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2014.12.22 | Research news

Group Leader Mark Denham part of new BrainStem Strategic Centre

Group Leader Mark Denham is part of the newly established BrainStem Strategic Centre, a collaboration between Copenhagen University Hospital, Aarhus University, Lund University, University of Southern Denmark, Lundbeck A/S and Bioneer A/S. BrainStem will focus on basic disease mechanisms behind Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and use advanced…

2014.12.10 | Awards

Novo Scholarship awarded to Milena Laban

Master student Milena Laban has been awarded a Novo Scholarship from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novozymes. These scholarships are offered to support graduate training of some of the best students in protein science, biotechnology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, systems biology, translational medicine, microbiology, biophysics,…

2014.12.09 | Awards

New DANDRITE Group Leader Keisuke Yonehara receives Max M. Burger Prize 2014

The Max. M. Burger Prize is awarded annually at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) for Biomedical Research to an FMI postdoctoral fellow for an outstanding publication, and this year it was awarded Keisuke Yonehara, newly appointed Group Leader at DANDRITE. For almost 15 years, between 1987 and 2001, Max M. Burger has been director of the FMI.…

2014.12.09 | People

Visiting PhD student at DANDRITE

Friederike Degenhardt from TU Dortmund University in Germany will be visiting Poul Nissen’s group for 3 months from start January 2015 in order to gain experience in working with membrane-bound proteins. Her research project is about functional characterization of C-prenylating enzymes. One part of her PhD-project focuses on the membrane-bound…

2014.12.05 | People

Visiting PHD student at DANDRITE

PhD student Sarah van Veen from Peter Vangeluewen's group at the university of Leuven in Belgium is visiting Poul Nissen's group from 7-17 December 2014, to learn techniques for protein purification first-hand from postdoc Joseph Lyons. Sarah van Veen's research project aims to develop strategies to activate ATP13A2, an unexplored lysosomal…

2014.12.02 | People

New laboratory technician at DANDRITE

Mette Singers Johansen started as laboratory technician in a maternity cover position for Anne Kerstine Thomassen in Anders Nykjær’s group from 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015. Mette S. Johansen will be working with techniques within molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology, and the work includes working with transgenic mice.

2014.12.02 | People

New postdoc at DANDRITE

Muwan Chen started as postdoctoral fellow in Mark Denham's group on 1 December 2014. Muwan Chen will be working on the project “Live Imaging and Optical Control of Pluripotent Stem Cell Derivatives In Vivo”. Her work will focus on generation of a multi-functional hPSC for PET imaging and optogenetic control.

2014.12.01 | Awards

Jakob Ulstrup awarded price for best poster at the CoLuAa meeting

PhD student Jakob Ulstrup from Poul Nissen's group was awarded the poster prize for his poster "Understanding the glue – A structural and functional study on the Mycoplasma hominis adhesin Vaa" at this years CoLuAa meeting taking place 6-7 Nov. 2014 at the University of Copenhagen. The CoLuAa meeting is an annual meeting of structural biologists…

2014.12.01 | People

Anders Nykjær's group is visited by researchers from the Mayo Clinic Florida

PhD-student Maarten Rotman and Lab Manager Gangadaar Thotakura, Mayo Clinic Florida, will be visiting Anders Nykjær’s Group the first week of December. They both work in Anders Nykjær’s lab at Mayo Clinic and the purpose of their visit is to facilitate technology transfer in translational neuroscience between laboratories in Denmark and Florida.…

2014.12.01 | People

Visiting researcher at DANDRITE

Matthijs Wopke de Boer started as a visiting researcher in Anne von Philipsborn's group on 1 December 2014, where he will be visiting for 5 months. Matthijs Wopke de Boer will be exploring learning and nervous system plasticity in the context of Drosophila male courtship behaviour, in particular the function of FruitlessM transcription factor in…