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2018.05.25 | Research news, Marco Capogna

New publication from Marco Capogna in The Neuroscientist

"Non-invasive stimulation of the human brain: Activation of multiple cortical circuits"

2018.05.24 | People

Søren Brag is new student assistant in Poul Nissen's group

Søren Brag will start as student assistant in Poul Nissen’s group on 25 May 2018. Søren will assist the laboratory technicians in the research group.

2018.05.24 | Knowledge exchange

DANDRITE attended this years' Festival of Research

As usual DANDRITE attended the Festival of Research. It was a busy and enjoyable day where students from DANDRITE demonstrated their research areas to the general Danish public. See pictures from the event here.

2018.05.17 | People , AndersNykjær

Majbritt is a new Laboratory Technician in Anders Nykjær’s group per May 16th.

Majbritt will take over many of Anja’s tasks while she is on maternity leave. Also Majbritt will be working together with postdoc Alena Salasova on her project, investigating the function of SorCS2 during embryogenesis with a particular focus on development of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. Majbritt has an education as a technician and a master…

2018.05.16 | People

Magnus Antonio Salcedo Jakobsen is new student assistant at the DANDRITE Administration

Magnus is new student assistant at the DANDRITE Administration pr. May 15th. He is studying Political Science at Aarhus University on the 4th semester. In his spare time he is a member of the board at Politologisk Bogformidling. Magnus is looking forward to meet everyone here at DANDRITE.

2018.05.14 | Research news, AndersNykjær

Group Leader Anders Nykjær contributes to new publication

Frontotemporal dementia is the second most common subtype of neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer's disease, and it is characterised by a strong genetic component. Mutations in GRN explain 1–11% of all cases of frontotemporal dementia but age at onset and clinical presentation are variable, even within families. This study identifies a…

2018.05.14 | People , AndersNykjær

Marianne Lundsgaard Kristensen is new Research Assistant in Nykjær Group

Marianne is new Research Assistant in Anders Nykjær's group per May 15th.  After finishing her master degree at the Institute of Biomedicine, she now got the opportunity to do exciting research at Prof. Anders Nykjær group. Her research will focus on development of blood vessels in the brain of the SORCS1 knockout…

2018.05.08 | Awards, KarinLykke-Hartmann

Toke Jost Isaksen receives Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award

Toke Jost Isaksen, former PhD student in Affiliated Researcher Karin Lykke-Hartmann’s group, is one of the winners of the 2018 Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award. Using mice tests Toke Isaksen has localised a defect in the sodium-potassium pump found in brain cells. The discovery may affect future treatment of neurological disorders.…

Picture of Alena Salasova

2018.05.07 | People , AndersNykjær

We welcome Alena Salasova who started as postdoctoral researcher on May 1

Alena will be working in Anders Nykjær's group where she will investigate the function of SorCS2 during embryogenesis with a particular focus on development of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. She will take advantage of multiple tools including biochemical assays, CRISPR/Cas9 technology, RNA scope in situ hybridization, and confocal microscopy, and…

2018.05.02 | Awards, Marco Capogna

Marco Capogna granted DKK 2.5 million from Independent Research Fund Denmark (Medical and health sciences, Research project 1) to investigate the role of GABAergic neuron types of amygdala and hippocampus on behaviour

Marco Capogna will receive the grant over a 3 year period for a project dedicated to discover the role of GABAergic neuron types of rodent amygdala and hippocampus on behavior. Experiments will be performed by using electrophysiology, optogenetic and high-resolution neuroanatomy on mice in vivo.

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Upcoming events


Sat 19 May
09:00-17:00 | Isola di San Servolo, Venice
NSAS Advanced Course: Cell-Reprogramming Technology in Neuroscience
Wed 30 May
14:00-16:00 | The Biomedicine Auditorium, building 1170, room 347, Ole Worms Allé, 8000 Aarhus
DANDRITE Mini Symposium
Lectures by: Prof. Benjamin Eaton, lecture title: "Using the fly neuron to study diet, aging, and pain”, Prof. Lisa Stowers, lecture title: “Leveraging olfaction to study mechanisms that drive innate behavior in the mouse” and DANDRITE Group leader Duda Kvitsiani, lecture title: “Foraging decisions in flies and mice”.
Thu 31 May
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 31 May 2018
Fri 01 Jun
09:00-16:30 | Lakeside Lecture Theatre, Aarhus University
50-year anniversary edition - Annual Meeting of Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Mon 04 Jun
08:00-21:30 | Kyoto, Japan
World Parkinson Congress (WPC)
Tue 05 Jun
08:00-21:30 | Kyoto, Japan
World Parkinson Congress (WPC)
Wed 06 Jun
08:00-21:30 | Kyoto, Japan
World Parkinson Congress (WPC)
Thu 07 Jun
08:00-21:30 | Kyoto, Japan
World Parkinson Congress (WPC)
Thu 07 Jun
08:00-21:30 | The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus.
The International Diabetic Neuropathy Consortium (IDNC) Annual Meeting
Thu 07 Jun
09:00-17:00 | Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Symposium "New Frontiers in Neuroscience and Imaging"
The 1st WCMM Symposium at Umeå University. WCMM is the "Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine".

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