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2018.11.12 | MarkDenham, Research news

Mark Denham receives DKK 100,000 from Parkinsonforeningen (The Parkinson's Foundation)

Mark Denham receives the grant for the project: "Investigating Genetic Susceptibility in Parkinson’s Disease GBA Heterozygous Carriers".

2018.11.09 | Research news, PoulNissen

DKK 30 million for high-tech electron microscopes for research in molecular cell biology

The Minister for Higher Education and Science has approved funding for three new research infrastructures, of which DKK 30.76 million goes to EMBION – a research infrastructure for cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) on biological materials.

Functional Mapping and Associative-Memory-Related Plasticity of Layer 1 NDNF-Expressing Interneurons

2018.11.08 | Events, Research news, Marco Capogna

New Publication from Marco Capogna's group

The article was published on November 7 in Neuron - Cell Press - “Dendritic Inhibition in Layer 1 Cortex Gates Associative Memory”. Learning-related plasticity is critical for emotional memory. The Neuron preview paper by Wen-Hsien Hou and Marco Capogna discusses novel dynamics mediated by a particular GABAergic neuron type (so-called…

2018.11.05 | PoulHenningJensen, People

Lixiang Jiang is a new PhD student in Jensen Group.

As a new PhD student in Jensen Group, Lixiang Jiang, will be working on a project Regulation of α-synuclein transcription by the PLK-2/GSK-3β signalling pathway – a potential modulator of Parkinson’s disease risk.

Anders Nykjær

2018.11.02 | Research news, AndersNykjær

Anders Nykjær interviewed for Nature; "Biomedical ‘ideas powerhouse’ opens its doors in Denmark"

In relation to the inaugurated of the Skou Building in October, Anders Nykjær has been interviewed for Nature, where he, amongst other things, describes how the new Skou building will make a difference; "Moving to the new building will provide an interdisciplinary environment that is critical to address and solve the big questions in neuroscience…

Max Gubert

2018.10.31 | AndersNykjær, People

Max Gubert is new Research Assistant in Nykjær lab

Max Gubert Olivé is a new research assistant in Anders Nykjær lab and he will be assisting Alena Salasova in her work. He will study developmental aspects of the dopaminergic nervous system.

Alexander Asferg

2018.10.31 | PoulHenningJensen, People

Alexander Asferg is new student in Jensen Group

Alexander is a Bachelor student in Molecular Biology and has joined the Jensen Group for his bachelors project. He is currently working with the AIAS Fellow Asad Jan, who is developing suitable genome editing tools to block the prion-like spread of alpha-synuclein in vivo.  Alexander is assisting in the preliminary work on this project.

Duda Kvistiani

2018.10.30 | News from the management, DudaKvitsiani

Congratulations to Duda Kvitsiani, who has had his Group Leader extension approved

The Executive Board of DANDRITE has approved the recommendations from Duda’s Assessment Committee to extend his appointment at DANDRITE for another four-year period until 2023.

2018.10.30 | PoulHenningJensen, Research news

Jensen Group receives 350,000 DKK from Parkinsonforeningen (The Parkinson's Foundation)

The grant is assigned to "investigate whether attempts to increase neurons cytosolic calcium levels protect a mouse model of progressive Parkinson’s disease – Effects of SERCA inhibition and activation of calcium channels."

Picture of Lone Frank and Poul Nissen

2018.10.29 | PoulNissen, Knowledge exchange

Poul Nissen interviewed for Radio24syv

Poul Nissen has been interviewed in Radio24syv for the program entitled "24 questions for the Professor" on protein structure research. Host of the interview was research journalist Lone Frank.

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Upcoming events


Tue 20 Nov
15:30-16:30 | Aarhus University, Auditorium A (build. 1162 – 013)
DANDRITE Lecture by Antoine Adamantidis
We are excited to announce a DANDRITE Lecture by Group Leader and Associate Prof. Antoine Adamantidis from Dept of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland. Title: "Thalamic dual-modulation of sleep and wakefulness". Host: DANDRITE Affiliated Researcher Marco Capogna
Fri 23 Nov
10:30-12:30 | Aarhus University, building 1342, room 455 (Lille Juridisk) Auditorium
DANDRITE Topical Seminar by Prof. Menno P. Witter and Postdoc Shinya Ohara
We are excited to announce a Joint DANDRITE Topical Seminar by Prof. Menno P. Witter and Postdoc Shinya Ohara from Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norway. Title of Menno P. Witter's talk: "How to relate neural architecture to function. The entorhinal cortex as a model." Title of Shinya Ohara's talk: "Organization of the hippocampal output circuit in the entorhinal cortex" Host: DANDRITE Team Leader Tomonori Takeuchi
Fri 23 Nov
14:00-15:00 | Aarhus University: The lecture hall in the AIAS building: Building 1632, room 201
INFORMATION MEETING WITH THE LUNDBECK FOUNDATION
Learn more about the foundation’s strategy, their new action plan and the associated new programmes. Open to anyone interested. From the Lundbeck Foundation, Lene Skole, Chief Executive Officer and Thomas Sinkjær, Senior Vice President Grants & Prizes and Director of Science, will be participating.
Mon 26 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Hindsgavl Castle,Hindsgavl Alle 7, Fyn, Middelfart, Denmark
Brain Prize Meeting on 26th – 28th November.
Once annually the Lundbeck Foundation awards The Brain Prize - a € 1 mio. personal research prize. The prize is awarded to nurture interest in brain research, to stimulate and reward outstanding brain research and to stimulate Danish brain research through increased interaction with international brain research. Dementia is this years theme. With international top keynote speakers including the four 2018 prizewinners, The Brain Prize Meeting brings together young neuroscientists and top researchers at this high-level neuroscience event.
Thu 29 Nov
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 29 November 2018
DANDRITE Internal Meetings takes place every second Thursday from 9-10 am, where all staff and students at DANDRITE meet to give each other updates on the research done at DANDRITE in order to facilitate interaction and collaborations among the groups.
Thu 29 Nov
09:00-15:30 | Aarhus Universitet, Studenterhusfonden, Frederiks Nielsens vej 4, meeting room 2.
PhD course: Do you want to get published?
In November 2018, Aarhus University will launch a program focusing on aspects of the publication process for PhD students. The course will bring together PhD students from all disciplines. Join this informative course to gain insight into publishing strategies and the peer-review system. Become more aware of how to compose your abstract as well as thinking strategically about publication. Registration deadline is passed.
Mon 03 Dec
13:30-14:30 | CFIN & MIB meeting room, 5th floor, AUH building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C
CFIN & MIB guest talk by Catherine Tallon-Baudry
Catherine Tallon-Baudry from ENS, Paris is visiting Aarhus and will give a CFIN and MIB guest talk on Visceral inputs, brain dynamics and subjectivity.
Fri 07 Dec
14:00-17:00 | building 3140, room 120, Gustav Wieds Vej 10A, Aarhus
DANDRITE Christmas get-together with spouses and children
This year, DANDRITE invites you with spouses and children to DANDRITE Christmas get-together on Friday 7th December at 14:00-17:00 in the common area in building 3140, room 120, Gustav Wieds Vej 10A, with “æbleskiver and glögg”, Christmas decoration fabrication and psst… a secret guest stops by… Please let Maria (mtj@dandrite.au.dk) know by 5th December, if you bring kids (name and age), as there will be a little surprise. Everyone affiliated DANDRITE, and our colleagues in buildings 1170-1171, 1182 & 3130-3135, are most welcome!
Wed 12 Dec
11:00-12:00 | The Biomedicine Auditorium, building 1170, 3rd floor, room 347
DANDRITE Topical Seminar by Kota Tokuoka, PhD Student at Kyoto University
The seminar entitled "Role of midbrain cholinergic inputs to the superficial layer of superior colliculus - Anatomical and electrophysiological studies" is hosted by DANDRITE Group Leader Keisuke Yonehara.
Thu 13 Dec
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 13 December 2018
DANDRITE Internal Meetings takes place every second Thursday from 9-10 am, where all staff and students at DANDRITE meet to give each other updates on the research done at DANDRITE in order to facilitate interaction and collaborations among the groups.

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