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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.…

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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.

2018.05.01 | People , PoulHenningJensen

Golshah Ayoubi is new Laboratory Technician in Jensen Group

Golshah is new Laboratory Technician in Poul Henning Jensen's Group from 23rd of April. Please give her a warm welcome.

2018.04.18 | Research news

A paragon of collaboration: Nordic EMBL Partnership featured in FEBS Letters

The four Nordic EMBL Directors were interviewed alongside Silke Schumacher, Director of International Relations at EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory)

2018.04.17 | People , AnnevonPhilipsborn

New Research Assistant in Philipsborn Group

Astrid Lauridsen is new Research Assistant in Anne von Philipsborn's group from April 15th. She will be studying the neuronal circuit mechanisms that underlie courtship behaviour and reward in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

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Upcoming events


Mon 17 Sep
14:00-15:00 | Aarhus University, Ole Worms Alle 3, The Biomedicine Auditorium 6, building 1170, 3rd floor, room 347
DANDRITE Lecture
DANDRITE Lecture by Distinguished Professor and Director Cheng-Chang Lien from Institute of Neuroscience at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan. Title of lecture: "Circuit specificity in the inhibitory architecture of the dentate gyrus". Host: Marco Capogna.
Thu 20 Sep
08:30-16:30 | Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS), Aarhus University, Buildings 1630-1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Symposium: Cutting Edge Technologies for Neurobiology
Thu 20 Sep
08:30-17:30 | The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C
AIAS Symposium: Cutting Edge Technologies for Neurobiology
Thu 20 Sep
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 20 September 2018
Thu 04 Oct
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 4 October 2018
Mon 08 Oct
08:30-17:00 | Victor Haderup Auditorium, Panum, building 20 ground floor, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen
1st Annual CryoNet Symposium
Thu 18 Oct
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 18 October 2018
Thu 01 Nov
09:00-10:00 | Aud. 6 (347), Building 1170
Internal meeting 1 November 2018
Wed 07 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Mærsk Tower (Panum) in Copenhagen
ENABLE Conference - The 2nd European PhD and Postdoc symposium
The ENABLE Conference is a scientific symposium with career developing and outreach activities for PhD students and Postdocs. The Symposium is funded by EU and organized by students and postdocs from CPR and three other European institutes. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. Some of these activities are limited – so make sure to sign up soon to secure a seat. NB.: You can apply for a travel grant until 30 June (free registration and up to 300 euro for travel/accommodation) – and early bird registration is until 31 July.
Thu 08 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Mærsk Tower (Panum) in Copenhagen
ENABLE Conference - The 2nd European PhD and Postdoc symposium
The ENABLE Conference is a scientific symposium with career developing and outreach activities for PhD students and Postdocs. The Symposium is funded by EU and organized by students and postdocs from CPR and three other European institutes. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. Some of these activities are limited – so make sure to sign up soon to secure a seat. NB.: You can apply for a travel grant until 30 June (free registration and up to 300 euro for travel/accommodation) – and early bird registration is until 31 July.

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