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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.

2018.10.29 | PoulNissen

Foteini Karapanagioti is new research assistant in Nissen group

The aim of this project for Foteini Karapanagioti is to investigate the structural changes of arrhythmic calmodulin mutations and the effects on the binding to and regulation of the Plasma Membrane Ca2+ ATPase (PMCA) pump. The acquired data will give an insight on the involvement of PMCA dysregulation in the mechanism of calmodulin mutation…

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One of the ultimate challenges in neuroscience is to link the dynamics of brain activity to behaviour. This meeting seeks to bring together experts on how the brain integrates information about sensory inputs and internal state into behavioural responses.
Thu 11 Apr
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Probing Neural Dynamics with Behavioural Genetics
One of the ultimate challenges in neuroscience is to link the dynamics of brain activity to behaviour.This meeting seeks to bring together experts on how the brain integrates information about sensory inputs and internal state into behavioural responses.
Fri 12 Apr
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Sat 13 Apr
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