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Hanne Poulsen


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Hanne Poulsen is Team Leader at DANDRITE and Assistant professor at Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Hanne Poulsen's field of expertise is electrophysiology of electrogenic transporters and ion channels. She is also establishing voltage-clamp flourometry based on incorporation of unnatural amino acids through genetic code expansion. Her research topics include the sodium-potassium pump and transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Hanne Poulsen was the recipient of the 2014 Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship award at DKK 10 million for a five-year period.


Link to news article about Hanne Poulsen's Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship


It is necessary for all cells in the human body that the sodium-potassium pump works as it should. The pump is a complex and fascinating machine that works from its position in the cell membrane to ensure the right balance between sodium and potassium ions in the intracellular and extracellular environments (Figure: Hanne Poulsen)

News

2019.10.07 | Events

Great symposium on Iceland last week

The 8th Annual Symposium on ATP1A3 in Disease 2019 took place 3-4 October 2019 on Iceland, hosted by the AHC Association of Iceland, and supported by an organizing committee consisting of European scientists working on ATP1A3 related diseases for many years, including three researchers affiliated DANDRITE; Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Hanne Poulsen, and…

2019.09.03 | HannePoulsen

Tommi Anttonen has been appointed a 2-year postdoc position in molecular neuroscience in Poulsens group

The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience DANDRITE at Aarhus University is glad to accept Tommi Anttonen as Postdoc. The position is funded by The Lundbeck Foundation and he is starting the September 1st 2019. The project is a joint collaboration with professor Karen Steel at King’s College in London. With the aim of gaining…

2019.05.23 | People

Welcome to new PhD student Oscar Sevillano Quispe in Hanne Poulsen's research group

My project aims at describing the dynamics of the structural rearrangements of glutamate NMDA receptor through different states. To this end, I will use voltage-clamp fluorimetry, inserting a fluorescent amino acid at various sites of the receptor. Ultimately, this study will provide a novel means of understanding the mechanisms that govern NMDA…

2019.02.22 | Research news

New publication from Team Leader Hanne Poulsen published in the Journal Brain

Team Leader Hanne Poulsen has co-authored the article entitled "A novel ATP1A2 mutation in a patient with hypokalaemic periodic paralysis and CNS symptoms", published in the scientific journal Brain - A Journal of Neurology.

2018.10.01 | HannePoulsen

Farahnaz Hazrat is new master student in Hanne Poulsen team

Farahnaz Hazrat is new Master student in Molecular biology and will be part of Hanne Paulsens research group for the next 10th month. She will primarily be working with Sodium-potassium ATPases. Farahnaz will investigate the effect of the positive charges on the unstructured and positively charged part of the N-terminal side this is done by…

2018.09.10 | People

Oscar Sevillano Quispe joins Poulsen's team for a 3 month PhD screening grant.

Oscar Sevillano Quispe has joined the Hanne Poulsen team for 3 months with the PhD screening grant, and during his time here he will help with the characterization of the ATP1A3 subunit mutation that causes CAPOS, using electrophysiology methods in the frog oocyte expression system. At the same time, he will be cloning NMDA receptors inserting…

2018.04.03 | Research news

Official Inauguration of PROMEMO on 4 April 2018

The official inauguration of PROMEMO - Center for Proteins in Memory - a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence will take place on 4 April 2018. The research center PROMEMO started on 1 December 2017 and aims to identify and understand the function of memory associated proteins that determines the persistence of a memory.

2018.03.05 | PoulNissen

New laboratory technician at DANDRITE

Tanja Klymchuk is now affiliated as shared laboratory technician at DANDRITE, sharing her time between the group's of Poul Nissen, Hanne Poulsen, Magnus Kjærgaard, Thomas Boesen, and Assoc. prof. Bjørn Pedersen at the Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics. Tanja will, together with technician Anna Marie Nielsen, take over some of the duties and…

2017.05.03 | People

Helle Bakke Krog is new postdoc in Team leader Hanne Poulsen's group

Helle started as a postdoc in Team leader Hanne Poulsen’s group per 18 April. She will be working with establishing and expanding the use of the unnatural fluorescent amino acid Anap in Voltage-clamp fluorometry (VCF) for studying Trp channels

Illustration from the publication "Tuning of the Na,K-ATPase by the beta subunit"

2016.02.05 | Research news

New insight into a cerebellar sodium-potassium pump - New publication from Hanne Poulsen's team

This study "Tuning of the Na,K-ATPase by the beta subunit" was carried out in collaboration with Karin Lykke-Hartmann’s group, Aarhus University, and Himanshu Khandelia’s group, University of Southern Denmark. In this study the Danish researchers have found that a unit in the sodium-potassium pump, which is mainly located in the cerebellum, has…

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