Hanne Poulsen


Electrophysiology of electrogenic transporters and ion channels


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 is 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

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…

2015.10.29 | Research news

New publication from Team leader Hanne Poulsen - The α4 isoform of the Na+ ,K+ -ATPase is tuned for changing extracellular environments

A unique pump in sperm cells makes a difficult journey possible. A prerequisite for the sperm cell's difficult journey from the testes to the fallopian tube is its unique sodium-potassium pump. New studies of the unique pump show how it differs from the sodium-potassium pumps in the rest of the body, and gives hints on why sperm cells have…

2015.02.05 | People

Importance of ion pumps and channels in health and disease of the brain – new Team Leader Hanne Poulsen

Hanne Poulsen is appointed Team Leader at DANDRITE as an expert in 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…