Magnus Kjærgaard


Synaptic plasticity and intra-cellular signaling complexes in memory formation


Magnus Kjærgaard is Team Leader at DANDRITE and AIAS Cofund Junior Fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Magnus Kjærgaard is an expert in the use of single molecule fluorescence techniques and NMR spectroscopy. He will use these techniques to study the structural dynamics the intra-cellular domains of glutamate receptors and its associated signalling complexes. He is investigating how the physical association of biomolecules affects signalling pathways, and with his research he aims to contribute to our understanding of how these proteins are involved in learning and memory. Magnus Kjærgaard is the recipient of the Villum Fonden's Young Investigator Programme 2016 grant of 5 million DKK.



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(Photo: Mateusz Dyla)

2017.11.09 | PoulNissen

Poul Nissen, Mateusz Dyla and Magnus Kjærgaard publish article in the leading journal Nature

The article ‘Dynamics of P-type ATPase transport revealed by single-molecule FRET’ was published yesterday on 8 November 2017. Our cells are capable of moving energy and material around to the places where they are required, and ensuring that the body works properly. But how do the cells do this in real time from the perspective of the…

2017.09.13 | People

Iker Rivas González is new ERASMUS student on Kjærgaard Team

Iker is new ERASMUS student on Magnus Kjærgaard's team from August 28th. He's project will primarily involve the study of the mechanism of CaMKII regulation in the interaction between PSD-95 and the NMDA receptor phosphorylation. The work will be based on structural characterization and affinity measurements of the complex between PSD-95 and…

2017.09.05 | People

Agnieszka Jendroszek is new postdoc on Kjærgaard Team

Agnieszka is new postdoc on Magnus Kjærgaard’s team from September 1st. She will investigate bivalent interactions between antibody and its target using surface plasmon resonance technique. By changing the structure of the target as well as the affinity of the monovalent interactions she aims to determine how these…

2017.09.01 | People

Sara Basse is now PhD student on Kjærgaard Team

Sara is new PhD student on Magnus Kjærgaard's team from September 1st. She will investigate the mechanism that allows P-type ATPases to predominantly run in one direction through direct visualization by single molecule FRET spectroscopy and FRET-guided crystallization of a Ca2+-ATPase from Listeria monocytogenes, LMCA1.

2017.05.05 | Awards

DANDRITE researchers receive DFF-Research Project Grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research

Core group leaders Anders Nykjær and Poul Nissen, group leader Sadegh Nabavi and team leader Magnus Kjærgaard are all recipients of research grants from the FNU, FSS and FTP sections of DFF.

2016.03.15 | People

New Team Leader Magnus Kjærgaard - Neurotransmitter receptors and effective concentrations in signalling complexes

Magnus Kjærgaard is appointed Team Leader at DANDRITE per 15 March 2016, as an expert in the use of single molecule fluorescence techniques and NMR spectroscopy. He will use these techniques to study the structural dynamics the intra-cellular domains of glutamate receptors and its associated signalling complexes. He is investigating how the…

Photo by Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

2016.01.25 | Awards

Magnus Kjærgaard is awarded prestigious grant

Magnus Kjærgaard is awarded a large grant of DKK 5 mio. by Villum Fonden's Young Investigator Programme 2016, supporting young, talented researchers. The grant will allow Magnus to investigate how the physical association of biomolecules affects signalling pathways. Magnus Kjærgaard is postdoctoral fellow affiliated Group Leader Poul Nissen's…

2015.09.29 | Awards

AIAS-COFUND Marie Curie Fellowships awarded to Magnus Kjærgaard

Magnus Kjærgaard from Poul Nissen’s group has been awarded the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) AIAS-COFUND Marie Curie Fellowship, which will fund his research for 3 years from February 2016. In his research he will use single molecule fluorescence techniques and NMR spectroscopy to study the structural dynamics the intra-cellular…