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2015.01.28 | Research news, PoulNissen

New publication from Poul Nissen's group - New steroid-bound structures of the sodium-potassium pump broaden our knowledge about this enzyme

Na+,K+-ATPase is the ion pump responsible for maintenance of the electrochemical gradients of Na+ and K+ across the membrane of animal cells. Cardiotonic steroids constitute a broad class of specific Na+,K+-ATPase inhibitors, including drugs of clinical importance with multiple physiological effects. The existence of several endogenous cardiotonic…

2015.01.20 | Events

Joint DANDRITE & MEMBRANES Lecture - 29 January 2015

Lecture on "Structural basis for Ca2+-activation in TMEM16 chloride channels and lipid scramblases" by Raimund Dutzler from the Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich. The lecture takes place Thursday 29 January 2015 at 12.15 - 13.00 in Aud. 6, building 1170, 3rd floor, Dept. Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Ole Worms Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus.…

Keisuke Yonehara has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants. (Photo: Sandra Ziegler Handschin, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland)
Image at left with black background: In the eye of a transgenic mouse, a single motion-sensitive visual cell in the retina (green) has highlighted the neighbouring visual cells it is in contact with (purple). This was achieved by infecting it with a specially modified virus that can only cross from one neuron to another that it is in contact with (Yonehara et al., Nature, 2011). (Both images: Keisuke Yonehara)

2015.01.20 | Awards, Research news, People

ERC Starting Grant for research into the brain’s visual processing system

Keisuke Yonehara is leader of the Yonehara Group at DANDRITE (the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience), Aarhus University. He has just been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 million for research into the visual nerve connections that make it possible to see shape and movement.

2015.01.19 | People

Visiting researcher at DANDRITE

Angela O'Sullivan started as a visiting researcher in Anne von Philipsborn's group in mid January 2015, where she will be visiting for 3 months.

2015.01.19 | People

New postdoc at DANDRITE

Nelson Ferreira started as postdoctoral fellow in Poul Henning Jensen's group on 16 January 2015. Nelson Ferreira has been awarded a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the Lundbeck Foundation to establishing a mouse model for prion-like spreading of pathological α-synuclein and then use it to demonstrate the role of specific molecular…

2015.01.16 | People

Visiting researcher at DANDRITE

Vesna Makovsek started as visiting researcher in Mark Denham's group in mid January 2015, where she will be studying for 3 months. Vesna Makovsek will be working with culturing human induced pluripotent stem cells and directing their fate toward neural lineages. The title of her project is: Understanding the molecular pathways involved in the…

2015.01.16 | Events

Upcoming DANDRITE Topical Seminars

Four different DANDRITE Topical Seminars on specialized topics regarding neural circuits in visual system are taking place in late January and early February 2015. See more here.

2015.01.12 | Research news

New microscopes ensure nanoscale engineering

Aarhus University's purchase of the market’s most advanced electron microscopes is very important for The Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) as the microscopes provide a unique opportunity to study large proteins in brain cell membranes; something that is very important for the communication between cells in the…

2015.01.07 | People

New laboratory technician at DANDRITE

Gurmeet Kaur Singh started as laboratory technician in Keisuke Yonehara’s group on 5 January 2015. Gurmeet Kaur Singh will be working on neuronal circuits in the visual system with techniques such as molecular biology, histology, viral production, and transgenic mouse. Her main tasks include also administrative work and management of the…