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2016.05.26 | Research news, PoulNissen

New publication from Poul Nissen's group - New discovery from the molecular machinery for depression and addiction

In the study "A Conserved Leucine Occupies the Empty Substrate Site of LeuT in the Na+-free Return State" it is described how a group of the brain’s transport proteins with important roles in depression and dependence overcome the step which limits their effectiveness. The discovery makes it possible to describe the full function of the transport…

2016.05.23 | Awards, KeisukeYonehara

Group Leader Keisuke Yonehara appointed the first AIAS Associate

AIAS bids its welcome to Keisuke Yonehara from DANDRITE, Aarhus University who is now officially affiliated with AIAS. The new ‘AIAS Associates’ has been established as a means to provide Aarhus University internationals at a high-level with a formal access and link to the international environment at AIAS.

2016.05.20 | Awards

Milena Laban awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowship

PhD student Milena Laban from Group Leader Poul Nissen's research group has been awarded the prestigious Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowship to accomplish her research project "Structural studies of P4 ATPases". The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists, who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project…

2016.05.17 | Public/media

DANDRITE attended Festival of Research 2016

DANDRITE's researchers and several students had a great day at this year's Festival of Research, where they communicated their fascinating research in the brain and the nervous system to the general Danish public. The theme for the Festival of Research 2016 is "Fascinating Research". Stem cells were showcased and details on how they are used in…

2016.05.09 | Research news

A calcium pump caught in the act

Researchers at Aarhus University have described one of the cell’s key enzymes, the calcium pump, in its decisive moment – a so-called transition state where a catalyzed activity makes the turning point from bound substrate to product. These findings provide a very detailed picture of how one of the most energy-consuming processes in the body takes…

2016.05.01 | People

New PhD student at DANDRITE

Sophie Seidenbecher started as a PhD student per 1 May 2016 in Duda Kvitsiani's group. Sophie’s research focus will be on understanding the molecular basis of foraging decisions in the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Using a recently developed single fly reward foraging assay, she will build computational models of food foraging behavior.…