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Sean Hansen continues as PhD student in Nissen Group

Sean Hansen continues as PhD student in Poul Nissen's group, where his research focus will be to elucidate the ultrastructure of neurons, with a particular focus on the architecture of the axon initial segment (AIS) and the membrane protein composition found within this domain. To this end, he will implement cryo-electron tomography to gain high-resolution structural insight of the in situ and native protein organisation at the AIS, combined with other state-of-the-art methods including correlative light-electron microscopy, focused ion-beam milling, and sub-tomogram averaging.