Cellular responses to DNA damage: from molecular insights to new medicines

Speaker: Steve Jackson Department: Gurdon institute, University of Cambridge Subject: Cellular responses to DNA damage Location: Erasmus MC Rotterdam Date: 27 September 2016 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren On average, 2x1021  lesions occur per day in each person. These lesions can be caused by errors in the replication pathway or exposure to radiation. Luckily, cells have mechanisms to repair the lesions. Different types … Continue reading Cellular responses to DNA damage: from molecular insights to new medicines

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Synaptic Origins of Cerebellar disease Speaker: Roy Sillitoe Department: Jan and Duncan Neurological Institute, Baylor College of Medicine Subject: Synaptic Origins of Cerebellar disease Location: Erasmus MC Date: 6 June 2016 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren In the spirit of sharing unpublished work, Roy Sillitoe shares his knowledge on the cerebellum synapses. One of the models he is intrigued is, is how in … Continue reading

The many layers of the Neocortex

Speaker: Randy M. Bruno Department: Neuroscience and Zuckerman Institute of Columbia University Subject: The many layers of the Neocortex Location: Erasmus MC Date: 5 October 2015 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren   The neocortex is the top layer of the cerebral hemispheres, 2-4 mm thick, and made up of six layers, labelled I to VI (with VI being the innermost and I being … Continue reading The many layers of the Neocortex

Speaker: Wei-Feng Xue Department: School of Biosciences, University of Kent Subject: Nano-scale properties of the amyloid life-cycle Location: TU Delft Date: 12 May 2015 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren   Wei-Feng  Xue leads a research group at the school of Biosciences at the University of Kent. Its work focusses of the mechanisms of amyloid assembly. In his lab a multidisciplinary approach can be … Continue reading

Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with single-molecule and super-resolution imaging.

Speaker: Xiaowei Zhuang Department: Chemistry Department of Harvard University Subject: Microscopy imaging Location: TU Delft Date: 12 January 2017 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren At the Dies Natalis of the TU Delft, Xiaowei Zhuang is introduced to the public by Chirlmin Joo. Xiaowei Zhuang is principal investigator of a lab and professor at Harvard who contributed greatly to the design of the well-known … Continue reading Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with single-molecule and super-resolution imaging.

Dissection back-to-front cell polarity with optogenetics

Speaker: Mathieu Coppey Department: Physics and Chemistry Department, Marie Curie Institute Paris                       Subject: Optogenetics Location: TU Delft Date: 16 September 2016 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren Mathieu Copey works in the Physics and Chemistry department of the Marie Curie Institute in Paris, France. The general motivation and driving force in his … Continue reading Dissection back-to-front cell polarity with optogenetics

CRISPR-based interference in Prokaryotes from exploration to exploitation

Speaker: John van der Oost Department: Microbiology, Wageningen University Subject: CRISPR-Cas system Location: TU Delft Date: 12 November 2015 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren   Professor John van der Oost works in the laboratories of Microbiology of Wageningen UR and is extremely interested in the CRISPR system. Originally having a background in microbiology, John van der Oost is very fascinated by bacteria. The … Continue reading CRISPR-based interference in Prokaryotes from exploration to exploitation

Material-cell interactions

Speaker: Christine Payne Department: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech Subject: Material-cell interactions Location: TU Delft Date: 15 October 2015 Author: Gabriele Kockelkoren   Material-Cell Interactions The goal of research in the Payne Lab at Georgia Tech is to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms by which cells interact with materials. This talk was divided into the two main research topics … Continue reading Material-cell interactions

T-cell mediated neurodegeneration and repair

Speaker: Frauke Zipp Location: Erasmus MC Date: 6 February 2017 Author: Carolien Bastiaanssen  Frauke Zipp conducts research to learn more about the crosstalk of the immune system and the nervous system in neurology. In this field Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is studied as a model disease. In her talk she first explained about the pathology of … Continue reading T-cell mediated neurodegeneration and repair

Crosstalk of immune and nervous system

The second speaker of this two-part seminar series by the Department of Neurology was by professor Zipp. She immediately started talking about the model disease in her field, namely multiple sclerosis. She showed that on an MRI image there are two differently colored parts associated with MS, one showing the inflammatory pathology of MS because … Continue reading Crosstalk of immune and nervous system