Light harvesting and photo-protection in photosynthesis

Speaker: Lijin Tian Department: Biophysics of photosynthesis Subject: Light harvesting and photo-protection in photosynthesis Location: TU Delft Date: 24-05-2017 Author: Kristian Blom At the 24th of June I visited a talk given by dr. Lijin Tian, a postdoc candidate for the Nynke Dekker lab who is currently working in the lab of Prof. dr. Roberta Croce … Continue reading Light harvesting and photo-protection in photosynthesis

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EMT-controlled phenotype switching drives malignant progression

Speaker:              Geert Berx Department:      JNI Oncology Location:            Erasmus MC Rotterdam Date:                    24-5-2017 Author:                Katja Slangewal Dr. Geert Berx was one of the people how helped discovering E-cadherin as aberrantly regulated in cancers. E-cadherin is for instance lost or partially lost in invasive lobular breast cancers. However, this type of breast cancer only represents 15% of … Continue reading EMT-controlled phenotype switching drives malignant progression

EMT controlled phenotype switching drives malignant progression

Speaker: Geert Berx Department: Molecular and Genetic Oncology Lab, Ghent University, Belgium Location: Erasmuc MC Rotterdam Date: May 24, 2017 Author: Teun Huijben Geert Berx is introduced by one of our teachers Riccardo Fodde as one of the pioneers in the field of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). After this introduction he starts to give us … Continue reading EMT controlled phenotype switching drives malignant progression

The Pathways Traveled: Structural Studies of Virus Assembly

Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Wright Department: Department of Pediatrics, Emory University Subject: The Pathways Traveled: Structural Studies of Virus Assembly Location: A1.100 TU Delft Date: 19-05-2017 Author: Kristian Blom On the 19th of May I visited a BN colloquium given by Elizabeth Wright, principal investigator at Emory University. The Wright lab is interested in the use … Continue reading The Pathways Traveled: Structural Studies of Virus Assembly

The ‘Nano’ in the huge Universe

Speaker:              Prof. Sir Vincent Icke Department:      Theoretical astrophysics University of Leiden Location:            TU Delft Date:                    17-5-2017 Author:                Katja Slangewal The universe is immensely huge. So, it might be a bit surprising that describing Nano-scale processes are necessary to describe our universe. Until a few years ago the field of Cosmo-chemistry, which focusses on the Nano-scale … Continue reading The ‘Nano’ in the huge Universe

The Pathways Traveled, Structural Studies of Mononegales Virus Assembly

Speaker: Elizabeth R Wright Department: Department of Pediatrics, Emory University Subject: The Pathways Traveled, Structural Studies of Mononegales Virus Assembly Location: Delft University of Technology Date: 19 May 2017 Author: Romano van Genderen Professor Wright started by giving us an overview of different size scales and the techniques used when studying life on that scale. … Continue reading The Pathways Traveled, Structural Studies of Mononegales Virus Assembly

New chemical therapeutics of genetic disease by manipulating the transcriptome

Speaker: Masatoshi Hagiwara Department: Developmental biology Subject: New chemical therapeutics of genetic disease by manipulating the transcriptome  Location: Erasmus MC Rotterdam Date: 3 April 2017 Author: Carolien Bastiaanssen Professor Hagiwara leads a research group at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine Japan. His long-lasting dream is to cure genetic diseases with the compounds he and … Continue reading New chemical therapeutics of genetic disease by manipulating the transcriptome

Information processing in neural and gene regulatory networks

Speaker: Gašper Tkačik Department: IST Austria Subject: Information processing in neural and gene regulatory networks Location: A1.100 TU Delft Date: 22-03-2017 Author: Kristian Blom On the 22nd of March I visited a seminar given by Gašper Tkačik, a theoretical physicist who is interested in using statistical physics and information theory to explain phenomena related to … Continue reading Information processing in neural and gene regulatory networks

Big data analysis for precision medicine in dementia

Speaker:              Wiro Niessen Department:      Biomedical image analysis Location:            TU Delft Date:                    17-5-2017 Author:                Katja Slangewal Are doctors in the near future being replaced by technology? Approximately five years ago scientists were still laughing at people working at neural networks. However, at the moment neural networks can process more and more data in a short amount … Continue reading Big data analysis for precision medicine in dementia

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases

Speaker:             Ulrich Martin Department:     Cell biology Location:            Erasmus MC Rotterdam Date:                    15-5-2017 Author:               Katja Slangewal The endogenous heart regeneration after a myocardial infarct is far from sufficient in mammals. Actually, less than 50% of the cardiomyocytes in a mammal heart are replaced during the entire life span. These facts immediately show the … Continue reading Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases