Studying human aging by means of high throughput microscopy and a HGPS cell model

Speaker: Nard Kubben Department: Centre for Cancer Research at NIH Subject: High-Throughput Microscopy & Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: Brothers-in-arms to Discover Origins of Aging Location: Erasmus MC Date: 03-04-2018       Author: Nemo Andrea Nard Kubben is a researchers for the centre of cancer research at the national institutes of health. In his talk, he discussed his recent work on aging, … Continue reading Studying human aging by means of high throughput microscopy and a HGPS cell model

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It’s about time: how cyanobacteria use three proteins to predict fluctuating environments

Speaker: Mike Rust Department: Bionanoscience Subject: It’s about time: how cyanobacteria use three proteins to predict fluctuating environments Location: TU Delft Date: 26-01-2018 Author: Renée van der Winden Mike Rust from the University of Chicago came to talk to us about his research on the circadian rhythm of cyanobacteria. Since cyanobacteria are dependent on light … Continue reading It’s about time: how cyanobacteria use three proteins to predict fluctuating environments

Analogue or digital? Bursty or Poissonian? Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

Speaker: Martin Howard Department: Bionanoscience Subject: Analogue or digital? Bursty or Poissonian? Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation Location: TU Delft Date: 12-01-2018 Author: Renée van der Winden Martin Howard visited us from the John Innes Centre in the UK to talk to us about his research on epigenetic inheritance. The two main questions he … Continue reading Analogue or digital? Bursty or Poissonian? Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

The role of DNA damage in cardiovascular disease

written by Raman van Wee Seminar 4 Speaker:  Catherine Shanahan Department: Cardiology, Kings College Subject: The nuclear lamina: a key modulator of cardiovascular ageing          Location: Erasmus MC          Date: 20-12-2017      Text: The talk of Catherine Shanahan was one containing many experimental results, making it very information dense. Although it started as … Continue reading The role of DNA damage in cardiovascular disease

Biophysical properties of fibrin

Speaker: Gijsje Koenderink Department: Systems Biophysics, AMOLF Subject: Biophysics of fibrin clots Location: Erasmus MC Date: 18-12-2017       Author: Nemo Andrea Gijsje Koenderink is head of the systems biophysics department at the AMOLF research institute, based in Amsterdam. She was going to discuss the topic of fibrin clots, as part of the hematology lectures … Continue reading Biophysical properties of fibrin

How do endosomal vesicles move? A surprising interaction network in and between organelles

Speaker: Sjaak Neefjes Department: Bionanoscience Subject: How do endosomal vesicles move? A surprising interaction network in and between organelles Location: TU Delft Date: 24-11-2017 Author: Renée van der Winden Sjaak Neefjes came to talk to us about his research on the dynamics of certain endosomes that are active in the immune response of the body. … Continue reading How do endosomal vesicles move? A surprising interaction network in and between organelles

Cell biology of myelin in the healthy, diseased and aging brain

Speaker: Mikael Simons Department: Clinical Genetics Subject: Cell biology of myelin in the healthy, diseased and aging brain Location: Erasmus MC Date: 02-11-2017 Author: Renée van der Winden Today Mikael Simons came to talk to us about his research on myelin, the sheath that covers axons in nerve cells. He first explained a bit about … Continue reading Cell biology of myelin in the healthy, diseased and aging brain

How microglia/macrophages coordinate myelin repair

Speaker: Mikael Simons Department: Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, Technical University Munich Subject: How microglia/macrophages coordinate myelin repair Location: Erasmus MC Date: 02-11-2017      Author: Nemo Andrea  Mikael Simons gave a talk on recent developments in the area of myelin formation and repair. He is an active researcher in this area and presented some … Continue reading How microglia/macrophages coordinate myelin repair

How to achieve cellular replication without fail: lessons from bacterial cells.

Speaker: Christine Jacobs-Wagner Department: Microbial Sciences Institute, Yale West Campus Subject: How to achieve cellular replication without fail: lessons from bacterial cells. Location: TU Delft (BN Seminar) Date: 13-10-2017       Author: Nemo Andrea  The topic of today’s talk was cellular replication, which, in Christine’s opinion, is the ability that separates the living from the … Continue reading How to achieve cellular replication without fail: lessons from bacterial cells.

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, pathogenesis by trans-kingdom conjugation

Speaker: Paul van Hooykaas Department: Molecular Genetics, Leiden University Subject: Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, pathogenesis by trans-kingdom conjugation Location: Gorlaeus Laboratories, Leiden Bioscience Campus Date: 28-09-2017 Author: Nemo Andrea As is convention, Paul opened up his talk by outlining what the issues were that his research may be able to contribute to, and how these issues affect … Continue reading Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, pathogenesis by trans-kingdom conjugation