Exploring bacteriophage potential

Illustrative figure of the damage C. difficile does to the gut. Extracted from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com Department: Uni. of Zürich & Uni. of Leicester,  dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Subject: Bacteriophages to treat Urinary Tract and Clostridium Difficile infection Location: Paushuize, Utrecht             Date: 22-02-2018 Seminar 5    Name: Raman van Wee Dr. W. Sybesma from Zürich and … Continue reading Exploring bacteriophage potential

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SUMO: Wrestling with the cell cycle

Name: Aïsha​ ​Mientjes aishamientjes@gmail.com OR a.mientjes@student.tudelft.nl Student number: 4460960 Seminar ​ 8:​ Speaker: Alfred Vertegaal​ ​ Department:​ LUMC Leiden (seminar at Hematology department) Subject:​ ‘Sumoylation’ processes and interference with the cell cycle Location:​ ​Erasmus MC Date:​ 12-02-2018 On the 12th of February, I attended a seminar given by Alfred Vertegaal of the LUMC Leiden. He presented … Continue reading SUMO: Wrestling with the cell cycle

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

Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

Aïsha​ ​Mientjes aishamientjes@gmail.com/a.mientjes@student.tudelft.nl 4460960 Seminar ​ 7:​     Speaker:​ ​Martin Howard Department:​ John Innes Center Subject:​ Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation Location:​ ​TU​ ​Delft Date:​ 12-01-2018   On the 12th of January, there was a bionanoscience seminar given by Martin Howard. He was trained as a physicist, but he has since then moved into … Continue reading Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

A paradoxical human mesh

Fibrin clots at work in forming a mesh of blood cells to fill up a hole in a vessel. (Eye of Science / Photo Researchers, Inc) Written by Raman van Wee Speaker:  Gijsje Koenderink Department: FOM institute AMOLF Subject: Biophysics of fibrin clots      Location: Erasmus MC          Date: 18-12-2017     Professor Koenderink kicked off with a great … Continue reading A paradoxical human mesh

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

“Biophysical properties of fibrin”

  Speaker:             Gijsje Koenderink   Department:     Biological Soft Matter Subject:              Biophysical properties of fibrin Location:           Rotterdam, Wytemaweg 80  Date:                    18-12-2017 Author:               Maricke Angenent   Gijsje Koenderink is the group leader of the research group ‘Biological Soft Matter’ at AMOLF, one of the Dutch research laboratories. Her group is mostly … 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