23.8. Faculty of Health Sciences seminar // Dr. Arthur de Jong: Where would we be without C2B: Lipid-protein interactions in synaptic transmission, Kuopio

Time 23.8.2018 at 15:00-16:00

University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio campus
Auditorium: TBA

Speaker Dr. Arthur de Jong
Utrecht University
Topic Where would we be without  C2B: Lipid-protein interactions in synaptic transmission


Arthur de Jong is the expert in the presynaptic transmitter release machinery. He studied signaling between dopaminergic neurons and glial cells in the substantia nigra with Dr. Alfonso Araque at the Cajal Institute in Madrid. He got the PhD in the well-known laboratory of prof Matthijs Verhage at the VU university in Amsterdam where he identified intracellular signal transduction pathways that modulate synaptic transmission in hippocampal neurons. Then he worked during 5 years at the laboratory of Dr. Pascal Kaeser at Harvard Medical School in Boston on molecular composition of the active zone, a protein network that regulates presynaptic vesicle fusion. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at the laboratory of Dr. Harold MacGillavry at Utrecht University, where is working on the nanoscale organization of the synapse. He is also member of an international collaboration coordinated by the Broad Institute, which aims to annotate all synaptically expressed genes, to understand how these genes contribute to neurological diseases.

This Guest Speaker seminar is organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences with Rashid Giniatullin as the host. The event, which is free of charge and open to everyone interested, will be held in English. No registration needed. Welcome!


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