MRes Lisa Gerner at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway will be defending the thesis "An Exploration of the Structure and Function of Calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) in Prostate Cancer" for the degree of PhD.
This meeting is intended for NCMM group leaders, NCMM Associate Investigators/Young Associate Investigators, Board members and other stakeholders and scientific leaders. The meeting is planned from lunch-to-lunch.
Hesso Farhan is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences in Oslo. His group is interested in investigating the link between signal transduction and the endomembrane system. The group uses a combination of classical molecular cell biology techniques, system biology and mathematical modeling to understand the spatial-temporal regulation of signaling pathways and its role in the orchestrating fundamental cellular processes such as secretion, cell migration, polarity, and growth.
The title of the talk is: Organization of Cellular Signaling in Time and Space: Relevance for Growth and Migration of Cancer Cells.
Yearly, the Centres arrange a common retreat where all employees and students at the centres are invited. Open the programme.
Pia Abel zur Wiesch at the Institute of Pharmacy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway is heading the Systems Pharmacology group that uses theoretical models in close collaboration with experimentalists and clinicians to explore how we could use both within-host and population-wide drug treatment strategies to minimize human morbidity and mortality. The group is focusing on bacterial population dynamics, specifically pathogen population dynamics of anti-infective therapy. Pia Abel zur Wiesch in addition holds a visiting professorship at Yale School of Public Health. The title of her talk is "How to design drug dosing strategies: at the interface of chemical kinetics and population biology".
Ph.D. Kirsi Ketola has trained in systems biology and medical biotechnology as well as in biochemistry and drug discovery. The title of her talk is 'Tumour cell plasticity and cancer stem cell - neuroendocrine transdifferentiation as a resistance mechanism and therapeutic target in advanced prostate cancer'.
MSc Theis Sommer at the NCMM will be defending the thesis Biotechnological application and biophysical characterization of the bacterial enzyme Isatin hydrolase AND Structural studies of the regulatory N-terminal domain of the SLC4 bicarbonate transporter family and characterization of a novel zinc bindingfor the degree of PhD.
Doctoral candidate Master of Science Theis Sommer at NCMM will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
M.Sc. Nora Valeska Lieske at NCMM will defend her thesis for the degree philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Modulation of Adaptive Immune Responses — Studies in infectious diseases and immune disorders.
Doctoral candidate Nora Valeska Lieske at NCMM will have her trial lecture on the topic: Towards a cure for HIV: challenges and possibilities.
Trude H. Flo is heading a research group on host-pathogen interactions in mycobacterial and HIV infection. The title of her talk is “'The inner life of a Mycobacterium avium infected macrophage”.
The Sandberg group is interested in the immunology and immunopathogenesis of viral infectious diseases. Professor Sandberg’s talk is entitled “Role of MAIT cells in health and viral infectious disease”.
Dr. Whiteside’s research expertise is in cellular and molecular cancer immunology. She works with various subsets of human immune cells and studies their functional impairments in patients with cancer.
Professor Tobias Bopp is a Professor at Institute for immunology at University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and works with mice that are double-deficient in the transcription factors NFATc2 and NFATc3.
M.Sc. Stalin Chellappa Gunasekaran at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo will defend his theses for the degree philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Human Regulatory T cells: Suppressive Function and Role in Pancreatic Cancer and Distal Bile Duct Cancer.
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Raymond C. Stevens at the Stevens Laboratory focuses on structural neurobiology, using a combination of biochemistry and chemistry to understand the basis of neuronal signal transduction at the molecular level.
"The Amazing Structural Diversity of the GPCR Superfamily" is his presentation for the Hans Prydz Guest Lecture series.
Master of Science Tianzhou Zhang at Department of Biosciences/ Biotechnology Centre will defend his dissertation for the PhD degree: Analysis of isoform specific functions of PKD1 and PKD3.
NCMM is inviting NCMM/ BiO Group leaders and staff, newly appointed and reappointed NCMM AIs and YAIs, Board members and other stakeholders and scientific leaders to a network Meeting.
Program is available.
The NCMM network meeting will take place on 18-19 January 2016. This meeting is intended for NCMM/BiO group leaders, newly appointed and reappointed NCMM AIs and YAIs, Board members and other stakeholders and scientific leaders. The meeting is planned from lunch-to-lunch.
MSc Kristine Moltu at the Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Signal network analysis of T cell activation – in human T cells from blood donors and patients with colorectal cancer for the degree of PhD.
Tomas Brdicka is heading the Laboratory of Leukocyte Signalling at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR in Prague, the Czech Republic. The Laboratory of Leukocyte Signalling is studying the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction in leukocytes and his team has recently focused on the interplay between adaptor proteins, Src-family kinases and related kinase Csk. In addition, the group is involved in research aiming at uncovering the relationship between signal transduction and leukocyte-driven pathologies. Projects include studies of signalling proteins aberrantly expressed in childhood leukaemias and research of changes in leukocyte signal transduction in patients with Common Variable ImmunoDeficiency (CVID).
'Regulation of leukocyte signaling by Csk-binding proteins SCIMP and PSTPIP2' is his presentation for the Hans Prydz Guest Lecture series.
Yearly, the Centres arrange a common BiO + NCMM retreat where all employees and students at the centres are invited. Program.
M.Sc. Stefan Jörg Barfeld at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway and the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be defending the thesis The transcriptional role of c-Myc in prostate cancer for the degree of PhD. The event will take place on October 23, Kristine Bonnevie Building at 13:15.
The trial lecture entitled "Cancer Immunotherapy - strategies, mechanisms and challenges" takes place on October 23 at 10:15, Nucleus, Bikuben, Kristine Bonnevie Building.