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PhD Defence for Bertrand Simon: Structural Biology

M.Sc. Bertrand Simon, a joint PhD student from the EMBL-Hamburg and NCMM, will defend his thesis, "Structural and functional regulation of death-associated protein kinases activity by calcium/calmodulin binding" on March 14.

Trial lecture - time and place

Bertrand's trial lecture titled, "Revolutions in structural biology: perspective on latest methodological Developments", will take place in the Green Auditorium at Rikshospitalet at 10:15, March 14.

Defence - time and place

The defense of Bertrand's thesis titled "Structural and functional regulation of death-associated protein kinases activity by calcium/calmodulin binding" will take place in the same auditorium at 13:15, March 14.

Adjudication committee

  • Professor Henning Tidow, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Hamburg
  • Professor Nathalie Reuter, Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen
  • Professor Erlend Arnulf Nagelhus, Institute for Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

Supervisors

  • Professor Matthias Willmanns, EMBL-Hamburg
  • Ian Geoffrey Mills, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, University of Oslo

Additional information

Summary

Calcium entry in any cell of the body is an important regulator of a variety of their activities ranging from fecundation to cell death. Bertrand Simon has deciphered in more detail the influence of calcium on one of its cellular effectors, Death-associated protein kinase. This new mechanism shed lights on how a ubiquitous signal as calcium, despite its hundreds of effectors, can lead to a specific cell fate.

NCMM invites you all to attend this event. After the defense, some cake and drinks are served outside the auditorium.

Organizer

NCMM
Tags: Disputation, PhD defenses
Published Mar. 7, 2017 2:06 PM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2017 6:42 PM