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