New Nature paper with crucial CanCell contribution: Eating droplets piecemeal or in one big bite
Jan. 21, 2021 9:44 AM
Autophagy, ‘self-eating’, is the process by which cells capture and degrade components in their own interior that are harmful or superfluous, in order to recycle, detoxify and reuse them. In recent years, it was discovered that an important player in cells are fluid droplets -- like drops of oil in water -- that are enriched with proteins to perform various functions. Now, in a new paper published in Nature, CanCell scientists have collaborated with an international team to unravel how autophagy can capture droplets of “fluid” proteins inside the cell. The research team has uncovered the physics behind droplet autophagy, and how droplets also can serve as platform to enable autophagy of other cellular components.
Master student at CanCell awarded the TEKNA grant
Jan. 19, 2021 5:55 PM
Since its beginning in 2010, TEKNA’S Master stipend has been awarded to several candidates and helped them create extraordinary master projects. For the first time ever it has been awarded to a master project in the medical sciences.
CanCell members join the NCMM
Jan. 14, 2021 4:25 PM
The Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine ( NCMM) is working internationally to promote young and talented researchers to grow. The centre focus on molecular medicine, translational research and biotechnology and it is part of a big commitment to life sciences done by UiO. CanCell researcher Helene Knævelsrud has been appointed as a young associate investigator and Anne Simonsen has been re- elected as an associate investigator in the centre for the second time.
CanCell General Meeting
Jan. 27, 2021 2:00 PM
We kick off 2021 with the General Meeting - where we will present the plans for the year, new seminar group and the new CanCell young scientists (CYS).
CanCell seminar with Sara Sigismond: "Contact sites between PM, ER and mitochondria: connecting EGFR signalling to cell metabolism”
Feb. 19, 2021 11:00 AM
We are very happy to present Sara Sigismond from IFOM, Milano, Italy who will hold a Zoominar on Friday February 19. Her lab studies the molecular mechanisms governing endocytosis and signaling of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and how their alteration contributes to cancer development. Her lab also explore how endocytosis promotes breast cancer plasticity which promotes aggressiveness and metastasis.
CanCell seminar with Matthew Vander Heiden: "Cancer and metabolism" (TBC)
Mar. 26, 2021 2:00 PM
We are pleased to announce a CanCell seminar with Matthew Vander Heiden from Koch Institute. Vander Heiden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, and Associate Director of the Koch Institute at MIT, as well as a member of the Broad Institute. He is a practicing oncologist and instructor in Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard Medical School.