Move to Jena
Janine accepted a W3 Professorship for Biochemistry of Aging at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena + Leibniz-Institute on Aging
Since April Janine is a joint professor of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and the Leibniz Institute on Aging in Jena. The move to Jena will take place in summer. We say farewell to Bremen and all colleagues at the Universität Bremen.
Franziska enjoys her research visit in Cambridge, UK
Research visit between February and April 2023 in the lab of Gabriele Kaminski Schierle
Franziska's research visit is supported by a fellowship of the Alzheimer Forschungsinitiative e.V. and we very much appreciate the support! Franziska is learning to use microfluidics to immobilize nematodes for subsequent Calcium imaging analyses.
Retreat with the Einholt lab in Berlin
Mira, Sudarson and Janine went to Berlin to meet with the Eickholt lab (Britta, Patricia, Dimitra and Rafaela) to discuss the research progress of two DFG-funded project (Syntophagy and neuronal actin). Intense discussions were followed by some fun activities. Our Bowling skills can be improved and we will challenge the Eickholt lab with some other activities on our next retreat. Lets figure out what we're good at ;o)
Allen Distinguished Investigator Award to Janine
Funding by The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
15.12.2022: Together with Tim Clausen, Janine has been awarded an Allen Distinguished Investigator award to study the life of proteins. In this joint project, we aim to identify regulators of protein lifespan (synthesis, folding, repair, assembly, function and clearence) in a living and more importantly, aging organism: C. elegans. We will engineer split-fluorescent sensors reporting on the synthesis, abundance, location, folding, function and turnover of the muscle protein myosin. Goals of this project are to understand which factors regulate the life of proteins and how protein lifespan affects and is affected by the age of an organism.
AFI International Training Grant for Franziska
Alzheimer Forschungsinitiative supports Franziska's 2 months research visit in Cambridge, UK
Franziska will spend 2 months in the lab of Gabriele Kaminski Schierle from end of February to mid April 2023 and work on the project: Analysis of neuronal damage on Aβ and tau pathology in C. elegans
The Leuven Protein Aggregation Meeting (21.-23.09.2022)
Janine presented data on HTT and DNAJB1
The meeting was held in beautiful Leuven and was completely sold out. Everyone was eager to get back to in-person-meetings to discuss amyloids.
Syntophagy Kick-off meeting
12.+13.09.22 Mira and Dimitra (PhD student of Britta Eickholt's lab) finally meet
PIs and PhD students of the new research unit FOR 5228 Syntophagy met for the first time in Lutherstadt Wittenberg to present their data and to discuss the next steps. Quite an intense, but very stimulating meeting.
4.12.2021 New funding from the DFG
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the DFG to study the neuronal cytoskeleton with aging, upon proteotoxic stress and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. This is a joint project with the Eickholt lab at Charite Universitätsmedizin. We will use the nematode as well as in vitro assays to study the actin filament in neurons and how the actin network can be protected by modulators to sustain neuronal activity in aged cells/organisms.
Allen Distinguished Investigator Awardee Meeting in Seattle
19.4.-21.4.2023 Kick-off meeting of the Allen Foundation Frontier Symposium
Janine went on the first annual meeting of the Allen Foundation that invites all new and current Allen Dinstinguished Investigators. 2 intense days filled with science and encounters with fabulous scientists of a very diverese research background.
J-domain proteins: from molecular mechanism to diseases
Gdansk, Poland March 29th - April 1st
Second meeting of hopefully a long series of a meetings dedicated to J-domain proteins. This was a focused and intense workshop. Looking at the meeting attendees I think we can do better in diversity though. Learned and discussed a lot.