December 7, 2012
Practical workshop: a Nordforsk network-sponsored workshop on electron microscopy techniques (for beginners), with emphasis on studies of cilia and centrosomes, will be held at the University of Bayreuth, Germany on February 18-21, 2013. The workshop is organized by affiliate network member Stefan Geimer and can accomodate a maximum of 10 participants. Participation, travel and accomodation is free of charge for members of the Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network, and participants should register by e-mail to Stefan Geimer by January 7th, 2013.
In the workshop, the following topics will be covered: different fixation and embedding methods, ultrathin sectioning, localization of proteins by immunogold techniques, standard transmission electron microscopy, three-dimensional visualization of structures by electron tomography. Hands-on training will include standard electron micsroscopy, postembedding immunogold labeling and electron tomography.
A detailed program will soon be uploaded to the website.
November 20, 2012
One new member added to the network! The Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network is pleased to that MD PhD Anna Lindstrand recently joined our network. Anna is a Resident of Clinical Genetics and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Molecular Medicine & Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, in Stockholm. She is interested in clinical genetics and ciliopathies. Welcome to the new member!
November 2, 2012
The Third Annual Meeting of the Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network will take place at Hotel Kristina in Sigtuna, Sweden from February 1st-3rd 2013. The registration deadline is December 1st, 2012. For more information and to register click here.
September 6, 2012
Practical workshop: a network-sponsored workshop/practical course in "Quantitative Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics", will take place in Odense, Denmark, November 19-23, 2012. The workshop is organized by network member Jens Andersen; for inquiries and to register for the course please contact Jens at email@example.com. For further details about the course and a preliminary program click here.
May 9, 2012
One new group added to the network! The Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network is pleased to announce that the group of Megan Davey at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland (www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/megan-davey/) recently joined our network. Welcome to the new member!
April 10, 2012
Researcher exchange: Gilbert Lauter from Peter Swoboda’s group in Stockholm visited the group of Lotte Pedersen and Søren Christensen in Copenhagen to learn techniques related to culture and transfection of mammalian cells. The visit was supported by the Network grant.
February 14, 2012
The homepage for our next annual network meeting is now open for registration! The meeting will take place on the island of Hankø, near Oslo, from April 23rd to 25th, 2012, and will be organized by network members Sebastian Patzke and Harald Stenmark. The deadline for registration is March 5th. To go to the meeting homepage, click here: www.ous-research.no/nordiccilia/
September 6, 2011
Researcher exchange: Marie-Estelle Hokkanen and Vanina Dahlström-Heuser from Eero Castrén’s group in Helsinki visited the group of Juha Kere in Stockholm for two days to discuss ongoing collaborations involving dyslexia candidate genes and the primary cilium. The visit was supported by the network grant.
August 23, 2011
One new group added to the network! The Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network is pleased to announce that the group of Anu Sironen (MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Biotechnology and Food Research, Animal Genomics, Jokioinen, Finland) recently joined our network. Welcome to the new member!
August 15, 2011
Researcher exchange: Troels Andersen from Lotte Pedersen and Søren T. Christensen’s group in Copenhagen visited the group of Sebastian Patzke and Trond Stokke in Oslo for five days. The purpose of the visit was to perform FACS analysis and sorting of IMCD3 cell lines stably expressing GFP-tagged ciliary proteins. The visit was supported by the network grant.
June 9, 2011
Researcher exchange: network member Sebastian Patzke from the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo visited the group of Lotte Pedersen and Søren T. Christensen in Copenhagen to discuss current and future collaborations, and to give a presentation on his current research. Dr. Patzke’s visit was supported by the network grant.
May 16, 2011
Two new groups added to the network! The Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network is pleased to announce that the groups of Johan Peränen, Helsinki, (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/peranen/vanhat%20sivut/index.htm) and Lisbeth Birk Møller in Copenhagen recently joined our network. Welcome to the new members!
March 7, 2011
Two new groups added to the network! The Nordic Cilia and Centrosome Network is pleased to announce that the groups of Emma Lundberg in Stockholm (www.biotech.kth.se/proteomics/groups/lundberg_group.html) and Stefan Geimer in Bayreuth, Germany (www.zellbiologie.uni-bayreuth.de/indexem.htm) recently joined our network. Welcome to the new members!