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The Institute of Neurogenetics is happy to welcome Leonie Blöbaum

Leonie Blöbaum is a Master’s student of Molecular Life Science at the University of Lübeck. She obtained her BSc degree from the University of Lübeck, where she investigated the localization of circadian transcription factors during nuclear export inhibition. During previous internships, she gathered practical training in the Quality Systems and Compliance department at GSK Vaccines, …

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The Institute of Neurogenetics is happy to welcome Tuğçe Gül from Koç University

Tuğçe Gül, a Suna Kıraç Scholar, is a visiting PhD student that has graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department. Her undergraduate thesis investigated SOD1 mutations in Turkish ALS patients. She obtained her MSc degree from Yeditepe University, Molecular Medicine Department during which she investigated the effect of miRNA-148a expression on LDL …

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The Integrative Omics team has received >$400,000 USD from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for gene-environment onset modifiers in Parkinson’s Disease

The initial study “Investigation of environmental factors in idiopathic and LRRK2-related Parkinson’s disease” was funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation in 2021 and they are pleased to announce yet another successful grant for the project “Interaction of mitochondrial genes and lifestyle factors on age at onset in idiopathic and LRRK2 Parkinson’s disease”. Carolin and Joanne have recently …

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PD Dr. Joanne Trinh, Prof. Christine Klein, and Prof. Markus Glatzel have received >€300,000 from the DFG to study the impact of Covid on Parkinson’s disease

The influence of COVID-19 on PD is largely unknown and elucidating the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on PD has a large potential for understanding the risk SARS-CoV-2 infection poses with respect to acceleration of subclinical PD and to understand prognosis of PD. In this project, the team will map relevant inflammatory biological pathways relevant to PD …

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A novel somatic modifier has been identified in X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism

Joanne Trinh and her group has identified a completely novel repeat interruption that exists in mosaic form within the expanded SINE-VNTR-Alu(AGAGGG)n repeat of TAF1. These repeat interruptions differ in repeat motif sequence and have been coined the new term mosaic Divergent Repeat Interruptions affecting both motif Length and Sequence (mDRILS)1. Their seminal work illustrates the …

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The Institute of Neurogenetics is happy to welcome Semra Öykü Çolak from Acibadem University, Istanbul

Semra Öykü Çolak from Acibadem University, Istanbul, has joined the Institute of Neurogenetics for a two-month internship starting April 2022. Semra is a fifth-year medical student who aspires to be a neurologist in the future. She previously held an internship at Universitätsklinikum Jena and studied human cytogenetics. She is here to broaden her knowledge of …

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The Institute of Neurogenetics is happy to welcome visiting professor Prof. Dr. M. Leonor Bustamante.

We are delighted to welcome Professor M. Leonor Bustamante who is joining us as a Visiting Professor for this month. M. Leonor Bustamante, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Human Genetics Program, Biomedical Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de Chile.  She works on Genetics of Neuropsychiatric disorders, where she together …

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