"The human iPS Cell Proteome in Health & Disease"
Prof. Angus Lamond (Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee)
"Linking cell biology to pathogenesis in a simian model for HIV infection"
Prof. Mark Marsh (Director - MRC-Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology University College London)
Seminar by Jonathan Stecyk from the University of Alaska Anchorage: "Cardiovascular Function in Vertebrates that Survive with Little to No Oxygen".
Seminar by Øyvind Øverli from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: "Host phenotype manipulation by parasites".
Seminar by Sjannie Lefevre Nilsson from the Department of Biosciences: "Living without oxygen - the case of the crucian carp".
"Evolution of thermal tolerance in zebrafish"
Rachael Morgan, PhD candidate (Dept. of Biology, NTNU)
"Set to change? Lifespan factors influencing neurocognitive trajectories and plasticity"
Prof. Kristine Beate Walhovd (Dept. of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, UiO)
"Parasites on the brain: How behaviour-manipulating parasites alter host physiology and predator-prey interactions"
Dr. Lauren Nadler (NMBU)
"Fuel and Friends: Links between metabolic rate and social behaviours in fishes"
Dr. Shaun Killen (Glasgow University)
Dr. Aykut Uren (Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA)
It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend a seminar by Professor Jean Rossier from INSERM, France. Dr. Rossier has made several major discoveries in neuropharmacology including his work on neuropeptides with Bloom, Guillemin, and Udenfriend. He discovered multiple opioïd peptides delineating several distinct neuronal systems involved in pain and reward. Turning his interests on GABAA receptors, he made the seminal observation that several inverse agonists facilitate performance in learning and memory tasks. This has led to the present development by the pharmaceutical industry of specific inverse agonists which are candidates for promnesic drugs. His most widely technical contribution in neuroscience is the invention of single cell RT-PCR after patch-clamp. This unexpected marriage of molecular biology and physiology led to several discoveries. With single cell RT-PCR, he has deciphered the molecular organization of various synaptic receptors. He is now using RT-PCR and a multidisciplinary approach combining electrophysiology, pharmacology and imaging to characterize the diversity of neocortical interneurons and their roles in local blood flow control.