Ingo Bechmann: New Dean of the Medical Faculty – University of Leipzig
We congratulate LOCOTACT PI Ingo Bechmann for the election as the new Dean / Chairman of the Dekanate of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig.
FOR 2841: Beyond the Exome with Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld as spokesperson
LOCOTACT deputy speaker Heiko Krude and LOCOTACT PI Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld are delighted about the funding renewal of the FOR 2841: Beyond the Exome. The research unit headed by Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld as the spokesperson, aims to to identify, analyze, and predict the disease potential of non-coding DNA variants in patients with rare genetic diseases.
The DFG announced the prolonged funding of the research unit located at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).
Poster Award at NeuroRNA Conference
ETA Project Research Grant for LOCOTACT PostDoc Sebastian Hönes
LOCOTACT Event - Panel Discussion on the movie Picture a Scientist
The fact that discrimination against female scientists is certainly not an outdated problem, but a highly relevant topic, could be experienced by all participants of the panel discussion on September 22. Inspired by the content of the film Picture A Scientist and moderated by Dr. Christina Altstötter-Gleich, the panel guests Prof. Britta Siegmund, Prof. Nicole Krämer, Prof. Karen Shire and Prof. Dagmar Führer-Sakel discussed their impressions of the film, their own experiences in their professional careers and everyday work, as well as cultural and structural differences between Germany, Europe and North America. The panel guests were in agreement that it is important to be a good example, to strengthen and support young female colleagues and, above all, to advocate for equal treatment in decision-making committees.
LOCOTACT would like to thank all panelists for the great contributions and inspirations that were shared with the audience, as well as the openness to talk about very personal experiences and looks back on a successful evening. Thank you!
Heike Heuer invited to ETJ Lecture Plenary Session at ETA 2023
At the 45th Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association (ETA), taking place in Milan, Italy, LOCOTACT PI Heike Heuer was invited to give two talks.
On Saturday, 09.09.2023, she presented in the prestigous plenary ETJ Lecture about "MCT8 deficiency – basic implications and therapeutic approaches".
The next day, 10.09.2023, she moreover held a symposium talk entitled "TH Transporters in the Brain" as a part of the session "Central Responses to Thyroid Hormone".
Thank you for representing our consortium on this international stage!
EndoDiab invites Steffen Mayerl to annual conference
The North Rhine-Westphalian Society for Endocrinology and Diabetology invited Steffen Mayerl to give insights into his work at the society's annual conference.
In the virtual session on 12.09.2022 he talked about "Thyroid Hormone Transporter Deficiency in Mice Impacts Multiple Stages of GABAergic Interneuron Development".
ETA 2022: Steffen Mayerl represents LOCOTACT at symposium
In the session "Thyroid hormone physiology and function" he gave insight into his research with the presentation entitled "Control of TH entry into cells".
Thank you for reprenting LOCOTACT!