LOCOTACT Lectures - Jan G. Hengstler
We thank Prof. Jan G. Hengstler for his excellent talk in the November edition of the LOCOTACT Lectures!
The audience has been highly impressed by the innovative technique to visualize liver cells intravitally.
Renate-Maaß-Research Award 2021
PD Dr. Anna Cirkel, LOCOTACT PI, is the winner of the Renate-Maaß-Research Award in 2021!
With this esteemed award the Renate-Maaß-Foundation in Lübeck recognizes the outstanding work of Dr. Cirkel in studying the influence of thyroid hormone on brain function, memory formation and behaviour. More information about the research of Dr. Cirkel and the Award can be found here.
Congratulations to PD Dr. Anna Cirkel!
Interview with the 2021 Pitt-Rivers Lecturer
Prof. Heike Heuer, LOCOTACT PI, is the 2021 British Thyroid Association Pitt-Rivers Lecturer!
She will give her Medal Lecture about the “Role of thyroid hormone transporters in brain development and function” on Monday November 8 at 14:00 GMT at the SfE BES 2021 in Edinburgh.
The Society for Endocrinology interviewed Prof. Heuer about her career, her inspirations, challenges and future visions in TH research. Follow this link to read the whole interview.
Congratulations to this renowned award!
LOCOTACT Lectures - Final Programme
We are pleased to announce the final program for the LOCOTACT Lectures in the winter semester 2021/22!
04.11.2021, 5.00 pm
Prof. Dr. Jan G. Hengstler, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund
“Intravital functional imaging of the liver: elucidation of pathophysiological mechanisms of steatohepatitis“
09.12.2021, 5.00 pm
Dr. Gad Vatine, The Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell (RMSC) Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
13.01.2022, 5.00 pm
Prof. Dr. Matthias Gunzer, Institute for Experimental Immunology and Imaging, University of Duisburg-Essen
“Neutrophils in sterile and infectious inflammation“
10.02.2022, 5.00 pm
Prof. Miguel López Pérez, Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases, University of Santiago de Compostela
“Obesity Wars: a New Hope, hypothalamic AMPK targeting“
You can download the flyer here.
LOCOTACT Lectures - Guo Huang
Many thanks to Guo Huang for his impressive presentation to kick off the LOCOTACT Lectures.
Especially for the young scientists of our CRC the lectures has been a great inspiration and motivation!
Guo Huang enjoyed all discussions and interactions about his talk.
The monthly lectures with invited guest speakers start on September 9, 2021 and will take place on thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm via Zoom.
It is our great pleasure to announce our first Speaker:
Guo Huang, Ph.D from the University of California, San Francisco. Guo Huang is an expert in regeneration of cardiomyocytes, regenerative potential vs. thermogenesis, evolution and the role of thyroid hormones Huang Lab at UCSF
43rd annual ETA eConference 2021
We would like to congratulate two award winners of our LOCOTACT consortium!
Junior group leader and LOCOTACT PI Dr. Steffen Mayerl was awarded with the ETA Jack Robbins Prize for his presentation on the role of thyroid hormone transporters in GABAergic interneuron development.
Ann-Kathrin Schörding, MD student in the group of Prof. Lars Moeller received the prestigious Young Investigator Award for her outstanding presentation on canonical thyroid hormone action in bone development.
Thanks to everyone who actively paticipated and represented our consortium during the meeting!
43rd annual ETA eConference 2021 - Programme
Only a few days are left until the opening of the European THYROID Association eConference 2021!
It is our great pleasure to announce six speakers of the LOCOTACT consortium:
Dr. Robert Opitz, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Saturday (04.09.) Oral Session I: 01:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Dr. Steffen Mayerl, Universitätsklinikum Essen - Sunday (05.09.) Oral Session II: 06:15 PM – 07:15 PM
Prof. Jens Mittag, Universität zu Lübeck - Monday (06.09.) Scientific Symposium 6: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Ann-Kathrin Schörding, Universitätsklinikum Essen - Tuesday (07.09.) Young Investigator Session: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Dr. Janina Pape (née Gassen), Universitätsklinikum Essen - Tuesday (07.09.) Young Investigator Session: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Dr. Sebastian Hönes, Universitätsklinikum Essen - Tuesday (07.09.) Oral Session 4: 04:15 PM – 05:15 PM
Four MD Fellowships within our iRTG
We warmly welcome four young scientists in LOCOTACT who successfully applied for iRTG MD Fellowships!
Audrey Bresser will investigate TH regulation of neuronal development in human cerebral organoids (Project 04; PI: Prof. Peter Kühnen).
Livia Hoerner will study selenium-contanining proteins as biomarkers of tissue function and damage (Project 17; PI: Prof. Lutz Schomburg).
Jonas Rotter will analyse the function and expression of thyroid hormone transporters in the elderly and in patients with neurodegenerative diseases (Project 03; PI: Prof. Ingo Bechmann).
Wiebke Werner will unravel the immune microenvironment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the context of local thyroid hormone metabolism (Project 15; PI: Prof. Frank Tacke)
Good Luck with your projects!