Congratulations Jan Masek, post doc in our lab, on being awarded the prestigious EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Sheila Sherlock post doctoral fellowship! This internationally competitive post doc grant is awarded to two-three fellows in Europe each year.
Jingyan He is officially registered as a PhD student in our lab at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Congratulations, and welcome!
Our open access Gastroenterology paper is finally out! In this paper, we describe a novel model for Alagille syndrome, which we then compare with human liver samples from patients with Alagille syndrome. By cross-referencing with the Human Protein Atlas, we identify novel markers of bile ducts and show that the apical side of bile ducts is specifically disrupted. Finally, we show that the missense mutation driving the Alagille phenotype in the mouse model is Notch receptor selective – a completely novel finding with implications for ligand-receptor specificity.
Thanks to the Swedish Research Council/Vetenskapsrådet (VR) for continuing to support our 3R research.
The Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation (Hjärt-Lungfonden) has awarded the Andersson Lab a grant to study Notch signaling and stroke, focused on Alagille syndrome. Thank you to the Foundation, and the donors, for your meaningful support.
We welcome our newest PhD student candidate, Jingyan He, co-funded by a Chinese Scholarship Council grant. Welcome to the lab, Jingyan!
Emma attended the 2017 AASLD Liver meeting in Washington DC, USA – great to see so many of my liver colleagues, and discuss new models and future areas of research.
Emma acted as examinator/opponent at the PhD defence for Katerina Strakova, at Masaryk University, Czech Republic.
Marika Sjöqvist and Emma Andersson’s review on Lateral patterning cues is accepted in Developmental Biology!
Emma gave a talk at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with Kathy Loomes as host.
— Emma Andersson (@EmmaRAndersson) September 26, 2017
Congratulations Afshan Iqbal on your PhD studies registration seminar! An intercontinental challenge, with Afshan presenting to the Doctoral Admissions board at Karolinska/BioNut, and Emma joining from New Haven over Skype, at 4am. All went well, and we are delighted to welcome our most recent official lab member!
From @karolinskainst to @YaleMed: Day 1 of Visiting Assistant Professorship! Thank you @EASLedu for the Mentorship Award w/ M Strazzabosco! pic.twitter.com/fsaUlTB9nN — Emma Andersson (@EmmaRAndersson) September 5, 2017
Grateful and honored to have won the EASL Mentorship award, that supports me visiting a Mentor they matched me with, in this case Mario Strazzabosco – world leading hepatologist! Starting today, I will be networking, presenting our data all over the USA, establishing collaborations and planning grant applications, for the next month. Thank you EASL for connecting me to the liver community!