Center for Proteins in Memory is now open
The new Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence, PROMEMO, started on 1 December 2017.
Center Leader Prof. Anders Nykjær, Department of Biomedicine and DANDRITE, will lead the efforts to identify and understand the function of memory associated proteins that determines the persistence of a memory.
By combining cutting-edge techniques in proteomics, complex structural biology, optogenetic memory engineering of tailored mouse models, electrophysiology of synaptic memory function, and high-resolution brain imaging in behaving animals, PROMEMO expects the studies will help explaining fundamental traits of cognition, emotion, and learning.
In a longer perspective, understanding memory-associated proteins may help identifying molecular targets for memory-associated disorders such as anxiety, depression, and dementia.
The PROMEMO partners are:
Professor Anders Nykjær from the Department of Biomedicine and the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) and Department of Neurosurgery, Aarhus University Hospital
Professor Marc Capogna from the Department of Biomedicine and DANDRITE
Professor Poul Nissen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and DANDRITE
Associate Professor and Group Leader Sadegh Nabavi from DANDRITE
Assistant Professor Hanne Poulsen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and DANDRITE
Assistant Professor Magnus Kjærgaard from iNANO, DANDRITE and AIAS
Visit PROMEMO's website - www.promemo.au.dk
Read more on the announcement of the Center of Excellence grant.