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CRC1451 and CRC1218 annual retreats

A little late update: we attended in June the retreats organized by the individual collaborative research centers for motor control and mitochondrial regulation of cellular function, respectively. It was nice to see so many colleagues for updates and discussions on the projects.

CRC1218 group picture (if you look close enough you find Matteo, Elisa and Haena ;))

Big Congrats to Elisa for her group leader position & to Hae-Na for her Master’s

Exciting News:

Elisa got accepted as a CRC1218 research group leader and will open her own lab very soon: https://sfb1218.uni-koeln.de/projects/research-group-leaders/motori-lab
For further details about her research and potential open positions feel free to contact her directly: elisa.motori@uni-koeln.de

and Hae-Na defended successfully her master thesis about mitochondria trafficking in Purkinje neurons. She will stay in close proximity and start her PhD work in Elisa’s group.

Get-together picture after Hae-Nas online zoom defense in our kitchen in CECAD

Good Bye Gulzar

Gulzar is leaving us to start a new postdoc period in the Lab of Magdalena Götz in Munich. We miss a friend and a highly regarded colleague. It won’t be same without you! We wish you all the best for your new start and scientific adventures 😉

The ‚corona mask picture‘ gives an impersonal impression but we do like each other from time to time 🙂

Esther defended her PhD Work

Yet another online PhD Defense took place. We watched her defense via zoom and can attest: she did great! Congratulations. Esther concentrated on glia cells and observed the role of NEMO/NF-кB signaling in microglia and astrocytes reacting to brain injury. She is off now to another adventure in life 😉 We will see her back in the lab after her maternity and parental leave.