Early this year,
Prof. Amalia Dolga
of the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (
) has been awarded a research grant from Stichting Parkinson Fonds of EUR 250,000. In the awarded project, postdoc
Angelica Sabogal Guaqueta
, in collaboration with co-PI’s
Prof. Arjan Kortholt
Prof. Sabeth Verpoorte
) will investigate how miscommunication between neurons and microglia affect the pathology of Parkinson’s disease.
The team combines the expertise of the Dolga lab (iPSC differentiation into brain cells, including neurons and microglia, mitochondrial and LRRK2 biology), the Kortholt lab (LRRK2 biochemistry, tools and structure) and the Verpoorte lab (microfluidics for organ-on-a-chip) to characterize the role of LRRK2 mutations in differentiated microglia and neurons obtained from PD patients. Using linked microchambers in a microfluidic device, they will investigate whether the activity of LRRK2 could affect neuron-microglia communication.
The next big step in the development and adoption of AI was discussed at the YAN event that was held on November 23.
Four researchers of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) have received an ENW-XS grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). These grants are awarded to encourage curiosity-driven and bold...
EIC Pathfinder grants are intended to support research teams in investigating or developing an emerging breakthrough technology.
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