NVF webinar 16th of November 2022, 16:00 CET, Prof. dr. Frank Dekker and Alejandro Marmolejo-Garza.

Dear all, 
We invite you to the next NVF meeting organized by the Dutch Pharmacology Society.
During this meeting you will have the chance to participate in the lecture from Prof. Dr. F.J.Dekker and PhD student, Alejandro Marmolejo-Garza.

When?  16th of November at 16:00-17:00 CET
Meeting ID: 835 0294 8997
Passcode: 605155

Speaker 1: Prof. Dr. F.J. Dekker, Chemical and Pharmaceutical
Biology, University of Groningen
Title of the talk: Novelty for the old family of MIF proteins

Short summary: Many proteins are known for their function that was assigned to it upon its initial discovery. However, application of chemical-biological research methods enables identification of ‘novel’ roles for ‘old’ proteins. The lecture will highlight the identification of novel functions for the ‘old’ family of Macrophage migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) proteins.

Speaker 2: PhD student Alejandro Marmolejo-Garza, Molecular Pharmacology, University of Groningen
Title of the talk: Exposing mitochondrial involvement in Alzheimer’s

About Speaker:  Alejandro is an MPDI alumnus and is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Amalia Dolga, and Prof. Dr. Erik Boddeke. He focuses on the study of mitochondrial neurobiology in health and disease in the context of Alzheimer’s Disease. For his PhD project he explores the mitochondrial transcriptome and proteome, as well as the pharmacological targeting of mitochondrial mechanisms that impact neuronal viability and bioenergetics in vitro (iPSC-derived brain organoids) and in vivo.