Martin Van Vlasselaer joined the lab

We are pleased to welcome a new pregraduate student, Martin Van Vlasselaer, who will  carry out his master thesis in the lab. During his thesis, Martin will use yeast as a model system to address specific questions relevant for the study of cystinosis, a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding the lysosomal cystine exporter.

Practical course on “In vivo analysis of ubiquitylation and sumoylation in yeast”

Elie Saliba attended a practical course organized by Dr. Sébastien Léon and collaborators (Jacques Monod Institute, Paris) on techniques for “In vivo analysis of ubiquitylation and sumoylation in yeast” (7-11 Sept.). Elie was supported by a grant of the PROTEOSTASIS Cost Action network.

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“Membrane Compartmentalization” meeting in Münster

Christos Gournas attended a top-level meeting organized in Münster (Germany) by Roland Wedlich-Söldner and Joost Holthuis on “Mechanisms and Functions of Membrane Compartmentalization” (6-10 September). Christos presented a poster reporting his recent data about the regulation of heterogenous distribution of the Can1 permease at the plasma membrane.