Our most recent Review Article about light-activated GPCRs (OptoXRs), published in Current Opinion in Structural Biology, is now available!
In it, we discuss current OptoXR approaches, applications and limitations, but also how new insights gained from GPCR structures can be used for the design of next-generation OptoXRs and what opportunities lie in the use of them.
With the beginning of the new year, Sam joined our lab as a post-doctoral fellow!
Sam completed his PhD in the lab of Jean-Paul Vincent at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK. During his PhD, Sam studied the role of EGFR signalling in early Drosophila development. You can read about his research here.
In the last weeks, Alex has been presenting her work at several conferences, and was doing so very successfully:
At the 11th Australian Islet Study Group Meeting, she received a Young Investigator Travel Award (sponsored by JDRF).
Her attendance at the BPS-MPGPCR meeting and conference dinner was fully sponsored by a BMG LABTECH Student Award. At the same conference, she was also awarded the Best Student Oral Prize (sponsored by the British Pharmacological Society).
In addition to this, she was also successful in her application for the EMBL Australia Short-term travel grant.
Congratulations Alex for this impressive performance, keep up the great work!