Maria Ulvmar has been awarded the starting grant from the The Swedish Research Council (VR) 2016. The aim of the 4-year grant of 1.5 million per year (6 million SEK in total), is to support junior researchers to become established as independent group leaders. Read more
In a recent study we discovered that a rare lipid in the outer membrane of b-cells plays a critical role in regulating the amount of calcium that enters the b-cell and, in extension, also the amount of insulin that these cells release. Experimental removal of this lipid by an optogenetic approach almost completely abolished calcium entry and strongly suppressed insulin release. Read more
Erik Norberg has been awarded with a 3-year grant from the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF). The grant is 3 million SEK and was awarded to 4 researchers in the medical field of research in Sweden.
PGC-1a4 has recently been identified as a novel variant of the coactivator, specifically regulated by resistant-type exercise, that increases skeletal muscle size and strength. The aim of this project is to better understand the molecular mechanisms of action that confer PGC-1a4 its hypertrophic activity. Read more