Presentations at Mind & Brain congress
37th-30th May, (registration free)
This weekend, we will be attending the Mind & Brain congress (www.pula-cong.com), which will be held online and is free to register. Beti and Bobana will each deliver a presentation on their results concerning aggregation of DISC1 and NPAS3 respectively. There will also be a panel discussion featuring them and Nick on Saturday at 12:00 CEST.
Presentations at NeuRi 2021, 23rd-25th April
This weekend, several of us will be giving presentations at the NeuRi student neuroscience congress (based in Rijeka and Rab, held online this year) on our research concerning protein aggregation in mental illness. On Saturday, Simone & Patricia will discuss identification of aggregation critical regions, Mihaela & Maja will discuss co-aggregation, Anja & Tina will give updates regarding the TRIOBP-1 protein and Martina regarding the DISC1 protein. Then on Sunday, Nick will deliver a plenary lecture on the topic.
Does mental illness come from our genes? / Potječu li mentalne bolesti od gena?
Recently, as part of Brain Awareness Week, Nick and Bobana gave remote presentations to secondary/high school students in Rijeka, introducing them to mental illness and how we study them. The videos of these presentations are now available online in both English and Croatian.
Research masters in biotechnology - Applications now open
Our Department's research-focussed international masters program "Biotechnology for the Life Sciences" is accepting applications until February 28th, for students to begin October 2021. You can learn more on the course w3ebsite:www.biotech4lifesci.uniri.hr or hear more about it in our promotional video:
Our review of TRIOBP is now online
We have just published a review article on the TRIOBP proteins, and their roles in many diseases including mental illness. You can read it now (open access) in the journal Molecules.
Congratulations to graduated students
Well done to lab members Bobana Samardžija (masters), Tina Fartek, Anja Hart and Kristen Tkalčec (undergraduate) who all successfully completed their projects, in spite of lock-downs, and defended their theses over the summer.
And a welcome back to Bobana, who has now taken up an HRZZ-funded PhD position in our group.
What causes mental illness?/ Što uzrokuje mentalne bolesti?
Would you like an introduction to how we study mental illness? Take a look at our recent (bilingual) YouTube lecture, given as part of the Festival znanosti (Festival of Science). Click here
Virtual presentations at DISCOMS - June 4th 2020
This week, Beti Zaharija and Bobana Samardžija will be presenting posters on protein aggregation in mental illness at the (Digital) International Student Congress of Medical Sciences - click here. ISCOMS was originally scheduled to be held in Gronignen, but Beti and Bobana will instead be presenting live from Rijeka and Jülich respectively.
Brain Awareness Week 2020
As part of Brain Awareness Week, neuroscience staff from the Department of Biotechnology will be giving free public talks and activities at the MOHO Centre in Opatija every evening from 16th-20th March. Our talk "What are mental illnesses and where do they come from?" will be held on Wednesday 18th. More details are on the MOHO/Festival Opatija website: www.festivalopatija.hr/moho-centar
Congratulations to Beti, Ines and Maja, who became the first students to be awarded their masters degrees from research in our lab. They collected their degrees last week, variously from the programs "Medicinal Chemistry" and "Biotechnology in Medicine".
Bobana Samardžija, who is completing her masters in the lab, will this week be travelling to Germany, for a four month ERASMUS+ exchange at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Schone Reise!
Research Masters Program in English
The Bradshaw lab will be participating in our department's new international masters program "Biotechnology for the Life Sciences", which launches this year. It is a research-heavy program, containing more than 50% laboratory time, and will be taught entirely in English. For students starting October 2020, there are no tuition fees, courtesy of support from the EU. The application process will be opening in the next month or so, in the meantime more information can be found on the course website: biotech4lifesci.uniri.hr
Welcome to our new website! We are a young and developing research group, who began at the University of Rijeka in 2018. As our work develops, we will describe here our new findings, publications, presentations, and other information that we hope you will find interesting.