The ECS BOARD

Composition of the Board, since the General Assembly of 2021

President

Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Guse

Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Guse

President

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
The Calcium Signaling Group, Dept.Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Martinistrasse 52
20246 Hamburg
Germany
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Andreas H. Guse is Director and Full Professor at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. His research interests focus on Ca2+ signaling by adenine nucleotide 2nd messengers, such as NAAADP or 2’deoxy-ADPR, in immunity and inflammation.
He currently is Oversea Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Science and speaker of the German Collaborative Research Center 1328 ‚Adenine Nucleotides in Immunity and Inflammation‘.

Secretary-General

Prof. Dr. Geert Bultynck

Prof. Dr. Geert Bultynck

Secretary-general

Labo Molec. en Cel. Signaaltransmissie
K.U.Leuven
Campus Gasthuisberg O and N1 Herestraat, 49 bus 802
3000 Leuven
Belgium
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Geert Bultynck is a Full Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. His research interests concentrate on Ca2+ signaling in cell death & survival decisions in relation to health, disease & therapy with particular focus on the role of survival proteins such as Bcl-2-family members. He currently is an Executive Editor of BBA – Mol Cell Res

Treasurer

Prof. Dr. Luc Leybaert

Prof. Dr. Luc Leybaert

Treasurer

Dept. Basic & Applied Mediacl Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Ghent University,
Gent, Belgium
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My research is directed to connexin channel function in heart and brain, with a major interest on the cross-points between calcium signaling and connexins. Our work is focused on a better understanding of connexin hemichannels as a calcium entry and ATP release pathway in health & disease, and on strategies to specifically target hemichannels without affecting gap junctions.

Other Board Members

Dr. Martin Bootman

Dr. Martin Bootman

The Open University
Department Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Walton Hall
Miltin Keynes, MK7 6AA
United Kingdom
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Prof. Dr. Enikö Kallay

Prof. Dr. Enikö Kallay

Medical University of Vienna, Dept. Pathophysiology and Allergy Research
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43 14040051230, Fax: +43 1404005130
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Enikö Kallay is an Associated Professor at the Medical University of Vienna, leading the group Tumourpathology. Her main research interests concentrate on the role of Ca2+ and vitamin D in colorectal inflammation and cancer, with a specific focus on the role of the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR).

Prof. Dr. Jacek Kuznicki

Prof. Dr. Jacek Kuznicki

Laboratory of Neurodegeneration
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
4 Ks. Trojdena Str.
02-109 Warsaw
Poland
Tel: +48 22 5970 700, Fax: +48 22 5970 715
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Jacek Kuźnicki is a Full Professor at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. His research interests are focused on neurodegenerative diseases, calcium homeostasis and the role of STIM proteins in store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) in neurons. He currently is a President of the Council at the National Science Centre in Poland.

Dr. Catherine Leclerc

Dr. Catherine Leclerc

Université Toulouse
III Paul Sabatier
Centre de Biologie du Développement UMR CNRS 5547
118 Route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse
France e-mail: Send Mail

Dr. Marc Moreau

Dr. Marc Moreau

Centre de Biologie du Développement, UMR5547
Université Paul Sabatier bât 4R3b3
118 route de Narbonne
31062 Toulouse Cedex 04
France
Tel: +33 5 61 55 63 98
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Prof. Dr. Barbara A. Niemeyer

Prof. Dr. Barbara A. Niemeyer

Saarland University
Dept. Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Medicine (CIPMM), Bld. 48
D-66421 Homburg/Saar
Germany
Tel: +496841 161 6304
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My group is interested in the regulation of calcium selective ion channels on a molecular and cell physiological and pathophysiological level. Our main focus lies on the regulation of STIM and Orai proteins and the identification of pre – and posttranslational modifications and interacting proteins.

Dr. James W. Putney Jr.

Dr. James W. Putney Jr.

Laboratory of Signal Transduction
National Instute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIH
PO BOX 12233
NC 27709
Research Triangle Park
USA
Tel: +1 989 287 3494
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Jim Putney is Scientist Emeritus at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. His research interests focus on calcium channels, in particular store-operated channels and certain members of the TRPC channel family.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Villalobos

Prof. Dr. Carlos Villalobos

Scientific Director at Institute of Biology and Molecular Genetics (IBGM), University of Valladolid and CSIC, Spain
c/ Sanz y Forés 3, 47003 Valladolid
Spain
Tel: +34 983 18 48 21; Fax: +34 983 18 48 00
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Villalobos is interested in intracellular calcium research for cancer chemoprevention and neuroprotection against ageing and neurodegenerative disorders