The Junior ECS BOARD

Composition of the Junior ECS Board, since the General Assembly 2021.
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About Us

The Junior European Calcium Society board consists of young scientists (Ph.D. students, postdocs, and non-tenured junior group leaders) in the field of calcium research. The goal of the JECS board is to foster contacts and relationships by creating links between new and well-established scientists, as well as to support the next generation of researchers within the society.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of the ECS Junior Board and organising events and meetings, please feel free to contact us!

Spokespersons of the Junior Board

Björn-Philipp DIERCKS

Björn-Philipp DIERCKS

Junior Group Leader

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Björn is interested in high-resolution calcium live-cell-imaging in T cells and the signalling processes of NAADP
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Malene BROHUS

Malene BROHUS

Postdoctoral Researcher

Aalborg University, Denmark
Malene studies protein interactions in health and disease, with a particular focus on the role of the calcium sensor calmodulin in calcium-signaling and transduction.
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Other Members of the Junior Board

Adeline IVANOVA

Adeline IVANOVA

PhD student

The University of Cambridge, UK
Adelina’s work focuses on the licensing factors which enable inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors to release calcium from the endoplasmic reticulum in response to extracellular stimuli.
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Annalisa BELLANDI

Annalisa BELLANDI

PhD student

John Innes Centre, UK
Annalisa studies dynamics and cell-to-cell transmission of wound-induced calcium signals in plants.

Helene HALKJAER JENSEN

Helene HALKJAER JENSEN

Postdoctoral Researcher

Aalborg University, Denmark
Helene studies how human mutations in calmodulin affect calcium channels and calcium handling, and how this contributes to disease.
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Muhammad ASLAM

Muhammad ASLAM

Junior Group Leader

Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Muhammad’s research group is investigating the mechanisms regulating endothelial function, cell-cell junctions, and barrier properties, with particular emphasis is on the role of small GTPases, cyclic AMP (cAMP), and calcium signaling.
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Silke CHALMERS

Silke CHALMERS

PhD student

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Silke is studying calcium signalling in metastatic breast cancer.
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Jussep SALGADO-ALMARIO

Jussep SALGADO-ALMARIO

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Jussep studies the effects of mutations in proteins involved in the cardiac calcium dynamics of zebrafish.

Alejandro MARMOLEJO-GARZA

Alejandro MARMOLEJO-GARZA

PhD student

University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Alejandro's PhD focuses on mitochondrial calcium uptake dysregulation in Alzheimer's. To do this, he studies the mitochondrial proteome changes in Alzheimer's Disease by examining patient samples, and iPSC-derived neurons and microglia.

Alumni

  • Christoph Brenker
  • Emily Coode
  • Felicity Davis
  • Luca Hegedus
  • Pablo Saez
  • Roya Tadayom
  • Jenny van der Wijst
  • Michael Vaughan
  • Tim Vervliet
  • Geoffrey Woollard

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