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Miriam Javier doctoral thesis defense

February 15, 2019

Doctoral student Miriam Javier defended her doctoral thesis entitled ¨Role of PS/g-secretase-mediated signaling during neuronal development and degeneration¨. Picture (from left to right): Thesis supervisor Dr. C. Saura, Prof. José Rodríguez, Miriam Javier, Javier Sáez Valero and Joaquim Egea.

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Prof. María Llorens visits our lab at the Institut de Neurociències-UAB

January 11, 2019

Dr. María Llorens, researcher at the Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBM-UAM, Madrid), visits our lab at the Institut de Neurociències. Prof. Llorens presents her latest results on ¨Adult neurogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease¨ in the institut Seminar series. Picture: Saura’s lab members and María Llorens (fourth from left).

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Prof. Bryen Jordan visits our lab at the Institut de Neurociències-UAB

November 29, 2018

Dr. Bryen Jordan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA) visits our lab at the Institut de Neurociències-UAB. Prof. Jordan is an international recognized scientist in the field of synapse-to-nucleus signaling.Picture: Saura’s lab members and Bryen Jordan (third from right).

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XI Simposi de Neurobiologia ¨Future technical advances¨, Societat Catalana de Biologia

November 12-13, 2018

The XI Neurobiology symposium ¨ Future technical advances¨, a biennal meeting organized by Secció Neurobiologia Experimental  of the Societat Catalana de Biologia, was held at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. The meeting was co-organized by Carles Saura and included 50 oral and 65 poster presentations and three international plenary lectures.

Picture (left to right): Josep Saura, Andrea Volterra, Carles Saura and Joaquim Egea

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XI Simposi de Neurobiologia ¨Future Technical advances¨, Societat Catalana de Biologia

November 12-13, 2018

200 neuroscientists participated in the biennal XI Neurobiology symposium¨Future technical advances¨of the Societat Catalana de Biologia, Institut d’Estudis Catalans. The meeting was co-organized by Dr. C. Saura and included 50 oral and 65 poster presentations and the plenary lectures from Prof. Lluís Montoliu (CNB, Madrid), Andrea Volterra (Univ. Laussane, Switzerland) and Jesús Pujol (Hospital del Mar, Barcelona).

Meeting link: XI Simposi de Neurobiologia

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Arnaldo Parra Damas, finalist Young Investigator Award 2018 Societat Catalana de Biologia

July 11, 2018

Postdoc Arnaldo Parra Damas is one of the finalist  of the 2018 Young Investigator Award of the Societat Catalana de Biologia. The ceremony of the 3rd Biology night was held at the historical Auditorium of the Universitat de Barcelona.

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Cover of journal Biological Psychiatry

May 1, 2018

Scientific image from Saura’s lab in the cover of this month Biological Psychiatry journal. The supplement issue of the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of Society of Biological Psychiatry.

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Selenium supplementation ameliorates neuropsychiatric and memory symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

April 24, 2018

Our new study shows that diet supplementation with selenium, an element highly abundant in nuts, shellfish, fish and pork, reverses anxiety and memory deficits in old 3xTg-AD mice. Selenium decreases aggregated tau pathology but not amyloid plaques. This study, in collaboration with Drs. A. Van der Jeud and R. D’Hooge (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), is published in the last issue of Scientific Reports 8:6431.

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Saura´s lab new study featured in the cover of Small

November 6, 2017

The new study shows the generation and biological application of silicon microphotodiodes as electrical stimulators in neurons. Featured in the inside cover of Small, this study is a collaborative project with Dr. J. Esteve´s lab at the Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona IMB-CNM (CSIC).

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XL Congress of SEBBM/FEBS3

Barcelona. October 23-26, 2017

Talk of Dr. C. Saura at the XL Congress of the Sociedad Española de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular (SEEBM). Dr. Saura presents recent results from the lab about the role of the transcriptional coactivator CRTC1 in Alzheimer´s disease at the Molecular Neurobiology Symposium of the XL anual SEBBM Meeting.

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17th Meeting Sociedad Española de Neurociencia

Alicante, Spain. September 27-30, 2017

Doctoral student Carlos Soto presents his results on role of Presenilins on tau pathology at the 17th Congress of the Sociedad Española de Neurociencia (SENC) in Alicante (Spain). Dr. C. Saura is part of the Organizing Committee of this biennial meeting of SENC, in which 650 neuroscientists have participated.

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Alzheimer´s Global Submit

Lisbon. September 20-22, 2017

Scientific projects from Saura´s lab presented at the Alzheimer´s Global Submit in Lisbon. Doctoral student Miriam Javier shows her recent results on Nrg1 signaling in neurodegeneration mouse models.

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Professor Sergi Ferré at INc-UAB

Bellaterra. June 23, 2017

Dr. Sergi Ferré, Chief of the Integrative Neurobiology Section at  National Institute of Drug Abuse (Baltimore, USA), shows results on G protein-coupled receptor hereromerization at the INc-UAB seminar series. Picture: S. Ferré (right) and C. Saura (left).

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C.Saura´s talk at the BARCCSYN Conference

Barcelona. June 16, 2017

Dr. Carles Saura´s talk on ¨Mapping memory neural circuits with the CREB transcriptional coactivator-1¨ at the Barcelona Computational, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience (BARCSSYN) Conference.

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Miriam Javier: Best Oral Presentation Award.
XIV Scientific Symposium del Dept Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular

Bellaterra. June 6, 2017

Doctoral students Miriam Javier and Carlos Soto participate at the XIV Scientific Symposium del Dept. Bioquímica i Biología Molecular at UAB. Miriam Javier is awarded with the best oral presentation.

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Visit to the Instituto Cajal

Madrid. February 17, 2017

Dr. Carles Saura is the invited speaker of the weekly scientific conference at the I. Cajal (Madrid) with a talk entitled ¨Transcriptional mechanisms of memory loss in Alzheimer´s disease¨. Picture: J.L. Trejo and C.A.Saura

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Saura´s lab new discoveries on the News

January 18, 2017

Potential treatment for memory loss activating a protein dysregulated in dementia. Several press media highlight the importance of the last discoveries from the lab. Read more.

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New mechanism underlying associative memory altered in dementia

January 15, 2017

Our new study published in the cover of Biological Psychiatry demonstrates that CRTC1 regulates associative memory pointing that targeting CRTC1 may hold therapeutic promise in dementia patients.

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X Simposi de Neurobiologia 2016 

Barcelona. October 6-7, 2016

Saura´s lab members present their latest results at the Catalan Neuroscience meeting organized by C. Saura at the Societal Catalana de Biologia.

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X Simposi de Neurobiologia 2016 

Barcelona. October 6-7, 2016

Top picture: Dr. Silvia Ginés, Javier DeFelipe and Carles Saura. Bottom: C. Saura, C. Barcia, S. Ginés, C. Malagelada.

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X Simposi de Neurobiologia 2016 

Barcelona. October 6-7, 2016

The X Neurobiology Symposium, co-organized by Dr. C. Saura, coordinator of Secció de Neurobiologia Experimental de la Societat Catalana de Biologia, was held at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Barcelona). The meeting included 84 posters and 53 oral presentations from 240 participants, plus four keynote speakers: R. Klein, M.Schwartz, J. DeFelipe and I. Ferrer. Lilian Enríquez, Miriam Javier and Oihane Ussía presented their latest results.

Info meeting: X Simposi de Neurobiologia

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IV International Congress on Research and Innovation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Alicante. September 24, 2016

Dr. L. Enríquez presents her results on the role of CRTC1 in synapse plasticity and memory at the annual meeting  CIIEN and CIBERNED in Alicante (Spain).

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New study reveals the pathogenic mechanism caused by a PS1 mutation in an Alzheimer´s disease family

August 22, 2016

This new study from Saura´s lab in collaboration with IIBB-CSIC and Hospital Clinic labs  published online in Neurobiology of Aging reveals that a pathogenic mutation in the PSEN-1 gene causes a milder clinical phenotype in familial Alzheimer´s disease.

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Miriam Javier presents her latest results at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

Copenhagen, Denmark. July 5, 2016

Doctoral student Miriam Javier presents her results on the role of presenilin/g-secretase on axon elongation in the developing brain at the 10th FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Writer Antonio Muñoz Molina visits our lab at the Institut de Neurociències-UAB

Barcelona. June 9, 2016

The internationally recognized Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina visited yesterday our lab and discussed current research projects during his visit at the Institut de Neurociències-UAB.

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Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

México DF, México. April 8, 2016

Invited speaker Dr. C.A. Saura at the Instituto de Fisiología Celular of the UNAM. Talk: ¨Transcriptional mechanisms underlying memory loss in Alzheimer´s disease¨.

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1st Neurobiology Meeting, Sociedad Mexicana de Bioquímica.Puebla (México)

Puebla, México. April 2-6, 2016

Dr. C.A. Saura presents the results of the lab at the Closing Lecture entitled ¨Mechanisms of memory loss and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer´s disease¨ at the 1st Neurobiology Meeting of the Mexican Society of Biochemistry.

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Doctoral thesis defense

February 5, 2016

Title:  ¨Role of the transcriptional coactivator CRTC1 on hippocampal-dependent memory in Alzheimer´s disease mouse models¨ by Arnaldo J. Parra. Picture. From left to right: Dr. J-R Cardinaux, Dr. A. Rodriguez-Moreno, Arnaldo J. Parra, Dr. C. Saura and Dr. L. Giménez-Llort

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Our Front. Cell. Neurosci. article highly viewed !!!

February 5, 2016

 

Our last Front. Cell. Neuroscience article entitled: Gene expression parallels synaptic excitability and plasticity changes in Alzheimer´s dieases has received 1,222 views (914 views, 308 downloads) in only 6 months.

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Dr. C. Saura´s conference at the 45th Society for Neuroscience meeting

Chicago, USA. October 15, 2015

Dr. C. Saura presents the most recent results of the lab in an oral presentation entitled: ¨CRTC1 nuclear translocation is critical for hippocampal-dependent memory¨ at the 45th Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago (USA). 29,000 participants attended the meeting this year.

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Dr. C. Saura´s conference at Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona. October 9, 2015

Lecture of Prof. C. Saura at the ¨Neuronal signaling and synapses¨series at Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona).

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15th Meeting of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience (SENC)

Granada. September 23-25, 2015

Carlos Saura and Miriam Javier participate in the 15th Meeting of the Sociedad Española de Neurociencia (SENC) in Granada (Spain).

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Dr. C. Saura, invited speaker at Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante

Alicante. June 10, 2011

Lecture of Prof. C. A. Saura at ¨ Seminarios de Investigación¨ of the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (Spain).