Manon won the poster prize! Naturally the jury of the Dutch Neuroscience meeting was impressed by Manon’s beautiful STED images.
The lab received a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
With the VIDI grant, we will develop new experimental approaches to visualize the dynamic behavior of lipids in neuronal synapses. Lipids are essential building blocks of synapses, but in contrast to proteins, we know surprisingly little about how different types of lipids are organized in synapses, and how lipid composition contributes to neuronal signaling is largely unknown. This project will greatly contribute to our central goal to understand how molecular components of synapses are assembled to efficiently control neuronal signaling.