Catherine Mckenzie

Supervisor: Harald Janovjak
Project: Synthetic Neurotransmission: Manipulating neuronal communication with intrinsic encoding and connectivity


Conference Poster Presentations
Subject/TitleConference/PlaceDate
Synthetic Neurotransmission: Manipulating neuronal communication with intrinsic encoding and connectivityGordon conference on Synaptic Transmission08/2016
Synthetic Neurotransmission: Manipulating neuronal communication with intrinsic encoding and connectivity8th OeGMBT Annual Meeting09/2016
Synthetic Neurotransmission: Manipulating neuronal communication with intrinsic enconding and connectivityMolTag Science Day, Vienna/AT11/2016


Lab Rotations Planned
HostHost institutionSubjectDate of completion
Harald SitteMedical University of Vienna3H-Glu and 3H-Met uptake and release in cells lines and primary neurons to test methionine uptake into synaptic vesicles using VmeTs12/2017


Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
TitleJournal/VolumeDate
Optical control of ligand-gated ion channelsMethods Mol Biol. 2013;998:417-35. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-351-0_32.02/2013
Flipping the Photoswitch: Ion Channels Under Light Control.Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015;869:101-17. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2845-3_6. (Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 869) 09/2015
A Phytochrome Sensory Domain Permits Receptor Activation by Red Light.Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, Volume 55, Issue 21, Pages 6339-6342 05/2016


Awards/Scholarships
TitleFunding organisationDate
Golden sponge award for best teaching assistant of the yearIST Austria12/2014
Best poster presentation8th OeGMBT Annual Meeting09/2016