Catherine Mckenzie

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


Mandatory Courses Completed Successfully
SubjectECTS pointsDate
"MolTag Introductory Lecture": Ion channels and Transporter as drug Targets...06/2016
MolTag Journal Club, Medical University of Vienna...01/2017
Journal Club - Recent Trends in (Bio)Organic Chemistry, TU Vienna...01/2018


Conference Talks
Subject/TitleConference/PlaceDate
"Modification and Isolation of synaptic vesichles to study exogenous Transporters in a mammaliam System"Joint Meeting of Austrian Neuroscience Excellence Network, Alpbach/Austria (Invited Speaker)05/2018


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
A synthetic neurotransmission system to selectively modulate synaptic strength with intrinsic encoding and connectivitySFN Annual Meeting, Washington DC11/2017
A synthetic neurotransmission system to selectively modulate synaptic strength with intrinsic encoding and connectivityFENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE) Wintersymposium, Kloserneuburg; Austria 12/2017


Lab Rotations Completed Successfully
HostHost institutionSubjectDate of completion
Harald H. SitteMedical University of Vienna, Centre f??r Physiology and Pharmacology, Institute of PharmacologyATP dependent uptake of 3H-Glu in purified synaptic vesicles from genetically modified Neurons.05/2018
Steffen HeringUniversity of Vienna, Dept. of Pharmacology and ToxicologyCharacterization of a plant iGluR homolog in xenopus laevis oocytes05/2018


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