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Congratulations to PolarNet members Charles Puerner and Robert Arkowitz (University of Nice) for this beautiful paper! Using optogenetics they show how increased membrane localization of cdc42 in polarized cells resets growth and causes de novo clustering of secetory vesicles  https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(19)30966-0?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS2211124719309660%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

PolarNet Publication from University of Nice


On December 10 -14 2018, PolarNet held its 3rd Annual Meeting at the Technische Universität Dresden in beautiful (if a bit cold) Dresden! Our host, Prof. Stephan Grill and his team made sure that everything was very efficiently organized :-). All ESRs attended for the entire week, and enjoyed two […]

3rd Annual Network Meeting held





PolarNet PI Prof. Anna Akhmanova received the NWO Spinoza prize 2018 , for her research into the cytoskeleton. Alongside the Stevin Prize, the Spinoza Prize is the highest academic distinction in the Netherlands, often termed the Dutch Nobel Prize! Every year, NWO awards this prize to up to four researchers […]

NWO-SPINOZA award for Anna Akhmanova!




Polarnet ESR Nuria Abajo Lima attended the 2018 Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Annual Conference and General Assembly in Leuven, Belgium (1st – 2nd Feb 2018) . She presented a poster sharing the work she is doing in Cellesce and Cardiff University to other Marie Curie fellows from all around the […]

Nuria Abajo Lima presented at the MCAA Annual Conference


PolarNet ESR Eider Valle-Encinas received an Honor Fell/Company of Biologist Travel award of the British Association for Cell Biology (BSCB) to attend the Dynamic Cell conference that will take place from the 19th-21st of March in Manchester. She will present her work at Cardiff University at the meeting. Congratulations Eider!

BSCB travel award for Eider Valle-Encinas


On november 17, PolarNet held it’s mid-term review meeting at the Hotel Arena in Amsterdam. All ESRs and representative supervisors of each workpackage met with the EU project officer and an external reviewer, to discuss the progress of the network. In the morning, the coordinator and work package leaders presented […]

Mid-term review held