Mart Saarma lab

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Mart Saarma
Professor
Tel. +358 50 5002726
Fax. +358 2941 59366
e-mail: mart.saarma-at-helsinki dot fi

Institute of Biotechnology
P.O.Box. 56, 00014 University of Helsinki
Street address: Viikinkaari 9, Biocenter 1

 

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Welcome to Mart Saarma lab

We study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of programmed death in the neurons that are controlled by the neurotrophic factors. Our main experimental models are the dissociated or organotypic cultures of the neurons, treated with or deprived of the neurotrophic factors, and transfected with techniques such as direct microinjection, viral transfection etc.

Mart Saarma

Mart Saarma

Professor
Institute of Biotechnology
P.O. Box 56 (Viikinkaari 9)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Telephone: + +358 50 5002726
E-mail: Mart.Saarma(at)helsinki.fi

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Research Focus

CDNF/MANF neurotrophic factor family

GDNF family ligands and their receptors

Novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Neurotrophic factors outside nervous system

 

Funding

Academy of Finland
Sigrid Juselius Foundation
Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
Finnish Diabetes Foundation
CIMO
University of Helsinki
Institute of Biotechnology
Biocentrum Helsinki
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
EU FP7 Gloria, link to the web page
EU Marie Curie IAPP, FP7, link to web page, link to facebook
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Hermo Pharma Ltd.
NTF Therapeutics Inc.

 

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