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Dr Josef Kittler awarded Lister Institute Research Prize

28 July 2010

Dr Josef Kittler, MRC Senior Fellow at the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, has been awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize, one of only three recipients this year.

Josef Kittler The Lister Institute, founded in 1891, supports a wide variety of biomedical and related research, and awards the Lister Institute Research Prize to young scientists in order for them to develop their potential as independent research scientists. Dr Kittler's group is interested in understanding the contribution played by intracellular transport and membrane trafficking of mitochondria in regulating neuronal development and survival and the activity and plasticity of synapses.

See: MacAskill AF, Kittler JT. Control of mitochondrial transport and localization in neurons. Trends Cell Biol. 2010 Feb;20(2):102-12. and Macaskill AF, Rinholm JE, Twelvetrees AE, Arancibia-Carcamo IL, Muir J, Fransson A, Aspenstrom P, Attwell D, Kittler JT. Miro1 is a calcium sensor for glutamate receptor-dependent localization of mitochondria at synapses. Neuron. 2009 Feb 26;61(4):541-55.