Group BBQ at Joe's, Byparken, Ørestad. Denmark delivered the last of summer, lovely to see everyone.
CBP (center for biopharmaceuticals) hold an afternoon of PhD and post-doc talks. Nice presentations from Fabian, Nina and ex-Rogers lab Iben. Thanks to Nina and Mette for organizing, was a great new format to showcase young scientists in our cluster.
Masters student Andrea defends his thesis in front of examiners Luca Laraia and Knud Jensen. Nice job Andrea, party in the park well deserved.
We welcome new members Will, Marina and Gustav. Enjoy bootcamp!
Nina is awarded the cOpenNMR Daisy Award. Nina wrote a project description and won a week's free NMR time.
1st Danish peptide symposium. Joe, Huy and Fabian all give presentations. Kristian Strømgaard nods to RaPID in his talk. Many posters from the team. Much excitement for peptides and new therapeutics in the Danish ecosystem.
NNF microproteins meeting kicks off at the Konventum center at Helsingør. Joe is co-organising. Nina gives a super talk on the RaPID system.
Many thanks to Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF): Joe is awarded a DFF Project 1 to explore de novo microproteins; Joe, Stephen Pless and Henriette Autzen are awarded a DFF Project 2 to find de novo cyclic peptides for acid sensing ion channels. Special mention to Anja Fulgsang and Nicoali for a DFF Project 1 to find de novo cyclic peptides to act as antifungals.
RIP the old coffee machine. New machine is lightning fast, cup of coffee in 5 s, very productive.
Poster prize to Fabian at the American Peptide Society Symposium (APS), and travel grant awarded to Nina. Congratulations to both, tremendous.
Flora, our visiting industrial PhD student joint between the biotech Gubra and the Strømgaard lab, defends her thesis "Targeting protein-protein interactions using peptide technologies". Was amazing to see the whole story come together, congratulations Dr. Alexopoulou.
Farewell dinner for Iben and Irene, our two successful Masters students.
Our annual retreat for our Biopharmaceuticals centre. On the topic of Presentation, Publication & Innovation. Held in the beautiful old university buildings in Nørregade.
Irene defends her Masters thesis, gives a fantastic presentation and fends off some difficult scientific questions. Thanks to Steen Gammeltoft for being the censor. Congratulations Irene!
Our preprint on using deep learning 'hallucination' to design proteins capable of binding intrinsically disordered peptides. Fabian from our team, in collaboration with the David Baker Lab in University of Washington. "De novo design of high-affinity protein binders to bioactive helical peptides"
Lab Christmas party. So much food. Particular thanks to Signe and Annette for the Pakkeleg.
Jing Zhao starts as a PhD student. Jing was awarded a China Research Scholarship to join us - congratulations and welcome.
Andrea Borgonovo, Masters student co-supervised with Knud Jensen, joins the lab. Welcome Andrea, looking forward to making use of your chemistry skills.
Joe is awarded a generous grant from the Hørslev Fonden. This will expand the chemical synthesis capabilities of the lab.
Fabian Hink strikes again, and is awarded the cOpenNMR Daisy Award. Fabian wrote a project description and won a week's free NMR time.
Our Fabian Hink wins the poster prize at the NNF Symposium "Rethinking Transcription Factors". Congradulations Fabian! Enjoy the intrinsically disordered proteins bed-time reading
Congratulations to Iben Jensen for successfully defending her Masters thesis. Tremendous work Iben, we're sorry you're leaving.
We say farewell to Christian Parsbæk with many fancy pizzas and Scottish beers (cheers for the photo Flora). Was great to work with you Christian, thanks for being the first brave student to join the Rogers lab.
Our esteemed visitor from Kaare Telium's lab at KU BIO, Christian Parsbæk successfully defends his PhD thesis. Super job Christian.
Louise Walport, group leader at the Crick and fellow RaPID aficionado visits Copenhagen. Nice brunch with the group.
Rogers lab Christmas party. All the Danish festive foods.
Group dinner to welcome the new students and visiting scholars to the lab. Interesting Thai food in Christiania, an interesting place.
Masters students Irene Olivas-Cano and Iben Jensen join the lab and start 'bootcamp'. Welcome!
CBP Annual retreat. Superb workshop on creativity, by Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher of the 'Night science' podcast. Warm-up exercise was an engineering task of the sort where children often outpreform adults. Mine and Fabian's tower was pretty good, draw your own conclusions.
Lab summer activity: boating around Copenhagen harbour. Some surprise Danish weather, but mostly nice and sunny.
Paper on N-methylated cyclic peptides for Lys48-ubiquitin chains now out in the April issue of RSC Chem Biol, alongside two (!) papers from our neighbours in the Olsen lab.
New paper featuring deep mutational scanning of a cyclic peptide. Structure-activity relationship of ipglycermide binding to phosphoglycerate mutases.
New PhD student Janina 'Nina' Dahmen joins. Just in time for 2020, well done Nina.
One of the last Joe-in-Suga-lab publications, and it's a good one: new cyclic peptides with function in animals. In vivo modulation of ubiquitin chains by N-methylated non-proteinogenic cyclic peptides
New PhD student Fabian Hink joins. Glad to have you on board Fabian.
Joe can't walk up the stairs.
Inaugural Center for Biopharmaceuticals (CBP) triathlon, along the Amager coast.
Center for Biopharmaceuticals (CBP) Masters student's presentations and BBQ. Promising science, tasty food and Danish summer games.
First Rogers lab review and first publication proudly stamped "University of Copenhagen". Peptide Folding and Binding Probed by Systematic Non-canonical Mutagenesis
Joe's first day at ILF and in the new lab space. There's plenty of work to do.
Joe lands in Copenhagen and begins quarantine. Denmark and ILF is in covid lockdown, but prep for the lab (i.e. shopping) starts thanks to Janne and Heidi.