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Laurence Hoareau and Manuel Carrasco joined the lab

We are welcoming two new postdoctoral fellows to our research group.

Laurence Hoareau is a scientist in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. She has been working for 10 years in the field of adipose tissue inflammation linked to obesity-associated diseases. Her work is essentially based on human primary culture of adipose tissue, adipocytes and stromal cells, which lead to around 20 publications. Laurence is from Reunion Island (French overseas department in Indian Ocean). She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from University of Reunion Island, her Master degree from University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris, France) and her Ph.D in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Reunion Island.

Manuel Carrasco recently obtained his PhD from the Andalusian Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine Centre in Seville, Spain. Manuel’s research was focused on how transcriptional networks control pancreas and liver development and function by using mouse models (conditional knockout mice, reporter transgenic lines, cell culture, etc.). More specifically, Manuel studied the contribution of GATA transcription factors to pancreas organogenesis, regeneration and function. Manuel obtained his Bachelor degree from University of Seville and his Master degree from University Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, Spain).

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Laurence Hoareau and Manuel Carrasco enjoying our first “get-together” dinner

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Postdoctoral Fellow position available

We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral fellow with interest in the cellular and molecular biology of diabetes to join our team.

The main aim for the position is to seek novel insights into the cellular and molecular mechanism of pancreatic β-cell differentiation. The successful candidate will apply a combination of characterisation methods (i.e. immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, functional assays, next generation RNA and DNA sequencing, epigenetic methods) to study pancreatic cells differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hIPSC), both  in vitro and in vivo context (murine models).

For further information about the project and the position, please contact Professor Helge Ræder (PI), phone: +47 55975263, e-mail: Helge.Rader@uib.no

For applications, please follow the instructions at:  https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/131957/full-time-temporary-position-as-postdoctoral-fellow-at-the-department-of-clinical-science