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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Joanna Kalucka

Understanding the blood vessels one cell at a time

Info about event


Tuesday 14 April 2020,  at 14:15 - 15:15


Online via Zoom

Due to the corona crisis and the physical lockdown of the university and the physical distancing, the seminar will be held online, via Zoom:



Endothelial cells (ECs) line our blood vessels, the vital conduits for oxygen and nutrient delivery and waste removal to and from our tissues. The vascular system consists not only of distinct vascular beds, but also of heterogeneous phenotypes, presumably to meet the tissues’ various physiological needs. For instance, the blood-brain barrier comprises of tightly linked ECs to restrict paracellular diffusion, while permeable fenestrations in liver ECs facilitate exchange of solutes. The approaches to understand the ECs’ heterogeneity and how this knowledge can be translated into novel therapeutic treatments will be presented during the seminar.

Short bio

Joanna Kalucka is an Assistant Professor and an AIAS-COFUND Fellow. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from TU Dresden, Germany Graduate of the International Max Planck Research School in Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany. Prior to being appointed in Aarhus, Joanna was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Research Foundation Flanders to pursue a project on endothelial cell metabolism in health and disease at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Her involvement in the venture resulted in advancing our understanding of endothelial cell biology. The project she is working on at AIAS addresses further relevant issues in the fields of endothelial cell biology and obesity.

See Joanna Kalucka's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.