Throughout their lives, organisms maintain homeostasis in the face of changing conditions by interpreting environmental signals and translating them into appropriate biochemical and biological outputs. Crucial for all these processes is the correct operation of signaling pathways in cells and tissues. We study how signaling mechanisms impact homeostasis in cell-free, cell-based, and organismal systems, with a particular focus on the highly topical role of autophagy in different processes and studying autophagic mechanisms in depth.
Iva Lučić describes her award winning PhD thesis
Iva Lučić from the group of Thomas Leonard at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MPFL) at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC) won the VBC PhD Award 2017 with her thesis entitled “Role of membrane binding in the activation of Protein Kinase B (PKB) and Protein Kinase C (PKC)”.