Welcome to the Boland lab!
We are a friendly, focused and enthusiastic group working at the intersection of Structural Biology, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology. We leverage the latest developments in Structural Biology, and here in particular cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) with complementary biophysical techniques (proteomics, light-microscopy, microfluidics, etc.), to adress complex biological questions in the field of cell cycle regulation and cell signaling.
WE ARE RECRUITING!
A joint postdoctoral position with the Loewith Lab at the UNIGE is available. Geneva is a beautiful city, and we offer competitive salaries (among the highest worldwide), a world-class EM center with 8 high-end microscopes! and have an excellent scientific environment. CryoEM experience is advantageous. We are looking forward to your application until the end of January! For more detail please click the picture. Please also spread the word to your colleague or friend.
ANDREAS HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE EMBO YOUNG INVESTIGATOR PROGRAMME
Andreas has been selected as an EMBO Young Investigator alongside 23 other young PIs.
This network will provide unique opportunities for the exchange of ideas and to connect with researchers across Europe for all group members. Thank you EMBO!
REVIEW ON DOCK-FAMILY GEFS PUBLISHED
Our review on the structure and cell signalling function(s) of DOCK-family GEFs has been published in FEBS letter.
REVIEW ON CEMIP PUBLISHED
In a collaborative effort Sofia Spataro published a review on the structure & function of CEMIP, with contributions from Lina Poulain! Congratulations to all authors.
SWISS ERC STARTING GRANT AWARDED
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has awarded a "Swiss ERC Starting Grant" to our group.
We are very grateful for the past and future support. This really makes all the difference for our research on cell cycle control and membrane protein biology at the UNIGE.
Finally Margherita joined our group and we are very exciting you are now with us. Margherita conducted her PhD in the group of Meindert H. Lamers in Leiden before moving to Geneva. Looking forward to more separase biology in future!
Selected publications (Boland group)
CEMIP (HYBID, KIAA1199): structure, function and expression in health and disease.
Spataro S, Guerra C, Cavalli A, Sgrignani J, Sleeman J, Poulain L, Boland A, Scapozza L, Moll S, Prunotto M.
FEBS Journal. 2022 Aug 23
Hepatic S100A9-TLR4-mTORC1 axis normalizes diabetic ketogenesis.
Ursino G, Ramadori G, Höfler A, Odouard S, Teixeira PS, Visentin F, Veyrat-Durebex C, Lucibello G, Firnkes R, Ricci S, Vianna CR, Jia L, Dirlewanger M, Klee P, Elmquist JK, Roth J, Vogl T, Schwitzgebel VM, Jornayvaz FR, Boland A, Coppari R.
Nature Communications. 2022 13(1):4107
Deciphering the modes of human separase inhibition by securin and CDK1-CCNB1.
Raia P, Yu J, Boland A.
Molecular & Cellular Oncology. 2021 Sep 24;8(4):1975473.
Structural basis of human separase regulation by securin and Cdk1-cyclin B1.
Yu J, Raia P, Ghent CM, Raisch T, Sadian Y, Cavadini S, Sabale PM, Barford D, Raunser S, Morgan DO, Boland A.
Nature. 2021 Aug;596(7870):138-142.
All our work is open access.
We would like to thank all our funding bodies for their trust and support. Merci!