Inaugural lecture of Prof. Mike Althaus

Thursday 15 April 2021 - 17:00
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Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Campus Rheinbach
Von-Liebig-Straße 20, 53359 Rheinbach

Starting in the summer semester, an online colloquium will take place once a month during the lecture period with lectures from the various fields of work and research in the Department of Natural Sciences. We invite you to join the opening session, starting online with the inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Mike Althaus.
3 Bilder in einem Banner über Ionenkanäle anlässlich der Terminankündigung zur Antrittsvorlesung von Prof. Dr. Mike Althaus.
Bild: Ion channels in focus

"Ion channel research in Rheinbach: a story of salt, water and electricity in the human body"

Which ingredient is included in almost every food recipe? Salt! But why do we like salt and why should we not consume too much of it?

Prof. Althaus, who was appointed in 2020 as a Professor in Biology (Physiology and Neurobiology) to Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, is investigating proteins, so called ion channels, which play an important role in salt and water balance of the human body. In his virtual public lecture he will invite you to a journey through time - from the oldest ancestor of animals around 600 million years ago, to modern humans - and will explain, why salt is so important for our physiology. He will give insight into his research, show how we can watch a single ion channel in action, and explain, how frogs can help us study human diseases.

The lecture will be held in English. All interested parties are cordially invited.

Join the lecture with the following meeting link:

Bildausschnitt von Ionenkanal in Membran.
Ion channel in membrane. Bild: privat