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Robert Schwamborn

Project Coordinator, Amgen Biotech Experience

Systems Biology Ireland

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Email: robert.schwamborn@ucd.ie

Biography

I studied Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry in Frankfurt, Germany, where I established a FRET-based assay to monitor membrane fusion. I also spent one year studying at University College Dublin, where I covered various subjects such as Bioinformatics, Cancer studies, Cell signalling, and Neuroscience. After completing my undergraduate studies I returned to Ireland, where I performed my PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. My PhD project focussed on the role of NF-kB in neuronal survival, in particular survival after exposure to glutamate excitotoxicity. I analysed NF-kB mobility and nuclear translocation via live cell imaging, for which I designed the appropriate fluorophore fusion proteins. After finishing my PhD, I worked at University College Dublin on several research projects. The first one was about inflammation-induced changes in the abundance and activity of the serotonin transporter. These changes potentially play a role in sickness behaviour and the development of depression. For the second project, with Systems Biology Ireland, I applied my experience in confocal microscopy, live cell imaging, and usage of FRET and photo-activatable probes to analyse synergistic cell signalling pathways.

Since this year, I work on the FP7-funded Coordinating Action of Systems Medicine (CASyM, www.casym.eu). My role is to support the founding of a European Association of Systems Medicine.

Additionally, I am the coordinator of the Irish Amgen Biotech Experience program (www.amgenbiotechexperience.com), with the aim of brining molecular biology experiments to Irish schools.

 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Schwamborn R., Kilinc D., et al. (2013) Optimisation of synergic drug treatment via a dual gradient microfluidic chip. [Poster Presentation], UCD Conway Festival of Research and Innovation Research, Conway Institute, Dublin, Ireland , 11-SEP-13 - 12-SEP-13.
R. Schwamborn, D. Scholz (2013) Discovery of novel cell cluster in murine brain by high resolution confocal 2D and 3D montages. [Poster Presentation], BioPhotonics and Imaging conference BioPic, Dublin, Ireland , 25-MAR-13 - 27-MAR-13.
R. Schwamborn and D. Scholz (2013) Discovery of novel cell cluster in murine brain by high resolution confocal 2D and 3D montages. [Poster Presentation], 13th international ELMI (European Light Microscope Initiative) meeting, Arcachon, France , 20-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13.
R. Schwamborn (2012) main organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Youth conference on European Life Science Careers, Berlin, Germany , 12-OCT-12 - 13-OCT-12.
R. Schwamborn (2012) Challenges of Life Science-based innovation in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Computational Biology & Innovation PhD Symposium, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 05-DEC-12 - 07-DEC-12.
R.F. Schwamborn, A. Campos-Torres, J. Haase (2012) Increase of serotonin transporter activity in rat synaptosomes during systemic lipopolysaccharide-induced sickness behaviour. [Poster Presentation], 5th SFB 35 Symposium - Transmembrane Transporter in Health and Disease, Vienna, Austria , 24-SEP-12 - 25-SEP-12.
R. Schwamborn (2012) the Young European Biotech Network - uniting young scientists all over Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), Dublin, Ireland , 11-JUL-12 - 15-JUL-12.
R.F. Schwamborn, A. Campos-Torres, J. Haase (2012) Increase of serotonin transporter activity in rat synaptosomes during systemic lipopolysaccharide-induced sickness behaviour. [Poster Presentation], Neuroscience Ireland Annual Conferenc, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 05-SEP-12 - 06-SEP-12.
R. Schwamborn, H. Düssmann, H.-G. König, and J.H.M. Prehn (2010) Differential NF-kappaB activation in excitotoxic injury of rat hippocampal neurons: A real-time imaging approach. [Oral Presentation], Neuroscience Ireland Annual Conference, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10.
R. Schwamborn (2008) initator and organiser. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Dublin Stroke Symposium, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 07-FEB-08 - 07-FEB-08.
               

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Peer Reviewed Journals

H.-G. König, B. Fenner, J.C. Byrne, R.F. Schwamborn, T. Bernas, C.A. Jefferies, and J.H.M. Prehn (2012) 'Fibroblast growth factor homologous factor 1 interacts with NEMO to regulate NF-κB signaling in neurons'. Journal of Cell Science, . [Details]