Juha Partanen

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Description of research and teaching

Our group is interested in how neuronal diversity is generated during embryonic development. In particular, we study the mechanisms of intercellular communication and gene regulation, which control neuronal differentiation in a distinct region of the vertebrate brain -  the midbrain.

The midbrain contains neurons, such as dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons, which control several aspects of behavior, are involved in psychiatric disease and are targets of medical treatments as well as drugs of abuse.  However, their molecular diversity and regulation of their development from neuroepithelial stem cells are poorly understood. We are addressing these questions using a combination of genetic and molecular approaches.

 

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Latest publications

  1. NETO1 Guides Development of Glutamatergic Connectivity in the Hippocampus by Regulating Axonal Kainate Receptors.

    Orav, E., Atanasova, T., Shintyapina, A., Kesaf, S., Kokko, M., Partanen, J. M., Taira, T. P. & Lauri, S. E. 3 Jul 2017 In : eNeuro. 4, 3, 17 p., e0048-17

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Tectal-derived interneurons contribute to phasic and tonic inhibition in the visual thalamus

    Jager, P., Ye, Z., Yu, X., Zagoraiou, L., Prekop, H-T., Partanen, J., Jessell, T. M., Wisden, W., Brickley, S. G. & Delogu, A. 8 Dec 2016 In : Nature Communications. 7, 14 p., 13579

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. A recessive syndrome of intellectual disability, moderate overgrowth, and renal dysplasia predisposing to Wilms tumor is caused by a mutation in FIBP gene

    Akawi, N., Ben-Salem, S., Lahti, L., Partanen, J., Ali, B. R. & Al-Gazali, L. Aug 2016 In : American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A. 170, 8, p. 2111-2118 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Examination of doctoral dissertation Jokinen

    Partanen, J. (Pre-examiner)
    2015

    Activity: ExaminationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  2. Examination of doctoral dissertation Hakanen

    Partanen, J. (Pre-examiner)
    2014

    Activity: ExaminationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  3. Examination of doctoral dissertation Zarkada

    Partanen, J. (Pre-examiner)
    2014

    Activity: ExaminationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

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Latest prizes

  1. Medix price 2008

    Juha Partanen (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Medix prize 2004

    Juha Partanen (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

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