Dr Merja Joensuu

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki


  • Joensuu, Merja, Wallis, Tristan P., Saber, Saber H. and Meunier, Frédéric A. (2019) Phospholipases in neuronal function: a role in learning and memory?. Journal of Neurochemistry, . doi:10.1111/jnc.14918

  • Witkos, Tomasz M., Chan, Wing Lee, Joensuu, Merja, Rhiel, Manuel, Pallister, Ed, Thomas-Oates, Jane, Mould, A. Paul, Mironov, Alex A., Biot, Christophe, Guerardel, Yann, Morelle, Willy, Ungar, Daniel, Wieland, Felix T., Jokitalo, Eija, Tassabehji, May, Kornak, Uwe and Lowe, Martin (2019) GORAB scaffolds COPI at the trans-Golgi for efficient enzyme recycling and correct protein glycosylation. Nature Communications, 10 1: . doi:10.1038/s41467-018-08044-6

  • Joensuu, Merja, Lanoue, Vanessa and Hotulainen, Pirta (2018) Dendritic spine actin cytoskeleton in autism spectrum disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 84 Pt B: 362-381. doi:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.08.023

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Conference Publication

  • Joensuu, Merja, Blum, Ailisa, Mollazade, Mahdie, Lanoue, Vanessa, Padmanabhan, Pranesh, Small, Christopher, Mahrhold, Stefan, Krez, Nadja, Rummel, Andreas and Meunier, Frederic A. (2018). Super-resolving botulinum neurotoxin type A molecules: from surface landing to internalization in synaptic vesicles. In: TOXINS 2019: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins, Copenhagen, Denmark, (S51-S52). 16-19 January 2019. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.11.122

  • Harper, Callista B., Wang, Tong, Joensuu, Merja, Papadopulos, Andreas and Meunier, Frederic A. (2017). Nanoscale imaging of botulinum neurotoxin type a retrograde axonal trafficking. In: Rose Puleo, TOXINS: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and other Neurotoxins, Madrid, Spain, (S37-S38). 18-21 January 2017. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2016.11.106