Dr Merja Joensuu

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute



  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki


  • Wang, Iris (Tong), Li, Wei, Martin, Sally, Papadopulos, Andreas, Merja Joensuu, Liu, Chunxia, Jiang, Anmin, Shamsollahi, Golnoosh, Amor, Rumelo, Lanoue, Vanessa, Padmanabhan, Pranesh and Meunier, Frederic A. (2020) Radial contractility of actomyosin rings facilitates axonal trafficking and structural stability. Journal of Cell Biology, 219 5: .doi:10.1083/jcb.201902001

  • 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, e14918. 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

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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