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Michael J. Munson


Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Dundee, 2014

Current position

Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo, Department of Molecular Medicine, Division of Biochemistry


  1. Munson, M. J., Allen, G. F., Toth, R., Campbell, D. G., Lucocq, J. M. and Ganley, I. G. (2015). mTOR activates the VPS34-UVRAG complex to regulate autolysosomal tubulation and cell survival. EMBO J 34(17): 2272-2290.

  2. Munson, M. J. and Ganley, I. G. (2015). MTOR, PIK3C3, and autophagy: Signaling the beginning from the end. Autophagy 11(12): 2375-2376.

  3. Stretton, C., Hoffmann, T. M., Munson, M. J., Prescott, A., Taylor, P. M., Ganley, I. G. and Hundal, H. S. (2015). GSK3-mediated raptor phosphorylation supports amino-acid-dependent mTORC1-directed signalling. Biochem J 470(2): 207-221.

  4. Bago, R., Malik, N., Munson, M. J., Prescott, A. R., Davies, P., Sommer, E., Shpiro, N., Ward, R., Cross, D., Ganley, I. G. and Alessi, D. R. (2014). Characterization of VPS34-IN1, a selective inhibitor of Vps34, reveals that the phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate-binding SGK3 protein kinase is a downstream target of class III phosphoinositide 3-kinase. Biochem J 463(3): 413-427.

Protocols by Michael J. Munson
  1. Determination of Cellular Phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate (PI3P) Levels Using a Fluorescently Labelled Selective PI3P Binding Domain (PX)
  2. Determination of VPS34/PIK3C3 Activity in vitro Utilising 32P-γATP