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Posted May 16 2017
How does mechanical force impact the inner workings of the living organism? READ MORE
Posted May 02 2017
Results of Heidelberg researchers open up new areas of research READ MORE
Posted April 12 2017
Researchers have hypothesized that migrations into higher, colder latitudes may lead to evolution of fast-burning metabolisms that keep cells warm, boosting cold tolerance. Researchers of the DKFZ now show that a gene called THADA helps flies burn energy from fat. When the gene is knocked out in flies, they become obese and burn less energy. This finding may be a clue to previously observed correlations between ancestral latitudes and metabolism in humans. READ MORE
Posted April 10 2017
Molecular biologist Prof. Dr. Bernd Bukau and biochemist Prof. Dr. Ed Hurt were both awarded with highly endowed ERC Advanced Grants for outstanding research leaders in Europe. READ MORE
Posted April 10 2017
In order to adapt to changes in the environment, the brain produces new nerve cells (neurons) even at adult age. These young neurons are crucial for memory formation and learning. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now discovered that a small peptide plays the role of a mediator in this process. In response to an external stimulus such as a varied environment, the mediator peptide boosts the proliferation of neural stem cells and neural progenitor cells. READ MORE
Posted April 03 2017
Heidelberg University’s bio scientists were successful with two proposals on morphodynamics and glycosylation: The German Research Foundation (DFG) will fund the projects with a total of six million euros over the next three years. CellNetworks members Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel and Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl of the Centre for Organismal Studies will assume the speaker positions. READ MORE
Posted March 31 2017
New insights into regulatory mechanisms help in understanding diseases of the central nervous system READ MORE
Posted March 23 2017
The 5th Heidelberg Forum for Young Life Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg on June 8-9, 2017 sets out to tell “A Tale of Cells & Organisms”. Internationally renowned speakers will present their research in the fields of “Microbiota”, “Signaling”, “Translational Cancer Research”, and “Aging”. READ MORE
Posted March 17 2017
The Taiwanese science council has honored DKFZ researcher and CellNetworks member Hannah Monyer for her groundbreaking achievements in the field of memory with the Tsungming Tu Award. The prize is the highest academic honor in Taiwan for foreign scientists and is endowed with 75,000 US dollars. READ MORE
Posted March 14 2017
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC), life science grantholders from Heidelberg University, DKFZ, EMBL and the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research all gathered Monday for a public lecture titled “Groundbreaking Research Every 5 Minutes”. READ MORE
Posted March 07 2017
EMBL researchers develop a computer model to explore the movement of nuclei in a multinuclear cell READ MORE
Posted March 02 2017
CellNetworks invites you to an evening of groundbreaking research during which 17 ERC life science grantholders from Heidelberg give insight into the central question of their work. READ MORE
Posted March 01 2017
In their current publication, scientists at the Heidelberg University Hospital give insights into cells that are infected by the Zika virus. The viruses rearrange cell particles in a way that factories for the mass production of the virus are formed. The discoveries could enable new approaches for the treatment of Zika virus infections and therefore the protection of embryos. The results were published in Cell Reports. READ MORE
Posted February 23 2017
Heidelberg molecular biologist Prof. Dr Bernd Bukau has been awarded a grant of approximately 280,000 euros from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation for a research project on the neurodegenerative disorder of Parkinson's disease. The project is a continuation of the previous work by Prof. Bukau and his team on the dissolution of protein aggregates that are responsible for a number of different diseases, including Alzheimer's. The experiments are focussed on so-called heat shock proteins (Hsp), which cells produce to counteract the aggregates. The Heidelberg University researchers expect their work to provide new insights into the origin and prevention of Parkinson's disease. The foundation is funding the project for three years as part of its "International Top Research III" programme. READ MORE
Posted February 01 2017
CellNetworks member Prof. Dr. Friedrich Frischknecht and his team have gained new insights into the malaria parasite Plasmodium through live imaging in micrometer scale. READ MORE
Posted January 31 2017
Thanks to Prof. Dr. Bartenschlager’s work on Heptatis C, the disease is now curable for more than 95 percent of the patients. The jury of the Hector Foundation honors his extraordinary scientific achievements in the field of Hepatitis and Dengue fever and has awarded him the Scientfic Prize endowed with 150,000 euros. READ MORE
Posted January 23 2017
The Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award is an annual prize given to a promising young scientist for achievements in the biomedical sciences. The 2016 award, which is endowed with 100,000 euros, goes to Dr. Matthias Fischer at the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research. The foundation honors his pioneering work on virus-host interactions in eukaryotic single cell organisms. READ MORE
Posted January 18 2017
Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner, CellNetworks member and speaker of the Heidelberg Pain Consortium, has received the Feldberg Foundation Prize. With the purpose of promoting scientific contact between German and English scientists within the sphere of experimental medical research, the Feldberg Foundation selects a German and a British laureate each year to establish scientific exchange lectures between the two countries. READ MORE
Posted December 23 2016
Researchers achieve ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy. READ MORE
Posted December 22 2016
Dr. Annika Guse is one of five scientists at Heidelberg University to receive an ERC Consolidator Grant this year. She is endowed with nearly 2.3 million euros for her research project on coral-algal symbiosis. Part of the funding will be allocated for the acquisition of a confocal laser scanning microscope. Over the next five years, she will continue her investigations into the molecular mechanisms of symbiosis establishment. READ MORE