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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
Posted December 21 2016
Scientists at the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU), a cooperation between the Heidelberg University Hospital and EMBL used high-resolution imaging methods: Snapshots of real and intact viruses show how the capsid is structured. READ MORE
Posted December 19 2016
In recognition for his efforts in establishing the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU), Prof. Dr Matthias Hentze has received this year's HMLS Investigator Award. The Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences (HMLS) award is endowed with 100,000 euros. READ MORE
Posted December 14 2016
STOP & GO, the new issue of Ruperto Carola, Heidelberg University’s prestigious research magazine, is out now! We are proud to announce that two CellNetworks members have contributed articles about their current research projects: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Frischknecht from the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Heidelberg University Hospital writes about the motility of malaria parasites and Prof. Dr. Jan Siemens at the Department of Pharmacology, tells us how two receptors in the brain – TRPV1 and GABAB1 – can team up to reduce inflammatory pain. READ MORE
Posted December 13 2016
The Carl-Zeiss Foundation has opened its PhD and Postdoc program for 2017. Topics for this year are: Life Sciences (without medicine and pharmaceutics), Chemistry and digitalization projects with reference to the Life Sciences or Chemistry READ MORE
Posted December 09 2016
Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz, scientist at Heidelberg University and the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, and member of CellNetworks, has received the 2017 Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is honored for his exceptional work at the boundary of material sciences and cell biophysics. The prize is one of the most important research awards in Germany and is endowed with 2.5 million euros for future research activities. READ MORE
Posted November 29 2016
Calcium signal in cell nucleus regulates not only many brain functions but also defence reactions of the immune system READ MORE
Posted November 24 2016
Ten scientists from Heidelberg University, among them four CellNetworks members, appear in the list of “Highly Cited Researchers”, an international evaluation that names scientists, whose publications in the natural and social sciences as well as medicine were cited most worldwide. Heidelberg thus ranks two in Germany after the Max-Planck Society and is the most successful university in the country. READ MORE
Posted November 24 2016
This year, CellNetworks has produced four short films about the fascinating research of some of its cluster members – topics range from the functionality of the capsaicin receptor TRPV1 and ultrafast protein bindings to the effect of genetic interactions on living cells or how mere curiosity opens unexpected windows in research. The results can be viewed via our social media channels Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. A fifth film will follow until the end of the year. READ MORE
Posted November 22 2016
Cryo EM reconstruction of RNA Polymerase I reveals details of how molecule binds and transcribes DNA READ MORE
Posted November 16 2016
Scientists at the Heidelberg University Clinic and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) were successful in elucidating and initiating the protection mechanisms of severe malaria. A decisive factor is the amount of oxygen radicals in the red blood cells: A higher proportion of these aggressive molecules could slow down the development of severe malaria in mice. READ MORE
Posted November 03 2016
Plant biologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Greb has received a Heisenberg Professorship at Heidelberg University. The professorship at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) will be funded for a period of five years by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is a significant honour for the highly qualified young researcher. The award enhances the research field of developmental physiology at the COS. Thomas Greb explores the regulation of growth processes on plant models. READ MORE
Posted October 24 2016
We would like to draw your attention to the next SLOW SCIENCE seminar by Professor Luis Serrano from the CRG-Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona. Luis Serrano's talk will take place on Thursday November 17, 2016 at 4.00 pm in the BioQuant lecture hall (SR41). READ MORE
Posted October 18 2016
After two successful events in 2015, CellNetworks has organized another Symposium last week which enabled the Cluster’s Core Facilities to present their services and latest technologies to existing and new clients. The event was followed by a poster session with an award for best PhD poster in the Core Facilities. READ MORE