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Posted August 08 2018
Medical technology, clinical medicine and public health first in Germany – biosciences also fare extremely well READ MORE
Posted August 08 2018
New research result by EMBL scientists - First global survey of soil genomics reveals a war between fungi and bacteria READ MORE
Posted July 30 2018
Imaging and tracking a key player in the disease made possible by a new marker: Because of its frequent occurrence and socio-economic relevance, Alzheimer’s disease is a major subject of biomedical research, and many pieces of the puzzle of its origin are already in place. However, methods for tackling certain important unsolved questions about the molecular basis of the disease are still missing in the researchers’ toolbox. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg have now developed a tool for studying one of the key players involved in the disease. This new marker allows tracking and imaging of the enzyme BACE1 without requiring antibodies or genetic manipulation. The marker could be valuable in the development of new therapies. READ MORE
Posted July 26 2018
EMBL researchers develop method that simplifies the isolation of DNA- and RNA- protein complexes READ MORE
Posted July 23 2018
Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have published these findings in the journal “PLOS Biology”. READ MORE
Posted July 23 2018
Universität Heidelberg earns top spot in Germany in pilot ranking list READ MORE
Posted July 12 2018
During the first moments of a baby’s life, bacteria and other microorganisms are passed from the mother. A team of researchers from the University of Trento and EMBL has shown that bacteria from the mother are more persistent on the newborn than those from other sources. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
The maturation process of virophages give us new insights. First, a virus infects a host, such as a unicellular organism in the plankton in the ocean, and then its development is blocked because it is itself attacked by a virus? In this unusual tripartite event, the second virus (termed a virophage) helps the host to survive. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have now studied the atomic structure and maturation process of the Mavirus virophage, and thus contributed to understanding this system. Their results could, in the future, allow virus particles to be constructed whose properties can be modified, making them useful in biotechnology. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
Heidelberg University in second place in the Funding Atlas 2018 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) READ MORE
Posted July 05 2018
The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives, EMBL researchers show. READ MORE
Posted July 02 2018
Algal nuclear pore complex revealed READ MORE
Posted June 25 2018
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Posted June 21 2018
Dr. Veli Vural Uslu wins the German national FameLab competition and is runner up at the international finals which took place at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. READ MORE
Posted June 15 2018
Great success for the HEIDELTEC-team in the “Gründerpreis Baden-Württemberg 2018” and the "ACHEMA-Gründerpreis" competition. READ MORE
Posted June 13 2018
Heidelberg third in Germany – University again advances four spots internationally READ MORE
Posted June 07 2018
New Framework Cooperation Agreement Adds Joint Promotion of Young Talent, Teaching, and Innovation to HEiKA Activities: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University expand their successful cooperation in research and add the promotion of young talent, teaching, and innovation to the activities of the shared scientific institution “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership” (HEiKA). Thus, the research cooperation becomes a strategic partnership. The President of KIT Professor Holger Hanselka and the President of Heidelberg University Professor Bernhard Eitel signed the framework cooperation agreement. The new “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership” will continue under the short name HEiKA. READ MORE
Posted June 05 2018
Simone Köhler will join EMBL Heidelberg in June as a group leader in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. Using state-of-the-art microscopy and genome-editing techniques, she will research how chromosomes interact with each other to form the DNA within germ cells – the precursors to sperm or egg cells. READ MORE
Posted June 04 2018
THE World Reputation Rankings: Heidelberg is ranked among the world's top 100 universities READ MORE
Posted May 22 2018
Ruperto Carola succeeds with three consortia in the latest approval round READ MORE
Posted May 15 2018
German Research Foundation provides approximately 1.5 million euros in funding READ MORE