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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
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