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Posted July 20 2017
The symposium, organized by SFB 1129, will showcase the diversity of modern approaches to study pathogens and how they interact with their host cells and organisms. Speakers and posters focus on HIV, influenza, hepatitis viruses and Plasmodium. The featured methodologies reach from single molecule and biophysical analysis to in vivo imaging and genome wide approaches. READ MORE
Posted July 06 2017
Studying molecular mechanisms of chronic pain has been an important focus of pain research. However, the nature and plasticity of neural circuits that mediate the sensory and emotional components of pain are still enigmatic. This conference organized by CellNetworks members Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner and Prof. Dr. Herta Flor (Heidelberg Pain Consortium) will focus on interrogating, discussing and debating structural and functional understanding of circuits and networks underlying sensory and affective components of pain and their modulation by circumstances which induce structural reorganization and functional plasticity, including disease states, negative emotions and stress. READ MORE
Posted June 21 2017
The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 873 at Heidelberg University cordially invites you to the 2nd Conference on "Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease". READ MORE
Posted June 21 2017
The CellNetworks Postdoc Program was established to provide young scientists with options for further qualification after their PhD. Selected candidates are able to develop their own research project in one of the many CellNetworks member labs at Heidelberg University or its partner institutions. Postdoc fellowships are offered twice a year. The minimum requirement to participate in the program is a PhD degree and one first-author publication. READ MORE
Posted June 14 2017
Scientists from Heidelberg and Chicago use optogenetics and mathematical modelling to identify a central molecule in cell mechanics. READ MORE
Posted June 14 2017
The interdisciplinary research alliance “ZIKAlliance” will receive around 10 million euros of funding from the EU until 2019. 1.15 million euros of that money will be allocated to two research projects at the Heidelberg University Hospital led by Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager and Dr. Thomas Jänisch. This makes Heidelberg University Hospital one of the main centers for Zika virus research in Germany. READ MORE
Posted June 12 2017
In evolutionary convergence, two genetically unrelated organisms evolve similar traits, and biologists at Heidelberg University have now uncovered an example of convergence at the subcellular level in unicellular organisms and cnidarians. Together with colleagues from Canada, Assistant Professor Dr Suat Özbek and Prof. Dr Thomas Holstein have discovered that the two organisms developed similar miniature weapons for prey capture over the course of their evolution, although they share no common genetic basis. The Heidelberg researchers study the function and molecular structure of these "weapons systems" at the Centre for Organismal Studies. READ MORE
Posted June 09 2017
The composition of specific functional protein complexes in their cellular environment can now be analysed with unprecedented resolution. The team led by junior group leader Dr Julien Béthune at Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center has developed a new technique which allows the scien-tists to overcome a long-standing hurdle in molecular cell biology. The method called “split-BioID” allows them to analyse context-dependent protein complexes which could not be identified previ-ously. Their research results were published in the journal “Nature Communications”. READ MORE
Posted May 30 2017
Advanced fluorescence microscopy in super high resolution and in real time unravels important replication steps of the tiny but deadly HI virus. CellNetworks’ latest video is now online at Sciviews.de. READ MORE
Posted May 29 2017
DFG grants approximately 20 million euros for both new research units READ MORE
Posted May 29 2017
Following the great success of the first International Symposium on Stress-Associated RNA Granules in Human Disease and Viral Infection in Halifax 2014, the second meeting, RNA granules 2017, will take place from September 10-12th in the new Krehl Clinic of Heidelberg University Hospital, on the Neuenheimer Feld Campus. READ MORE
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