Archives for June 2014

Doing science together – learning from each other

Starting in the fall, MDC scientists will take part in a successful new Berlin proposal for “Teachers and scientists.” For many years, teaching labs such as the “Gläsernes Labor” have offered school children a direct look at modern research. But long-term projects that offer teachers a chance to participate in research projects and pursue the […]

Learn to Fly

Starting today, we’ll be presenting the work of individual research groups at the MDC. The series begins with a report on the research of developmental biologist Robert Zinzen. At the MDC, he investigates how the nervous system in fruit flies develops and how the corresponding genes are regulated. The junior research group leader joins a […]

My Berlin Spot: 15 X 10 Meter

Jeanette Beushausen is apprenticed at the MDC to become an office communication clerk. Her Berlin Spot is the “street” – and any place where a playing field can be set up. “Not a team player? With us you are guaranteed to become one. I am a teamer in my club Straßenfußball für Toleranz (Street Soccer […]

In good company

Nikolaus Rajewsky receives an honorary doctorate from La Sapienza University in Rome Nikolaus Rajewsky has now joined the ranks of those who hold an honorary doctorate from La Sapienza University in Rome. The university is one of Europe’s oldest, founded in 1303 by Pope Bonifaz VIII. In a ceremony held on June 11, Nikolaus was […]

On the move

MDC runners gain 6th place at the Berlin Wasserbetriebe TEAM race If you’re looking for somebody who runs fast, you’d do good to pick one of these people: Thomas Rathjen, Thies Klüßendorf, Alex Buntru, Harm Wessels or Mehrshad Aschmann. On Wednesday, June 4, this group participated in the 5×5 km TEAM run hosted by the […]

The Second Parliamentary Evening of the MDC

On Tuesday, May 20, the MDC has invited politicians and other guests to join its second Parliamentary Evening at the Leibniz Hall of the BBAW (Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences). In summerly weather about 75 guests from the German Parliament, the Berlin “Abgeordnetenhaus”, from Berlin scientific and economic institutions – and of course from the […]