Archives for October 2014

Witnesses to Living History: Jens Reich recalls the 4th of November 1989

November 4, 1989, was a great day in the history of democracy, says MDC scientist and civil rights-activist Jens Reich (75), while adding that the day itself turned out to have no real impact on things to come. November 4 was the date of the legendary mass rally at the Alexanderplatz, where nearly 30 speakers […]

A meeting point for cardiovascular research

The MDC hosts the first international DZHK symposium from Nov. 22-24. Cardiovascular diseases pose such a great challenge to biomedicine because of their complex origins and systemic effects on the body. Many genes contribute to their development, alongside lifestyle factors that may take decades to have cumulative and deadly effects. Identifying the causes of these […]

Michael Sieweke appointed as Einstein BIH Visiting Fellow

MDC group leader Michael Sieweke has been appointed as one of two “Einstein BIH Visiting Fellows” under a funding program by the Berlin Institute of Health. The appointment will allow him to establish a group at BIH with a focus on translational and systems medicine. Michael will manage the group through several visits to Berlin […]

50th Round of Berlin „Jugend forscht“ competition begins at the MDC

“50 years, that may sound old for young people but curiosity keeps this competition young. And curiosity keeps us young in science.” With these words, Walter Rosenthal, the MDC’s scientific director greeted the 200 guests for the launch of the 50th round of the “Jugend forscht” competition (Jugend forscht translates into ‘yong people do research’). […]

An Open Access Strategy for Berlin

Subscription fees for scientific journals are rising faster than inflation. Even well funded research library budgets are straining under the weight – for example the MDC library will spend around €450,000 on journal subscriptions in 2014 –, let alone research facilities in less wealthy countries or those outside of academia. More than this, there is […]