Press release of the Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum of the Universität Würzburg. International scientists led by Carsten Hoffmann and Martin Lohse identified for the first time β-Arrestin as an independent signaling molecule. The protein modulates a pharmaceutically important pathway and leads to new drug targets, for example in pain therapy.
Archives for March 2016
On March 28, 2016 Prof. Detlev Ganten, founding director of the MDC, celebrates his 75th birthday. Portrait of a forward-looking scientist
If you were busy working in the lab on late afternoon of March 5th and could not attend the Elena Timoféeff-Ressovsky lecture series, you missed a real treat. The organizer Christiane Nolte and co-host Daniela Panakova hosted Dr. Anne Corcoran from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge UK.
More than 200 high school students explore the world of stem cells. On March 11, 2016 stem cells were on the timetable for a number of students in Berlin with a keen interest in biology. More than 200 high school students from 15 Berlin schools attended Germany’s first UniStem Day, hosted by the Max Delbrück […]
The cell regulates the activity of its genes in various ways. The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation awards Dr. Markus Landthaler of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) for his innovative research about gene regulation. The systems biologist Landthaler wants to understand how proteins bind to and influence the function of the […]
A common method of obtaining three-dimensional structures of proteins (such as the viral molecule described in the Daumke story) requires that a huge number of copies arrange themselves in tight arrays. They are then exposed to a high-intensity X-ray beam, producing a pattern that can be analyzed to produce an image of the structure of […]
As of 22 February 2016, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has been home to the newly created Stiftung Gisela Krebs (SGK), a foundation that aims to assist outstanding young international scientists with their research on muscle stem cells. The foundation’s benefactor, Gisela Krebs, is the sister of Nobel laureate Hans A. Krebs, […]
The Supervisory Board of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine of the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has just named Prof. Martin Lohse as the new Chair of the Board and Scientific Director of the MDC. He will take office on April 1. “With the appointment of Martin Lohse we have gained a superb scientist who […]
Jeanette Schulz-Menger already heads the research group “Cardio-MRT” at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) and the University Clinic for Cardiology on the Charité campus in Buch. In January she acquired yet another prominent position: as President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), the largest international society bringing together specialists in the […]
Dr. Kathryn Poole, a scientist at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), has accepted a position at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. She will continue her research into how the cellular perception of very fine mechanical stimuli functions on a molecular level.