Archives for April 2016

Campus in Motion

On your bikes, get ready, GO! April 29 marked the kickoff of this year’s Green Campus Initiative, “Mobility,” brought to you by the MDC and CampusVital. The goal is to get us moving. Most of the activities will revolve around bicycles, but if you don’t have one, there will be other ways to participate.

Finding the right path

What comes after a PhD? This was the key question at last Thursday’s 2016 CareerDay, organized by the MDC in collaboration with EMBL Alumni, the alumni program run by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. More than 250 young scientists from research institutes and universities in Berlin took the opportunity to find out more […]

Udo Heinemann: Structural biology helps us ask the right scientific questions

MDC structural biologist Prof. Udo Heinemann is much in demand; with his research activities and expertise he enjoys an outstanding international reputation. So it comes as no surprise that he has now been elected onto one of the Review Boards at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). As a scientist, he is primarily interested in the crystallisation […]

Oscillations determine whether blood vessels grow thicker or branch

As blood vessels grow, the cells that compose them must make a choice between forming side-branches or expanding the vessel surface and increasing its diameter. Now Prof. Holger Gerhardt at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and his international research teams have made a crucial disovery about this process: the […]

MDC laboratory animal report for 2015

The Max Delbrück Center in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has informed the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LaGeSo) of the number of test animals it used in 2015, which has changed only slightly in comparison to 2014. A total of 40,121 animals were used and killed in the course of experimental research […]

Lithuanian Vice-Minister visits the MDC and Berlin-Buch campus with a delegation of business and science representatives

Berlin, April 20, 2016. Today, Vice-Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Lithuania Marius Skarupskas visited the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and the Berlin-Buch campus, accompanied by some of Lithuania’s leading business and science experts.

Mina Gouti is a new Junior Group Leader at the MDC

Stem cell research at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has received a further boost. Junior Group Leader Dr. Mina Gouti and her research group are developing a novel cell culture system that can be used to model neurodegenerative diseases and develop new therapeutic approaches. The researchers generate parallel […]

Fat cells or nerve cells? New research project on the effects of serotonin on cellular differentiation

The research consortium headed by Dr. Natalia Alenina hopes to find out more about the role played by the neurotransmitter serotonin in the formation and differentiation of stem cells. Partners from Russia and Ukraine will work with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) on this trilateral project, which is receiving a total of […]