On 25 May 2016, guests and employees of the MDC and the BIMSB celebrated the start and the progress of construction on the future BIMSB building on Humboldt-Universität’s Campus Nord in Berlin-Mitte.
Archives for May 2016
Researcher Gaetano Gargiulo will build his new research group at the MDC. With the help of Helmholtz funding, he wants to find new ways of combating deadly brain tumors.
Fred Luft’s Clinical Journal Club has been a campus institution for 20 years. He painstakingly goes through publications, predigests their contents, prepares slides, and writes up a preview that goes out to the staff of the MDC and Charité.
Sometimes the line between what’s good and bad is very thin. One of the topics at this year’s EU-LIFE Scientific Workshop was the fact that the effects of promising therapeutic strategies for cancer can be the opposite of those that are intended.
The internationally renowned systems biologist Prof. Nir Friedman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is this year’s recipient of the Humboldt Research Award. The MDC will be the host institution of Friedman in Germany. Here, he will collaborate with Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky.
A big moment for cancer-fighting T-cell therapy: “Captain T Cell,” a start-up project led by researchers from the MDC, has won this year’s OneStart competition in London.
Special immune cells connect gut bacteria and brain, as MDC researcher Dr. Susanne Wolf found out. The findings may help when it comes to long-term use of antibiotics and the treatment of mental disorders.
Abdominal fat in overweight patients is a key indicator for metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetSScan, a new health study by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in the Helmholtz Association, intends to find out whether metabolic state can be predicted more reliably using 3D scanners rather than traditional methods. The study, which is still […]
Researchers at the MDC want to translate a new cancer therapy involving reprogrammed immune cells from the laboratory scale to the clinic, and are cooperating with industry partners to achieve this. The Helmholtz Association is supporting the transfer process by setting up a Helmholtz Innovation Lab at the MDC.
The MDC welcomes Dr Andrew Woehler, who will establish the new Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) Technology Platform Microscopy from May 1. Andrew will have own research projects and cooperations, but also develop new methods, instrumentation and services for current microscopic technologies (e.g. high-throughput and single-molecule imaging microscopy).