Archives for November 2016

#LabHacks – Picky Science

Toothpicks are rarely seen on the dining table these days – after all, cheese hedgehogs have gone out of fashion and dental floss provides a more discreet alternative for oral hygiene. So what makes toothpicks popular in laboratories? Read on to find out…

Prof. Dr. Clemens A. Schmitt (Member of the Board of the Berlin Cancer Society), Prof. Dr. Petra Feyer (Chairman of the Board of the Berlin Cancer Society), Dr. Matthias Leisegang (Charité), Dr. Kristina Zappel (Managing Director of the Berlin Cancer Society). Image: Konstantin Gastmann.

Curt Meyer Memorial Prize awarded to Charité scientist – Commendation for tumor immunologist Matthias Leisegang

Dr. Matthias Leisegang is the recipient of this year’s Curt Meyer Memorial Prize for his research work into analysing cancer mutations as a target in adoptive T-cell therapy. His work will allow the development of a patient-specific immunotherapy that fights cancer in a targeted way.

Michel Nussenzweig im Gespräch mit Prof. Martin Lohse und Prof. Klaus Rajewsky. Foto: Anyess von Bock, MDC

The quest for an HIV vaccine

Michel C. Nussenzweig of The Rockefeller University held the third MDC Lecture in Berlin on November 3, 2016. Entitled “The HIV Problem”, the lecture included details of his previous findings and developments in the search for effective drugs against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

MDC cancer researcher Roland Schwarz awarded BBAW prize

Dr. Roland F. Schwarz of the MDC conducts research on tumors using bioinformatics. He has just been awarded the Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), donated by the Monika Kutzner Foundation for the Advancement of Cancer Research, for his outstanding work.