Once again the Long Night of Sciences brought thousands of curious visitors streaming onto campus and into the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) for a glimpse into daily life in our laboratories.
Archives for June 2017
To save the northern white rhino from extinction an international research team around Thomas Hildebrandt and Sebastian Diecke has chosen an unusual approach. They want to facilitate an in vitro fertilisation by transforming the animals’ skin cells into egg cells.
During their guided lab tour the research group led by MDC scientist Ana Pombo will take their audience on a journey deep into our cells, revealing basic biological mechanisms and kindling fascination for research.
Genome sequencing is the focus of the discussion “Science with and for society,” which being held as part of this year’s Long Night of the Sciences. It is a technique that in recent years has brought about considerable changes in medicine, particularly for prenatal diagnosis and treatment.
Shadi Hussein works as an intern within the Helmholtz Initiative for Integration of Refugees of the MDC, HZB and HGF in the group of Annette Hammes.
Many researchers at the MDC are investigating proteins or RNA, but these molecules are mostly tightly entrapped in tissue. This is how to get at them …
B cells require surface molecules called B cell receptors to survive. Most tumor cells that arise from B cells seem to need them as well, but rare exceptions may escape therapies. After 15 years, scientists finally understand why.
Together with about 200 other researchers, the MDC biophysicist Dr Jeanette Libera-Körner will swim in the ‘Elbschwimmstaffel’ open-water relay in early July 2017.
Oliver Daumke’s lab figures out how the inner membranes of mitochondria “get their groove” and assume the complex shapes they need to carry out crucial cellular functions
The family of the man who gave his name to the MDC visited the Berlin research center and discovered the beginnings, history and prospects of molecular medicine in Berlin