Communication & Outreach

UniStem Day 2016 – First German stem-cell research day in Berlin

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 […]

Member of the European Parliament visits the MDC

Susanne Melior, Member of the European Parliament for the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), took time to visit the MDC during her summer tour through Berlin and Brandenburg. MDC Interim Director Thomas Sommer had invited her to visit in light of the ongoing debate about animal research in Brussels. Early this year, a EU citizens’ […]

That was the Long Night of Science 2015 on Campus Buch

Sun, rain, thunder and lightning – the Long Night of Sciences was pretty diverse and not just from a meteorological perspective. The Campus Buch offered a variety of spectacular experiments, tours and events for the whole family. Beating heart cells in a dish, fluorescent worms, cells under the smartphone microscope and a crime scene investigation […]

Speakers’ Corner at the Long Night of Sciences: “Stay Critical”

For this years’ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences) we are giving critical thinking the stage. On Saturday 13th June, in front of the MDC Communications building, five scientists from our research campus will take the microphone under the motto “Bleiben Sie kritisch” (“Stay Critical”) and reveal the truth behind the headlines. Short […]

“The rulers of the world – How microbes influence our lives” – Interview with book author Bernhard Kegel

After excursions into the realm of urban wildlife and acclaimed science fiction, the biologist and popular science writer Dr. Bernhard Kegel has dedicated in his latest nonfiction book to microbes – the bacteria, fungi and other unicellular organisms that shape our lives. For the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences) on 13 June […]

All About Stem Cells

450 scientists met at the 2nd International Annual Conference of the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) in Heidelberg “Stem cells are the origin of all different cells in our body. With their help we can elucidate the course of an illness, investigate models for diseases, and, hopefully, develop innovative therapies”, says Andreas Trumpp, President of […]