Philipp Wahle of the lab of Robert Zinzen developed a highly resolved virtual model of a fly embryo, which shows which genes are active in which cell. He received the MDC PhD Prize at the annual Graduate Ceremony on November 24, 2017 for the paper in which he published these results. Two second-place publications were awarded […]
The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) is one of six Helmholtz Centres that has joined forces with the Helmholtz Association, the Einstein Center Digital Future, and Berlin’s universities to create a new PhD program in data science. The international graduate school HEIBRiDS will receive €6 million in funding.
A doctorate is a key milestone for everyone who wants to embark on an academic career. Numerous postdoctoral researchers – such as Tobias Opialla, who is still unsure about his next steps, or Marina Kolesnichenko, who wants to develop a career in science – are also working in the MDC laboratories. Both are taking up the opportunities provided by the MDC to guide their decision-making.
Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the more stable they are. This is what Erik McShane found out, this year’s winner of the annual PhD Prize Award.
Venturing into one of the new big topics in RNA biology, the circRTrain network of eight scientific experts from Europe and Israel will be coordinated by Nikolaus Rajewsky.
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 […]
Eleonora Adami of the Hübner lab links the regulation of protein synthesis to disease in the best PhD student paper of 2015 Boarding an international flight these days requires passing through layers of checkpoints and controls. Molecules experience even more complex layers of regulation as the information in DNA is used to produce proteins. This […]
“The highlight of our week is drinking beer on Friday evening… while talking to the same people we’ve been talking to all week.” – that quote from the first PhD movie is perhaps the best description of our weekly MDC beer hour. So which opportunity could be better to show the new PhD movie? Together […]
Profiling student research If you don’t know Ekaterina Perets personally, you surely remember the article she wrote on the festival Rosh ha Shana in Insights. Ekaterina, an Israeli PhD student in the lab of Enno Klußmann, recently saw an email inviting scientists to one of the “open-door writing labs” hosted every couple of weeks by the […]
International scientific collaborations between individual labs have become a mainstay of today’s research. At the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, international doctoral programs are broadening these relationships at an institutional level. The German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School “Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation” (SignGene) is the MDC’s newest program and has […]