Systems Biology

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.

The life cycle of proteins

Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the more stable they are. A research team at the MDC has now published this surprising finding in the journal Cell. Their work has traced the life cycle of thousands of proteins from synthesis to disposal. The results are relevant for diseases where there are surplus copies of certain genes.

The life cycle of proteins

Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the more stable they are. A research team at the MDC has now published this surprising finding in the journal Cell. Their work has traced the life cycle of thousands of proteins from synthesis to disposal. The results are relevant for diseases where there are surplus copies of certain genes.

Two MDC researchers win European Research Council grants

An ERC double for the MDC: Dr. Jan Philipp Junker and Dr. Gaetano Gargiulo have each been awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth €1.5 million. Junker will be studying cellular processes in the heart of the zebrafish, while Gargiulo will conduct research into glioblastoma, the most common form of brain tumor in humans.

ARCHES award for MDC researcher: High-resolution maps of genetic modifications

This year’s ARCHES prize goes to systems biologist Jan Philipp Junker of the MDC and Erez Levanon of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. The award, conferred on June 14, 2016, will support a research alliance that will allow certain changes in gene transcripts to be presented in high spatial resolution for the very first time.