On May 21, 2013, EMBO announced Asifa Akhtar as a new member. EMBO is a network of excellent researchers with currently about 1500 fellows across the world. EMBO members select on an annual basis for some of the most talented scientists in Europe and abroad to join the network. In 2013, 52 new members were elected, 16 of which were female scientists. "It is a great honour being elected to join EMBO", states Asifa Akhtar. EMBO supports talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulates the exchange of scientific information, and helps build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.
For more information and the complete list of new members check the EMBO website.
The first Keystone Meeting in Germany, organized by Thomas Jenuwein and Shelley L. Berger, will take place in Oberstdorf from March 23-28, 2014. It will highlight novel findings in mechanisms of dynamic chromatin regulation and their translation into cellular physiology. In particular, it will focus on four fundamental chromatin processes (RNA regulation, transcription and remodeling, DNA damage and repair, DNA replication) in conjunction with normal and perturbed cellular states (cell fate, signal response, cell transformation, epigenetic inheritance). Sessions feature basic and applied research in model systems ranging from plants over fungi to mammals.
For more information please check the website of the Keystone Symposia Conference.
Congratulations to Angelika Harbauer und Dunja Schneider, awardees of the Barbara Hobom Prize 2012. It aims at promoting young female scientists working on research projects in synthetic biology, signaling, and bioengineering. Schneider is PhD candidate supervised by Hassan Jumaa at the MPI-IE.
Both awardees will present their work on Friday, 22 February 2013 at 12:30 in the lecture hall of the MPI-IE. For more information please read the press release of the Cluster of Excellence BIOSS.
Congratulations to Thomas Boehm who has been awarded a 2.5 million EURO Advanced ERC Grant for his project “Thymopoiesis: From evolutionary origins to future therapies”.
For more information, please read our press release below!
Congratulations to Michael Reth who has been awarded a 2.24 million EURO Advanced ERC Grant for his project „Nanoscale analysis of protein islands on lymphocytes”.
For more information, please read the press release on the BIOSS website.
Congratulations to the Pospisilik Lab for their new paper "Hedgehog Partial Agonism Drives Warburg-like Metabolism in Muscle and Brown Fat" in CELL.
Congratulations to the Akhtar Lab for their new paper Msl1-Mediated Dimerization of the Dosage Compensation Complex Is Essential for Male X-Chromosome Regulation in Drosophila in Molecular Cell
Congratulations to the Jenuwein lab for their new paper "Prdm3 and Prdm16 are H3K9me1 Methyltransferases Required for Mammalian Heterochromatin Integrity" in CELL
Congratulations to the Jumaa lab for their new paper "Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is driven by antigen-independent cell-autonomous signalling" in NATURE
Congratulations to Patrick Heun for a successful ERC Starting Grant bid for "Dissection of centromeric chromatin and components: A biosynthetic approach" ("BioSynCen"). We look forward to the fruits of this prestigious research award.
Congratulations to the Akhtar lab for their new paper "Drosophila dosage compensation involves enhanced Pol II recruitment to male X-linked promoters" in SCIENCE
Congratulations to the Kemler lab for a new research article in SCIENCE:
"Wnt/Beta-Catenin Signaling Regulates Telomerase in Stem Cells and Cancer Cells"
On 2 and 3 December, more than 200 guests celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics with festivities including commemorative speeches and a scientific symposium with notable speakers from all over the world.
Congratulations to J. Andrew Pospisilik for a successful ERC Starting Grant bid for "Metabolic Polycombics". We look forward to the fruits of this prestigious research award.
New Science Paper by MPI Junior Group Leader Patrick Heun and colleagues:
Drosophila CENH3 Is Sufficient for Centromere Formation