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All events take place in Weismann-Haus Lecture Hall at 17:30h unless otherwise indicated.






Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Ljiljana Fruk, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, UK

“Modern Molecular Science: How is it changing our life? Some examples from a BioNano Lab”


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Ulrich Kubitschek, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany

“Nuclear export of the pre-60S ribosomal subunit through single nuclear pores observed in real time”


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ralf Dahm, Director of Scientific Management, Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Mainz, Germany

“How to become famous as a scientist: Why It matters to communicate your discoveries well”




PAST EVENTS (2008-2019)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Catherine Goodman, Scientific Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Rockville, Maryland/USA
"Scientific publishing: A discussion with JBC"

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mirka Uhlirova, Institute for Genetics, CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne, Germany
"Transcriptional control of cell polarity in epithelia and beyond"

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Mads Gyrd-Hansen, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
"Innate Host Defence: A Playing Field for the Ubiquitin Machinery"

Tuesday, February 25, 2019
Maya Saleh, McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits, Montreal, Canada
"Fine-tuning of innate immunity in health and disease"

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Magdalena Götz, Head of LMU Department of Physiological Genomics, Helmholz Center Munich, Institute Stem Cell Research
"Novel mechanisms of neurogenesis and neural repair"

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Angus Lamond, Centre for Gene Regulation & Expression, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
"Deep Proteomes: iPS cells and navigating Data Mountain"

Monday, April 16, 2018
Robert Stanley, Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch Awardee 2017, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
"A Tumor Suppressor Role for NOL3 in Myeloid Differentiation"

Thursday, November 30, 2017
William F. Martin, Institute of Molecular Evolution, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
"Going back in genes"

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Dominik Grün, Junior Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg
"Single cell RNA-seq reveals cell fate bias of multipotent lymphoid progenitors"

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pascale Cossart, Head of the Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris
“The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes: a unique model in biology"

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Maximilian Muenke, M.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA)
"Signaling Pathways in Early Embryogenesis and Adulthood: from Holoprosencephaly to Fatty Liver"

Monday, July 11, 2016                                        
John Reed, Head of Roche Pharma Research and Early Development
"Mechanisms regulating cell survival and cell death"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Veronica von Messling, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines, Langen
"How insights in pathogenesis mechanisms contribute to new approaches against respiratory viruses"

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Prof. Laura Machesky, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, UK
"Actin cytoskeletal dynamics in invasion and metastasis of cancer"

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Prof. Fiona Watt, Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine King's College London 
"Regulation of stem cell fate in mammalian epidermis"

December 4, 2013
Prof. Scott K. Powers, UAA Endowed Professor and Distinguished Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
"Exercise is a good medicine"

September 19, 2013
Prof. Nancy Sullivan, NIH, virology, development of vaccines
"Immune mechanisms and correlates of vaccine protection against Ebola virus infection"
February 26, 2013
Prof. Alain Fischer, Hôpital Necker – Enfants Malades, Paris
“Genetic deficiencies of T cells: from pathophysiology to treatment”

October 18, 2012
Prof. Claudio Sunkel, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular - IBMC, Universidade do Porto
"Dealing the chromosomes during cell division and maintaining genomic stability"

October 18, 2011, 13:00 - 14:00h
MPI and SGBM collaboration:
Prof. Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch
"Gene regulation by small RNAs and RNA binding proteins"

October 13, 2011:
Prof. Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University, New York
"The Genetics of Innate Behavior"

June 14, 2011:
Dr. Arvind Kumar, BCF Freiburg
“Oscillations in the basal ganglia:
Implications for Parkinson’s disease and behavior”

May 12, 2011:
Dr. Mark Bates, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen
"Photo-switchable fluorescent molecules for super-resolution light microscopy"

April 29, 2011:
Prof. Diane Mathis, Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
"Aire: from patients to a molecular mechanism"
Location: Weismannhaus lecture hall at 15:00 - 16:00h

March 21, 2011:
Prof. Philip Newmark, University of Illinois, Chicago
"Germ cell development and differentiation in Planaria”

March 28, 2011:
Prof. Ed Boyden, MIT, Cambridge
“Controlling brain circuits with light”
Location: Zoology Building, Hauptstraße 1 at 17:30h

July 1, 2010:
Prof. Kang Shen, Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Synaptogenesis, Stanford University:
"Molecular mechanisms of axonal transport and synapse formation in C. elegans"

April 13, 2010:
Prof. Lynn Enquist, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University:
"Mechanisms of spread of herpesvirus infection in peripheral nervous system neurons"

March 25, 2010:
Dr. Jill Harrison, Browne Research Fellow at The Queen's College:
"Exploring the origin of leaves"

January 28, 2010
Prof. Lars Chittka, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London:
"Are bigger brains better?"

December 8, 2009
Prof. Dr.  Gottfried Schatz, Biozentrum Basel:
"What it takes to succeed in science”

October 15, 2009
Prof. Dr. Thomas Junker, University of Tübingen
"Creationism and Intelligent Design: Who is afraid of Darwinian Evolution?”

April 23, 2009
Junying Yuan, Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
"A Quest for Understanding the Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration"

March 18, 2009
Prof. Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
"Novel proteins that affect synaptic transmission"
Location: Lecture Hall in the Zoology department (Biology 1) at 17:30h

February 12, 2009
Prof. Thomas Decker, University of Vienna
"Regulation of immune responses by type I interferons and their signal transducers"

January 13, 2009
Prof. Mark Davis, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University Stanford, USA
"36 Views of T Cell Recognition"

October 21, 2008
Prof. Juan Ortin, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSIC), Spain
"Replication of influenza virus, an emerging and re-emerging virus"

June 10, 2008
Prof. Ed Palmer, University Hospital Basel Switzerland
"The T cell receptor as a molecular switch: Dissecting a signaling threshold"

April 10, 2008
Dr. Antonio Iglesias, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Biology Research
“Therapeutic antibodies: hope and limits”


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