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26-02-2015

Seeing is believing – Microscopy workshop

The Seeing is believing – Microscopy workshop, co-organised by IMB's Prof Christoph Cremer and Carsten Sönnichsen from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, was held at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on 24 Feb. The workshop brought together scientists from different disciplines across the University campus. During the meeting, they presented their latest research on cutting-edge microscopy approaches, from super resolution techniques to optical projection tomography, and discussed ideas for the future of microscopy in Mainz.

10-11-2014

René Ketting receives MicroRNAs Innovator Award

René Ketting, one of IMB’s Directors, has received a MicroRNAs Innovator Award, in recognition of his pioneering work on small RNAs. The award was presented at the MicroRNAs & NonCoding RNAs Europe 2014 Meeting in Cambridge, and follows his election to the prestigious EMBO membership earlier this year. René joins a distinguished group of scientists to have received Innovator Awards from GeneExpression Systems™, all of whom are leaders in their fields in the Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences or Physics. Read more about René’s research at IMB here.

31-10-2014

EMBO Young Investigator joins IMB to study telomere biology

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, welcomes Dr Brian Luke as a new Group Leader. His work will focus on understanding the biology of telomeres, which play a critical role in cellular senescence and the prevention of tumorigenesis. Read more here (PDF).

22-05-2014

New Group Leader sheds light on circadian clock proteins

Eva Wolf has been jointly appointed as Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Adjunct Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). Prof. Wolf studies how day/night cycles affect gene regulation, a field known as chronobiology. Wolf's latest research paper, published in Cell in May 2014, reports the structure of the complex containing the clock proteins Cryptochrome and PERIOD (CRY-PER), which critically regulates and determines the pace of the mammalian circadian clock. Read more at IMB's science blog or get the full press release (PDF).

07-05-2014

IMB’s René Ketting elected to EMBO membership

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has added 106 outstanding life sciences researchers to its membership, including René Ketting, a Scientific Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). Ketting’s research on gene silencing by RNA molecules has implications for both organismal development and disease. Prof. Ketting joined IMB and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in 2012. Read more here or Download the PDF.