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Vijay Tiwari receives Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung Award 2015

IMB Group Leader Dr Vijay Tiwari is awarded the “Förderpreis der Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung” in celebration of the foundation’s 40th anniversary. The prize recognises the contribution of promising young biomedical researchers in Germany, and will be awarded at the Wilhelm Sander Foundation’s 40th anniversary celebrations on 12 June in Munich, in the presence of Nobel laureate Professor Harald zur Hausen. The award includes financial support for further research and scientific purposes. Click here for the full press release in English, and German.


Dr Vassilis Roukos joins IMB to study cellular mechanisms maintaining genome integrity

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, is delighted to welcome Dr Vassilis Roukos as a new Group Leader. Dr Roukos has recently developed novel high-throughput imaging tools, which he will use at IMB to explore the roles of chromatin organisation in genome stability and maintenance. Click here for the full press release.


Breakthroughs in Epigenetics Workshop

The very successful Breakthoughs in Epigenetics Workshop was held at IMB on 19 – 20 March. This workshop was organised by Vijay Tiwari in conjunction with the EpiGeneSys initiative. It brought together a number of leading experts in the field of epigenetics to provide an introduction to the key discoveries and fundamental concepts in epigenetics, to present their research, and to discuss the many recent scientific advances in this developing field. See the event page, here, for more information.


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.


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.