To stay up to date with all the latest IMB news, you can subscribe to the news RSS feed here: News 


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.


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.


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).


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).