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Press Release – Round Table discussion with the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

On April 11, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Press Release – Round Table discussion with the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Baden-Württemberg

Heidelberg, 11.04.2018 The BioRN Cluster hosted on April 10th a round table discussion with Ms. Köchel and Ms. Krüger from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of Baden-Württemberg (Cluster and Regional Politic Unit). From the left: Prof. Stefan Meuer, Dr. Jörg Rauch, Dr. Friedrich Richter, Dr. Julia Schaft,…

Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

On March 21, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, By , With Comments Off on Press Release – BioRN Lounge: Dr. Marc Stanke from Accantec talked about “The Data Scientist”

Heidelberg, 21.03.2018 It has become a common habit in the BioRN cluster for the life science companies as well for scientists from our research institutes, to join the monthly BioRN Lounge. The BioRN Lounge is the prime monthly networking event for BioRN members. It is the occasion for exchange, meeting…

Press Release: “Proposal Writing Training for H2020 applications“

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Heidelberg, 08.03.2018 BioRN together with the German national contact point (Nationale Kontakstellen – NKS), organised on Wednesday, April the 7th a training for H2020 applications writing. Potential applicants with a concrete project in their pipeline were admitted to the training and could discuss technical improvements and pitfalls with the experts….

Heidelberg University: Intel and Researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips

On February 20, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: Intel and Researchers from Heidelberg and Dresden present three new neuromorphic chips

Researchers from Heidelberg University and TU Dresden, together with Intel Corporation, will reveal three new neuromorphic chips during the NICE Workshop 2018 in the USA. These chips have an extraordinary ability: They are able to mimic important aspects of biological brains by being energy efficient, resilient and able to learn….

Sanofi to acquire Ablynx for €3.9 Billion

On January 30, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on Sanofi to acquire Ablynx for €3.9 Billion

Strengthens Sanofi’s R&D strategy with innovative Nanobody® technology platform Expands growing rare blood disorders franchise with Ablynx’s late-stage investigational caplacizumab aTTP treatment Unanimously approved by Sanofi and Ablynx Boards of Directors Paris, France and Ghent, Belgium – January 29, 2018 – Sanofi and Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the…

DKFZ/Heidelberg University Hospital: Kristian Pajtler received $100,000 award for brain cancer research

On January 30, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on DKFZ/Heidelberg University Hospital: Kristian Pajtler received $100,000 award for brain cancer research

Kristian Pajtler, a pediatric oncologist from the “Hopp Children’s Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg” (KiTZ), received the 2018 CERN Scientific Fellowship Award with a monetary prize of 100,000 US dollars. Pajtler has been awarded the distinction for his work on ependymoma, a rare type of brain cancer. The “Hopp…

DKFZ: A weak heart due to metabolic change

On January 24, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on DKFZ: A weak heart due to metabolic change

The heart derives its energy primarily from fatty acids. However, if a metabolic shift to other energy sources takes place, this can result in congestive heart failure, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now discovered. This underscores the role of metabolism in heart…

DKFZ: Starving Tumors: New Target Discovered

On January 24, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on DKFZ: Starving Tumors: New Target Discovered

Actively growing tumors have a high demand for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, they stimulate the growth of blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. If tumor-associated angiogenesis is suppressed, this may limit tumor growth. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and the European Center for Angioscience at Heidelberg University…

DKFZ: Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapy

On January 19, 2018, Posted by , In Press Releases, With Comments Off on DKFZ: Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapy

Every day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem…

Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

On November 28, 2017, Posted by , In News,Press Releases, With Comments Off on Heidelberg University: DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes

The Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. After a successful evaluation, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funds of about…