Europe’s top health start-ups in Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health win cash and recognition at EIT Health Summit

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Finals held for European Health Catapult and Bootcamp pitch contest   SyNoesis, a start-up developing a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, Sleepiz, a contact-free device for home diagnosis of sleep apnea, and Aenitis, whose device improves sorting of cells in suspensions, were top winners in the three categories of the European…

Baden-Württemberg awarded two research prizes to Heidelberg

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This year, the Landesforschungspreis Baden-Württemberg for excellence in applied research goes to Andreas Trumpp from the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine (HI-STEM gGmbH). Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, presented the 100,000 euro award at a…

Leibniz Prize for Hans-Reimer Rodewald (DKFZ)

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Hans-Reimer Rodewald of the German Cancer Research Center receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019, the most important research award in Germany. Rodewald’s research revolves around the question of how the different types of immune cells develop from stem cells and together form a functional defence system. Hans-Reimer Rodewald ©…

Cluster Management Excellence reconfirmed for the BioRN Network e.V..

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Heidelberg, 23.11.2018 BioRN Network e.V. has been recently awarded with the “Cluster Management Excellence Label SILVER – Proven for Cluster Excellence”. In 2008, the cluster successfully participated in the Leading-Edge Cluster Competition (“Spitzencluster-Wettbewerb”) of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2013, BioRN was awarded the “Cluster…

DKFZ: Takeda Oncology Research Award 2018 to Rocio Sotillo

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A certain form of lung cancer is characterized by two genes that are accidentally fused. The fusion produces a growth signal for the cells. These tumors respond well to a targeted drug that deprives the cancer cells of the growth stimulus. Several molecular variants of cancer-promoting gene fusion exist. Rocio…

Triple ERC success for DKFZ junior researchers

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The European Research Council (ERC) awards Starting Grants to support excellent young scientists when they are starting an independent science career. In this year’s round of proposals, three scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been chosen at once for the prestigious award: Ana Banito, Fabian Erdel and…

Fraunhofer IGB: Third place for Retina-on-a-chip project at the Science2Start competition

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At the annual Science2Start competition organized by BioRegio STERN Management GmbH, Dr. Ing. Christopher Probst, scientist in the Organ-on-a-Chip group of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, reached place 3 with the Retina-on-a-Chip project. With “Retina-on-a-Chip”, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB…

DKFZ: High science distinction for Michael Baumann

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At its 100th Annual Meeting, the American Radium Society honored Michael Baumann, Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), with the Janeway Gold Medal. The medal, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in cancer therapy, is one of the most prestigious distinctions in radiation oncology. Michael…

European QuickFire Challenge for startups – Apply to receive €100,000 + @JLABS residency

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European Innovation QuickFire Challenge! Innovators with ideas, technologies, and solutions that improve human healthcare and impact the European ecosystem can now apply for up to €100,000 in grants and one year of residency at an available JLABS location, including access to the global JLABS community. Encouraged applications from companies working…

DKFZ/Heidelberg University: ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

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The European Research Council ERC’s Advanced Grants promote visionary projects of fundamental research. This year, Hellmut Augustin (University of Heidelberg and DKFZ) and Christof Niehrs (University of Mainz and DKFZ) received the prestigious funding. Hellmut Augustin © DKFZ The European Research Council, set up in 2007, promotes fundamental research in…