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Call for applications to the International PhD Program in Biomedicine is open September 1 - October 15

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The European Research Council has awarded Jan Gründemann an ERC starting grant.

For his research project “Deep brain imaging of cellular mechanisms of sensory processing and learning” the DBM research group leader and SNSF Professor will receive approx. 1.5 million Euro over the next five years. Jan Gründemann's lab...

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Three DBM MD-PhD students receive a competitive national MD-PhD scholarship.

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation award each year a limited number of competitive three-year MD-PhD scholarships. Repeating the success of...

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A research team led by Prof. Roxane Tussiwand elucidated the cellular origin of plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs).

Their findings, which were recently published in the journal Nature Immunology solve a long standing question about the heterogeneity of pDCs. Using expression profiling of single cells, they identified key transcription factors that are...

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Prof. Claudia Lengerke receives the 2018/2019 research award by the «Fondation Peter Anton & Anna Katharina Miescher» and the Swiss Society of Hematology.

The prize comprises a sum of CHF 100'000 and is awarded every two years.

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The DBM welcomes Prof. Karin Hartmann as new research group leader and Professor of Allergology.

Prof. Hartmann will will build up her laboratory at DBM-Hebelstrasse as of January 1, 2019. Her experimental and clinical research focuses on mastocytosis, is a rare disease in which mast cells accumulate in skin and/or internal...

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In a collaborative effort, the research groups of Prof. Nina Khanna (DBM) and Prof. Martin Fussenegger (D-BSSE, ETHZ) have developed immunomimetic designer cells that protect mice from infection with MRSA.

Their study, which was recently published in Cell, prepares the ground for novel treatment strategies against multi drug resistant bacterial infections in human. UnibasVideoUSB press release Basler Zeitung 20min Barfi.ch

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The DBM is hosting the Cell Symposium on Translational Immunometabolism (June 24 - 26, 2018)

The symposium is organized by DBM research group leaders Marc Donath and Christoph Hess together with Nikla Emambokus, Editor of Cell Metabolism and Kavitha Scranton, Scientific Editor of Immunity. Cell SymposiaUSB NewsBarfi.ch

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An international group of researchers led by Prof. Alfred Zippelius has discovered a method for increasing the success rate of cancer immunotherapies targeting the PD-1 signaling pathway.

Their seminal findings were recently published in Nature Medicine. SNSF News Uninews USB News

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In a collaborative effort scientists from the DBM (Martin, Skoda and Lengerke labs) and from ETH Zürich (Schroeder lab at D-BSSE) have engineered an artificial bone marrow niche.

The study was supported by the StemSysMed SystemsX grant (link) and was published recently in PNAS. The findings open up new possibilities from basic research on blood formation in humans to the development of diagnostic tools for...