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Nina Khanna Gremmelmaier receives the 2019 research prize by the city of Basel

The DBM congratulates Nina Khanna Gremmelmaier, research group leader of the Infection Biology lab, to this acheivement! Official press release Uninews BZ
Natural killer cells (red) attack ordinary leukaemia cells (green), but not leukaemia stem cells (blue).

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Claudia Lengerke and collaborators discovered how Leukaemia Stem Cells develop resistance against immune cells and suggest novel treatment strategies for patients

The Lengerke Lab elucidated how Leukaemia Stem Cells evade the attack by Natural Killer cells and suggest novel strategies for therapy. Their findings have recently been published in Nature.  Uninews

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Three prestigious national MD-PhD scholarships awarded to DBM students

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...
Prof. Judith E Allen, University of Manchester

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The DBM welcomes Prof. Judith E. Allen as new Scientific Advisory Board Member for the Immunology Focal Area

The "Koordinationsgremium Medizin" / KOG has elected Prof. Judith E. Allen to the DBM Scientific Advisory Board in July 2019. She is succeeding Prof. Brigitta Stockinger, who rotated off our Board afer nine years. Judi Allen has a B.Sc....
Biopolar Disorder

The Cichon group and members of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium have dioscovered 20 new loci associated with bipolar disorder

These GWAS study coordinated by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium identified nine gene sets that provide potential biological mechanisms for bipolar disorder and that address key clinical questions The study was recently publisehd in...
Neurons in the Amygdala, image: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Jan Gründemann and FMI's Lüthi lab investigated the activity of mouse basal amygdala neurons during different behavioural tasks

Jan Gründemann and researches of the laboratory of Andreas Lüthi at the Friederich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Sciences (FMI) have shown that two ensembles of neurons display orthogonal activity during exploratory and nonexploratory...
European Research Council

The European Research Council awards Nicola Aceto a Proof of Concept Grant

With the ERC Proof of Concept Grant, the Aceto lab will furhter develop small molecule inhibitors of circulating tumor cell clusters.
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A team of researchers led by Momo Bentires-Alj discoverd how stress hormones promote breast cancer metastasis

The researchers from the Bentires lab elucidated the molecular mechanisms by which stress hormones increase metastasis formation in breast cancer and further revealed that synthetic derivatives of these stress hormones, which are...
New DBM Building

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The New DBM Building will be realized by the Basel-based architecture firm Burckhardt+Partner

For details please see the Uninews (in german) or visit the New DBM Building website.
Pfizer Forschungsstiftung

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Daniela Thommen and co-workers from the Cancer Immunology lab were awarded a 2019 Pfizer Research Prize

The researchers were honoured  for discovering a novel method for increasing the success rate of cancer immunotherapies targeting the PD-1 signaling pathway. Since 1992, the Pfizer Research Prize has been awarded annually for outstanding...