No. 9/ April 1, 1993

Great Demand for Biosensors in the east and west

Firm successfully launched by Scientists in the new Länder

Professor Frieder ScheUer has made a career for hirnself in Berlin Buch which is examplary for the new federal states (länder) of Germany. The world-renowned ScheUer, who has developed biosensors for over 20 years, has together with his staff just launched a company called "BioSensorTechnologie GmbH". The development of bio sensors is a field, in which the German Democratic Republic excelled.

No. 7/ March 26/27, 1993

First international Symposium on Human Gene Therapy in Germany

The first international symposium on human gene therapy in Germany, a country in which this kind of research is highly controversial, was held at the newly founded Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin Buch. About two hundred scientists from Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA, France and Italy attended the meeting on "Human Gene Therapy and Mutant Animal Models" from March 26 - March 27.

No. 6/ March 23, 1993

Scientists from Buch Awarded Domagk Prize

The Gerhard Domagk Prize for cancer research, a total of 20,000 Marks, has been awarded this year to three scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin-Buch and to three surgeons of the Hannover Medical School (HMS). The foundation, located in Munster gave the award to Prof. Heinz Bielka, Dr. Rainer Benndorf and Dr. Matthias Gaestel of the MDC as well as to Dr. Joachim Jähn, Prof. Hans-Joachim Meyer and Prof. Rudolf Pichlmayr.

No. 5/ March 1, 1993

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

A Unique Combination of Basic and Clinical Research

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) is a unique research center in a united Germany. It combines basic and clinical research. This is a continuation of a long tradition carried over from the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The MDC, founded in January 1992, was formed from three central institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in Berlin-Buch. The director of the MDC is the internationally renowned researcher on hypertension from the University of Heidelberg, Prof. Detlev Ganten.

No. 4/ February 26, 1993

Professor Ganten Elected to the Polish Academy of Science

Prof. Detlev Ganten, founding director of the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin Buch, has been elected a foreign, corresponding member of the medical faculty of the Polish Academy of Science. This was announced by Prof. Jozef Skapski and Prof. Adam Bielanski of the Polish academy in Cracow. This decision is a tribute to Prof. Ganten's scientific research on high blood pressure as well as his commitment to Polish science and culture.

No. 3/ January 19, 1993

Award for Jens Reich - Scientist and Essayist

Professor Jens Reich, molecular biologist at the Max-Delbrück-Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin-Buch and co-founder of the civil rights movement "New Forum" in the former GDR is to receive the newly-endowed "Anna Krüger Prize of the Institute of Advanced Study of Berlin". Reich is the first recipient of this award, which is worth 50,000 German marks. Reich works at the MDC where he heads the "Bioinformatics" working group which deals with decoding of the human genome and its recording on a data base.