- BIMSB group leader recruitments continue
On February 24th, 13 competitively selected candidates are presenting their work and their vision for the prospective research groups on ‘Advanced Imaging Applications for Systems Biology’ and ‘Computational or Theoretical Approaches for Deciphering Human Disease Data’.
Recruitment Symposium “Single Cell goes Clinical”
Scientific Kick-off of the New Clinical Focus Area "Single Cell Technologies for Personalized Medicine”
Feb 6, 2020, 9 am – 6:40 pm in the large BIMSB conference room
The new focus area "Single Cell Technologies for Personalized Medicine", jointly established by BIH, MDC/BIMSB and Charité, aims at building bridges between basic and clinical research to take single cell technologies into the clinic. For this purpose, we are recruiting three junior group leaders striving to bring single cell expertise into clinical application.
The future research groups will be located on the top floor of the BIMSB building, and will investigate human diseases at the single cell level in order to develop new methods for improved prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Each group will closely collaborate with a clinical department at the Charité, developing single cell approaches that address specific medical needs and establishing technologies for clinical use.
The recruitment symposium also constitutes the scientific kick-off of the new clinical focus area. Researchers, clinicians and interested parties from BIH, MDC/BIMSB, Charité and elsewhere are warmly invited to come together to exchange information, network and plan joint projects.
Berlin Summer Meeting 2019
Breaking Boundaries: Festive Opening with Pamela Biermann, Wolf Biermann and Jens Reich
BIMSB Research Building officially inaugurated by Chancellor Angela Merkel
BIMSB scientists & staff felt honoured that Chancellor Angela Merkel personally inaugurated the new BIMSB Research Building in the centre of Berlin on February 26, 2019.
The Chancellor started her visit with a tour of the building, learning about cutting-edge technologies currently applied at BIMSB. PhD students Zoe Mendelsohn, Jonathan Alles and Jonathan Ronen presented patient-derived brain organoids, single cell sequencing and machine learning – key technologies for paving the way towards personalized medicine. Angela Merkel’s BIMSB tour concluded with a brief meeting with the BIMSB group leaders and an entry in the MDC guest book.
During her address at the subsequent opening ceremony with about 150 invited guest from science, politics and society, Angela Merkel suggested to "Be proud of your beautiful gem - a place of the future!" She also praised the LifeTime initiative for its highly collaborative nature and its beneficial use of machine learning.
The ceremony featured Welcome Adresses by Nikolaus Rajewsky and Martin Lohse. In addition, BIMSB group leaders Jan Philipp Junker, Stephan Preibisch and Ana Pombo as well as her PhD student Rieke Kempfer showcased their research in dialogue with science journalist Monika Seynsche.
All guests had the opportunity to tour the new building at the reception that followed the inauguration.
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