SignGene group photo 2017


German-Israeli Helmholtz Research School "Frontiers in Cell Signaling and Gene Regulation"

Launched in 2013, SignGene is an international exchange program for PhD students in biomedical sciences.

All students work on collaborative research projects jointly supervised by the principle investigator at their home institute and a partnering group leader from abroad. The main location of a student is defined by the main supervisor's affiliation. As an essential part of the training, SignGene students spend around 6 months of their PhD in the partnering co-mentor's lab in the other country.


January 2019
Upcoming PhD Retreat & Winter School
This year's SignGene Winter School "From Macro to Micro – Technology and Disease" will take place in Nahsholim, Israel. Dr. Emma Harris from the ORION project will join us during the PhD Retreat with exciting workshops on open science. PhD Retreat: March 24 - 25, 2019 // Winter School: March 26 - 28, 2019

September 2018
New SignGene Student 
We welcome our newest member of the SignGene community. Elle Koren from the lab of Yaron Fuchs at the Technion was admitted to the program during the recent SignGene Symposium. Elle has started her PhD in 2017 and will now be co-mentored by Walter Birchmeier at the MDC. Welcome Elle!

August 2018
Published in Cell: Congratulations Waleed Minzel, Eric Hung & Yinon Ben-Neriah 
Small Molecules Co-targeting CKIα and the Transcriptional Kinases CDK7/9 Control AML in Preclinical Models (Pubmed)

July 2018
SignGene Symposium 2018 "Cell Motility and Metastasis" 
The next SignGene Symposium will take place this fall on Usedom Island – September 03-05.  Register now!

September 2017
Nir Friedman and Yaakov Nahmias receive award
The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize has been awarded to Nir Friedman and Yaakov Nahmias, SignGene faculty at Hebrew University, for a bold new model of human metabolism. For more information, please read here.

March 2017
SignGene Winter School in Eilat
This year's SignGene Winter School "Cellular Biology Through the Proteome and Single Cell Methods" took place in Eilat, Israel and included a visit to Petra in Jordan. Read more here.

June 2016
Nagarjuna R. Pamudurti receives JBC Fellowship
SignGene PhD student Nagarjuna Reddy Pamudurti has been awarded the JBC Doctoral Gold Fellowship by the Jerusalem Brain Community for his proposal: "Biogenesis and Function of circRNAs". Nagarjuna works on his PhD thesis in Sebastian Kadener's lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), in collaboration with Nikolaus Rajewsky at the MDC. For more information, please click here.

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