Newsletter: 09/2020: Berlin Science Week, DNA architecture and intersexual moles

BSW 2020 Gruppenfoto

Dear readers,

Every year in autumn the scientific community looks to the German capital, as it invites visitors to the annual Berlin Science Week. The festival attracts international researchers, lay scientists and enthusiasts of every age. On offer are exhibitions, discussions, science slams and all sorts of other fun and games. This year, because of the Corona pandemic, everything is different from before. But yet, much is the same. The "Brain City" that is Berlin can still be relied on to present an exciting program. Of course most of it virtual. We at the MDC are also taking part and cordially invite you to join us! You will find a foretaste here in these Insights.

Also in this newsletter, we highlight what’s going on in some of our labs. We investigate, for instance, how tumors react to immune cells. We explain how an MDC researcher aims to find out how DNA is organized in the cell nucleus. We present the new Preclinical Research Center (PRC). And we reveal what intersexual moles get up to. As always, we have an excellent reading tip for you!

Your MDC-Insights Team

On the picture: Opening press conference on Berlin Science Week with Jürgen Mlynek, Chairman Falling Walls Foundation, Karin von Hülsen, Managing Director Falling Walls Foundation, Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Hetty Berg, Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, Thomas Sommer, Scientific Director, MDC (interim). Image: Berlin Science Week