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(5) Women in Science (16) Work and Family (8) Zeitzeugen (2) News (9) 9 Results: Active Filter: Researcher Portraits Sort: Result score Newest to oldest Oldest to newest Science December 17, 2020 The DNA repair analyst In order for the human immune system to effectively fight off pathogens, B cells need to smash up and reassemble their own DNA. Michela Di Virgilio searches for factors controlling this important process, which also have crucial implications for our predisposition to cancer. Science September 21, 2020 A strategist in lipid metabolism Alzheimer’s is linked to metabolic dysfunction. Thomas Willnow is looking for disruptions in the balance of fats in the brain that accelerate the breakdown of neurons – and has discovered important risk factors that offer new therapeutic approaches for treating Alzheimer’s at an early stage. Science August 27, 2020 Engineer of the immune system Immunologist Kathrin de la Rosa investigates how the body’s own B cells protect us from infectious diseases. In the laboratory, she hopes to modify these cells in such a way that they produce powerful antibodies against pathogens which have overwhelmed our immune system until now. Science May 28, 2020 The DNA artist Anton Henssen works as a paediatrician and researches rare tumours at the Max Delbrück Center. Incidentally, he’s also a conceptual artist with way more to his paintings than meets the eye. Science May 04, 2020 How cells make decisions Jan Philipp Junker creates cell lineage trees. He wants to understand the different paths that lead to a functioning organism. Perhaps one day, this knowledge will also reveal how organs are able to regenerate. Science February 26, 2020 When new blood vessels sprout Biologist Holger Gerhardt studies how blood vessels form and grow. He is currently working with clinicians in Berlin to develop new methods for preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Science October 28, 2019 The art of DNA folding Ana Pombo wants to understand the rules that govern our genome. This quest has led her to discover how important our genetic architecture is for the functioning of life. In the long term, she hopes her research will help understand diseases with complex origin such as autism and epilepsy. Science July 25, 2019 How the heart and gut are connected How exactly does gut bacteria affect our health? This is what the Swedish bioinformatician Sofia Forslund is trying to figure out. She also wants to develop a software that helps keep people from getting sick. Science May 23, 2019 Touch, pain and the strange sensory world of the naked mole rat Neurophysiologist Gary Lewin researches the fundamentals of pain perception at the Max Delbrück Center, where he has made inspiring discoveries – not only with naked mole rats. Lewin’s research results could lead to new pain-relieving medications for humans.