Friday, 18 January 2019

Master prize 2018

Today, the juniorGMB awarded the "Master Prize 2018" for the first time at our university. Prof. Hilgenfeld kicked-off the event.

Franzi from our institute took part in this competition with her master thesis "Knock-out of the DCM causal gene NEXN in human iPSCs using CRISPR/Cas9". 

Franzi presented her work very professionally and answered the following questions excellently. 

Unfortunately only one can win, this time it was Caroline from the Institute for Systemic Inflammation Research (ISEF). Congratulations!
 


I very much hope that this competition will also take place next year!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Monday, 14 January 2019

Traditional "New Years breakfast" at the ICG

A dear tradition is our "New Years breakfast" at the Institute. This is a great way to welcome the new year and get ready for another 12 months of interesting research. What a wonderful team! Thanks to all of you!


Sunday, 6 January 2019

RNA-therapy at the ICG

In the first edition of MIT technology in 2019 there is a short article about RNA-therapies for rare diseases (https://www.heise.de/select/tr/2019/1) from Edda Grabar. 
As outlined in the article, together with Svenja, Zouhair, Prof. Sczakiel, and Rosel Kretschmer-Kazemi Far we are working on an RNA-therapy for Collagen-6 myopathy (Bethlem/Ullrich). 
However, RNA-therapy is not only possible for rare diseases but also for common diseases. We hope to present promising data within the next months. Stay tuned. 😉



JE

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

The members of the ICG wish all of you a happy New Year and may all your wishes come true in 2019!

For 2019 we do have some plans and hope for successful research and a lot of fun. 

All the best!

Jeanette & members of ICG

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Don´t look back in anger!


The year 2018 is coming to its end, and it feels almost like a must to reflect what happened over the past 12 months. What was good, what was bad?


 On the positive side: 
  • quite a substantial number of interesting papers were published
  • welcoming new colleagues (downside: saying good-bye to Sabine and Matthias)
  • positive funding decisions (PlaqOmics, ExC PMI)
  • novel collaborations
  • graduating Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs (Congratulations!)
  • award-winning members (Krishan, Svenja) 
  • successful organization of well-received meetings 
  • and a lot of highly exciting projects we will finish in 2019 (maybe the best thing)

However, I know we've had some unpleasant experience, too. I hope we will overcome this unfortunate situation rather soon and can focus on finalizing the respective projects. Here it is important to "Don´t look back in anger".

I´m deeply thankful to two members of our team for standing strong.

I wish to thank all team members (current and alumnis) for their loyalty and commitment. Thanks a lot!

All the best for 2019! Looking forward to a hopefully successful year.
JE

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow, the holiday season starts, and our institute is taking a break.

We wish all of you a reflective and cheerful Christmas time!



JE & all members of ICG