Emmanuelle Charpentier honoured with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to NeuroCure PI Prof. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, Scientific and Managing Director of the newly established Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin for her groundbreaking work on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She shares the prize with Jennifer Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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Organoids and sequencing team up for ALS research

MDC researchers received a $150,000 pilot project grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Neurodegeneration Challenge Network to investigate a defining feature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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ECN and NeuroCure join the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum

One of the largest international meetings of neuroscientists, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), went virtual this year from 11-15 July 2020, offering five days of lectures, posters, symposia, exhibitions, networking and development opportunities.

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“Research in Germany” Virtual Fair 2020

ECN’s booth at the “Research in Germany” virtual career fair this year saw nearly 500 visitors. The chatroom was fully booked for every minute of the four-hour event as dozens of students expressed interest in the program and asked questions about the curriculum, lab rotations, and the application process and requirements.

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Workshop at the 29th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2020

During the Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2020 – ECN fellow Alexandra Tzilivaki organizes a workshop entitled: Dissecting the role of interneurons in mnemonic functions using computational modelling approaches."

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Osmotic stress identified as stimulator of cellular waste disposal

Cellular waste disposal, where autophagy and lysosomes interact, performs elementary functions, such as degrading damaged protein molecules, which impair cellular function, and reintroducing the resulting building blocks such as amino acids into the metabolic system. This recycling process is known to keep cells young and, for instance, protects against protein aggregation, which occurs in neurodegenerative diseases. But what, apart from starvation, actually gets this important system going?

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ECN at Research in Germany virtual fair

Meet us at the Research in Germany virtual fair on academic careers in #Germany and learn more about the

ECN and the ECN Fellowship program. Save the date: 07 July 2020!

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