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Laleh Haghverdi receives the 2017 Helmholtz Doctoral Prize and...

12. October 2017

Dr. Laleh Haghverdi has been awarded this year’s Helmholtz Doctoral Prize in health research for her outstanding work and Erwin Schrödinger Prize. In her dissertation, Geometric Diffusions for Reconstruction of Cell Differentiation Dynamics, at the Helmholtz Zentrum München Institute of Computational Biology, she focused on data analysis methods in the area of single-cell sequencing. The prize...read more

Career Seminar - Dr. Kerstin Lassak, Trainee Patent Attorney at...

12. October 2017

From flashes of inspiration and paragraphs - The profession of patent attorneys.read more

Checklists for HELENA processes now available

12. October 2017

Graduate students can download all available checklists in the "forms" area using their HMGU username and password.read more

LMU Completion Grant

12. October 2017

LMU Munich awards completion grants for outstanding doctoral candidates on the verge of finalizing their thesis, who have no other source of funding for the requested period. The stipend amounts to 1,103 Euro per month. read more

BD Life Sciences - Biosciences live in München

12. October 2017

Expand your Research with Flow Cytometry- BD Life Sciences offers a seminar on flow cytometry on October 25, 2017 from 10-13 pm at ZAUM, Biedersteinerstr. 29, Gebäude 653, 80802 München.read more

Orientation Days 27.-29.11: Registration is now open

13. September 2017

Participation in the Orientation Days (once) is mandatory for all HELENA graduate students.read more

Immune cells help fat deal with environmental challenges

13. September 2017

Immunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue. This is the discovery of scientists from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center (HDC) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their findings are published in the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’.read more

Fostering the flow of expertise from academia to pharmaceutical...

13. September 2017

Registration is now open - InPharma symposium (September 20, 2017), a career event aimed to amalgamate pharmaceutical industry and academia enriching both the sectors with an experience that would help each one to find the best fit.read more

The Proteasome hub: Fine-tuning of proteolysis according to...

13. September 2017

February 12-14, 2018, Schloss Hohenkammer, Munich, Germany. Registration will open on October 1, 2017.read more

Entrepreneur Club “Founders Mentoring Founders”

13. September 2017

A new seminar series called "Entrepreneur Club" starting on October 26, 2017 from 5:00 pm. This Entrepreneur Club aims at connecting new spin-off founders with experienced founders, venture capitalists, investors, lawyers and other experts who could provide you with the necessary knowledge for setting up a new business successfully. read more

Translational Medicine Seminar Series

04. September 2017

Next lecture 27.09.17 - From systems biology to systems medicine: Easier said than doneread more

Career Seminar - Dr. Julia Banzhaf-Strathmann, Allianz...

04. September 2017

A biochemist at an insurance company – a somewhat unusual career?read more

TUM Course Program for the Winter Semester 2017/2018

04. September 2017

The TUM Graduate School course program for the Winter Semester 2017/2018 is now online. HELENA graduate students can register for the workshops.read more

Seminars at TUM School of Life Sciences in Weihenstephan

04. September 2017

The TUM School of Life Sciences in Weihenstephan offers seminars for the Winter Semester 2017/2018. HELENA graduate students can register for the workshops.read more

Register now: N2 Science Communication Conference

04. September 2017

How to communicate science in a better way? How to make your presentation more creative, engaging and comprehensible? How to make use of the emerging technologies to broadcast research and technology? Get the chance to learn from advanced scientists and experts in public media.read more

RISE Germany

04. September 2017

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.read more

Graduate Center LMU Workshops

01. August 2017

The GraduateCenter LMU workshop program for October until December 2017 is now online. HELENA graduate students can register for the workshops.read more

Poster Prize for Urska Zadel

01. August 2017

Urska Zadel, PhD student in the Plant Microbiome research group of the Research Unit Comparative Microbiome Analysis, was awarded the prize for the best poster at the 6th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation (Bio/Bio) in Prague, Czech Republic. read more

Maia Smith Recognized for Her Outstanding Dissertation

01. August 2017

For her dissertation entitled “Associations between physical activity and lung function in a cohort of German adolescents“ the Munich University Association has awarded Dr. Maia Smith the 2017 Advancement Prize. read more

The Seventh German-Russian Week of the Young Researcher:...

01. August 2017

The main goal of these weeks is to encourage networking and stronger partnerships among early career researchers. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as professors are invited to come together and present their research projects in the field of Computational Biology at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. read more

Translational Medicine Seminar Series

04. July 2017

Next lecture 25.07.17 - Translation: a daily practice. Learning from clinical need and scientific ‚routine‘read more

Graduate Students‘ Summer Party

04. July 2017

Eat, drink and celebrate summer on July 11, 2017 at 5 pm in the beer garden behind the canteen, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg. Register now for the party and human kicker team.read more

HELENA Lecture Series "Neuro and Stem Cell Biology / Infection,...

30. June 2017

HELENA Lecture Series on July 11, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Campus Neuherberg, Building 23, Auditorium. Coordination: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Protzer and Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götzread more

Four HMGU scientists from the Plant Genome and Systems Biology...

30. June 2017

An evaluation in the June issue of the Laborjournal reports that four of the most highly cited plant scientists in the German-speaking region are located at the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) Group at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.read more

Career Seminar - Dr. Cornelia Voigt, Regional Medical Advisor,...

30. June 2017

An insight into the role of a regional medical advisor in the pharmaceutical industry and career possibilities at GlaxoSmithKline GmbH & Co. KG.read more

Responsible Research 2017

30. June 2017

What is responsible research conduct? How can I present data accurately? What exactly is plagiarism, and how can it be avoided? What are the pros and cons of peer review publication? What is an Ombudsperson? These - and more - topics will be addressed.read more

Reminder: Graduate Students’ Award 2017

30. June 2017

Call of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) and the Association of Friends and Supporters of Helmholtz Zentrum München (VdFF)read more

New seminar series on translational medicine launched...

31. May 2017

The Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health, or HELENA for short, started its new “Translational Medicine Seminar Series” on May 30, 2017. Prof. Dr. Günther Wess, CEO of Helmholtz Zentrum München, opened the new format. read more

ENABLE - Registration Open

31. May 2017

ENABLE is the first European symposium organized by and for PhD students and Postdocs. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. read more

IKOM Career Fair 2017

31. May 2017

This year's IKOM Career Fair will be hosted at TUM Campus Garching from 19 to 22 June 2017, where 316 companies from all sectors will present themselves. read more

1st Interdisciplinary “Israel-TUM Summer School in the Alps”

31. May 2017

How is Machine Learning changing the Life Sciences? In the life sciences, researchers are increasingly leveraging machine learning in their work to drive groundbreaking discoveries that may help improve the health and wellbeing of people.read more

TUM BLUE

24. May 2017

The TUM-GS Graduate Council proudly presents the TUM Blue 2017 party “Brains, Beer and Bavarian Brass”. More than 500 doctoral candidates from all TUM Graduate Centers are invited to a casual networking event on June 9th 2017, starting from 8 pm, in the Audimax Foyer, Arcisstr. 21.read more

New treatment methods for multiple sclerosis patients

24. May 2017

On Monday, 19 June 2017 at 6 pm, Professor Bernhard Hemmer (Director of the Neurology Clinic at TUM) will present the lecture for the alumni network of the Technische Universität München. External persons may also participate.read more

Falling Walls Apply Now

24. May 2017

SHARE YOUR INNOVATIVE IDEA AT THE FALLING WALLS LAB, WIN A SCHOLARSHIP AND TRAVEL TO THE FINALE IN BERLIN!read more

Translational Medicine Seminar Series

10. May 2017

This seminar series aims to give an overview on translational medicine starting from the disease towards the understanding of disease mechanisms, epidemiological evidence, identification of biomarkers and development of new therapies and drugs leading to clinical studies. read more

How to publish in Nature Research Journals? - Christine Weber...

10. May 2017

Overview of the editorial processes at the Journal, how manuscripts are taken from submission to publication, tips and tricks on how to prepare your paper and insights into life as an editor and careers in scientific publishingread more

Young researcher summer school on "Impact of anthropization on...

08. May 2017

Present and discuss contemporary topics and new methodologies on microbial ecology in anthropized soils. The summer school will be held in english and is intended for PhD students, Post-docs, and scientists interested in microbial ecology of contaminated soils.read more

European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease...

08. May 2017

Improve prevention and treatment options for people, who are at risk or suffer from chronic diseases! Learn to develop meaningful solutions! euVENTION allows you both! euVENTION is a two-week program, which uniquely covers all the necessary steps and tools to create your own startup.read more

NextGen@Helmholtz 2017 in Kiel - register now

27. April 2017

Explore the Helmholtz feeling! - Be part of the second German-wide conference of Helmholtz doctoral researchers!read more

ScieCon Munich 2017

13. April 2017

The Biotechnological Student Initiative btS e.V. would like to kindly invite you to CAREERS FAIR ScieCon Munich 2017 on the 20th of April 2017, 10 am to 5 pm, in the lecture hall foyer of the Klinikum Großhadern, Marchioninistraße 15, 81377 Münchenread more

HELENA Info Session with Beer and Pretzels

11. April 2017

Dear Graduate Students,We have a winner for the HELENA Easter Egg Hunt. The winner will be announced on 26th April at our “HELENA - Info Session”. Since we have several new processes in HELENA, we recommend every student to participate at this Info Session or at least one doctoral student per Institute/Research Unit. You will also have the opportunity to get an overview about the new highlights...read more

Easter Egg Hunt and HELENA - Info Session

07. April 2017

Dear Graduate Students,We’re excited to announce that our new HELENA website is now launched. Check out the HELENA website and look out for some Easter Eggs. We have hidden 11 eggs with alphabets. The first graduate student who will send the two words (screenshots of all the 11 easter eggs) we are looking for to the Graduate Student Office wins a Mathäser cinema voucher. The winner of the...read more

Molecular patterns of complex diseases

06. April 2017

The Helmholtz Zentrum München has published results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date. An international team of scientists reports 539 associations between protein levels and genetic variants in ‘Nature Communications’. These associations overlap with risk genes for 42 complex diseases.read more

How Fibrosis Drugs Work

collagen fibrils 20. March 2017

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research, have discovered a new mechanism of action of two drugs used in the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The paper was published in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology’.read more

Cigarette smoke curbs lung's self-healing

02. March 2017

Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and their international colleagues have reported this in the ‘American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine’.read more

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development

21. February 2017

Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and their partners at ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic stem cells in advance. In ‘Nature Methods’ they describe how their software predicts...read more

2016 Graduate Students Award for Ilona Kammerl, CPC

10. January 2017

In honour of her scientific achievements, Dr. Ilona Kammerl, scientist at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC), Helmholtz Zentrum München, received one of the three Graduate Students Awards.read more

Noemi Castelletti from ISS receives travel and poster award

27. December 2016

Noemi Castelletti, graduate student in the work group “Integrative modelling” (Institute of Radiation Protection, ISS), received a travel award for one of the 8 best abstracts and an honorable mention for the best poster at the “2016 Conference on Radiation and Health & Radiation Research Society”. The conference was held in Big Island, Hawaii (USA) on 15-20 October 2016. Castelletti is member of...read more

Travel grant for Verena Prade, PGSB

27. December 2016

Verena Prade, graduate student in the Plant Genome and Systems Biology (PGSB) Research Unit, has received a travel grant for the International Plant and Animal Genome Conference. With over 3,000 attendees, 150 workshops, 1,100 posters and 1,800 abstracts, it is the largest and most important genome-oriented biology conference in the plant sector. She will travel to San Diego, California in...read more

Graduate Students Award 2016: Matthias Arnold

22. December 2016

In honour of his scientific achievements, Dr. Matthias Arnold, scientist at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (IBIS), Helmholtz Zentrum München, has received one of the three Graduate Students Awards.read more

Graduate Students Award 2016: Michael Laxy

08. December 2016

In honour of his scientific achievements, Dr. Michael Laxy, scientist at the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management (IGM), Helmholtz Zentrum München, received one of the three Graduate Students Awards. His analyses showed that disease management programmes for type 2 diabetes are associated with a high quality of care. At the same time, a high quality of care and good patient...read more

Award for Feiran Chen

05. December 2016

At the 13th International Conference on Phytotechnologies, that took place from 26 to 28 September 2016 (Hangzhou City, Zhejiang, China) a total of 3 lectures of young scientists were awarded, among them Feiran Chen. Her contribution "Uptake and Metabolism of the Sunscreen Agent oxybenzone in Cyperus alternifolius" authored by Feiran Chen, Christian Huber and Peter Schröder, was...read more

Stephan Herzig new HELENA spokesperson

01. December 2016

Prof. Dr. Stephan Herzig has taken over his duties as the new spokesperson for the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) on 1 November 2016. He joins the ranks of previous spokespersons Prof. Dr. Hans-Werner Mewes and Prof. Dr. Oliver Eickelberg. read more

Vanessa Welk honored with Best Poster Award

30. November 2016

Vanessa Welk, Member of the CPC Research School and graduate student in the research group “Proteasome Function in Chronic Lung Disease” (Meiners lab) at the iLBD/CPC, was honored with a best poster award for her abstract “Proteasome activator 200 (PA200) is dysregulated in fibrotic tissue remodeling” at the 3rd Proteostasis Action Meeting in Lisbon. The conference took place on November, 2-5,...read more

HELENA Graduate Students’ Day 2016

15. November 2016

On November 03, 2016, graduate students of Helmholtz Zentrum München met for the 9th HELENA Graduate Students’ Day. In addition to the annual graduate student prize, the day’s agenda included the election of new Graduate Student Representatives and a career lecture. In his welcome address, PD Dr. Christian Langebartels, research director at Helmholtz Zentrum München and outgoing director of the...read more

Molecular Life of Stem Cells 2016 Conference of RNA Club Munich

15. November 2016

September 29 – October 1, 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia“I think the golden or even platinum age of both basic and applied research has begun. This is mainly due to plethora of recent transformative discoveries and technologies. These include advances in DNA sequencing, electron microscopy, gene-editing (correcting of genetic mutations) and the ability to convert regular cells to stem cells that...read more

Diabetes Type 1: How Does Friendly Fire Happen in the Pancreas?

25. October 2016

In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Diabetes Research, and their colleagues at Technical University of Munich have now reported in the journal ‘PNAS’ about a mechanism used by the immune system to prepare for this attack. They were able to inhibit this process through targeted intervention...read more

Invitation to the 9th Graduate Students’ Day on November 3, 2016

11. October 2016

Dear Graduate Students,Every autumn, we want to take the time to look back and celebrate another successful year of HELENA and its graduate students. In this year we are pleased to have Prof. Dr. Matthias von Herrath as speaker for the annual career talk. In his talk he will give you insights into his personal career and career decisions and will compare career options in industry and...read more

EBV-derived microRNAs silence immune alarm signals

06. October 2016

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevents infected cells from being attacked by the immune system. The virus drives production of small molecules, so-called microRNAs, that suppress alarm signals sent out by the infected cell. Scientists including HELENA graduate students have elucidated this previously unknown mechanism.The EBV virus, first described by the English virologists Michael Epstein and...read more

Helmholtz Juniors Midterm Meeting

07. September 2016

On 13th and 14th of July the Helmholtz Juniors (HeJus) held their Midterm Meeting at the Headquarters of the Helmholtz Association in Berlin. The Helmholtz Juniors consist of two doctoral student representatives of all 18 Helmholtz Centers in the association. Since their foundation in 2005 they provide opportunities for networking and exchange between doctoral students at the different Helmholtz...read more

Microbiome Retreat

07. September 2016

The three groups of EGEN, working on the plant, the soil and the human microbiome gathered for a retreat at the Bildungshaus in Scheyern from the 22nd to the 23rd of June. The aim was to allow room for sharing knowledge and experience within the groups, but also to broaden the horizon by inviting scientists from other facilities.read more

Deadline Extended until Sept 11: The Graduate Students’ Award...

01. August 2016

The Graduate Students’ Award has been launched in recognition of graduate students’ outstanding scientific achievements and exceptional commitment in Environmental Health, at or in collaboration with Helmholtz Zentrum München. The Graduate Students’ Award is being organized by the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) together with the Association of the Friends and...read more

New Representatives of the DINI Welcome Team

27. June 2016

The doctoral students’ initiative at Helmholtz Zentrum München (DINI) together with the support of the Graduate Students Office is happy to announce Tamara Durovic (ISF) and Dennis Rußkamp (IAF) as new representatives of the DINI Welcome Team. read more

March 12-16: 16th Spring School Bioinformatics Bertinoro, Italy

01. March 2016

The 16th edition of the Spring School of Bioinformatics will be held from March 12 until March 16, 2016. It is organized by the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology of the Helmholtz Zentrum München (IBIS). The course is part of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) but open to other graduate students and post-graduates.read more

University of Cambridge by Michael Laxy, IGM

15. December 2015

A key element of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is to promote the international network of graduate students. In internationally renowned research institutes doctoral students can work with and learn from leading senior scientists in their field of research. Michael Laxy, graduate student at the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, took this...read more

Down-Under by Bastian Knorr, IGÖ

24. September 2015

In my graduate student project I investigate the influence of immobile water regions on the fate of contaminants in groundwater. It is supervised by Prof. Maloszewski, head of the Hydrological Modelling group, and co-supervised by Dr. Stumpp, head of the Hydrogeology group, at the Institute of Groundwater Ecology. The outcomes of some of my laboratory column experiments were not what we...read more

Theresa Rock at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

27. July 2015

I am a graduate student in the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC) headed by Prof. Schmitt-Kopplin. One focus of the BGC is the isolation and characterization of new bioactive compounds from natural chemical libraries with particular emphasis on new antiviral compounds against HIV in collaboration with Prof. Brack-Werner at the Institute of Virology (VIRO). To achieve this aim, we...read more

Larissa Knüppel at Portland Shriners Research Center

25. June 2015

My graduate student project is based on the function of FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs), protein folding catalysts with chaperone and peptidyl prolyl isomerase function, in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Several months after I started my graduate student project, we established a collaboration with the Bächinger Lab at the Portland Shriners Research Center in Oregon - a lab, which is very...read more

Sabine Dvorski at IUPUI, USA

27. May 2015

My research is focused on the characterization of sulfur organic molecules (CHOS) in freshwater dissolved organic matter (DOM). During the first two years of doctorate I mainly analyzed DOM of various ecosystems with characteristic abiotic and biotic sulfur chemistry by means of ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry (FTICR/MS). To get a better insight into the formation of CHOS compounds, we...read more

Susanne Vogt at University of Auckland, New Zealand

08. April 2015

My graduate project focuses on the interplay of vitamin D and body composition in middle aged and older adults. Although vitamin D and obesity are undoubtedly related, the underlying biological mechanisms as well as the cause-effect-direction of this relationship are still undetermined. The main part of my doctoral thesis is based on data from the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of...read more

Simone Rankl at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

18. March 2015

My doctoral thesis project aims to investigate early plant responses to N-Acyl-homoserine-lactones (AHLs), a class of bacteria-derived quorum sensing (QS) molecules and will attempt to decipher the first signaling responses of barley seedlings to QS molecules. In the summer of 2013, Professor Poschenrieder from the University of Barcelona (UAB) was invited to give a talk at our institute (AMP)....read more

Michael Discher at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità

19. February 2015

In my graduate thesis project I'm working on methods for retrospective dosimetry in the field of radiation protection. If there were to be a radiation incident, it might result in the exposure of people. In general, the population does not wear dedicated personal dosimeters, and other methods have to be used to perform dose estimations. One possibility is to use personal items of daily life as...read more

Michaela Huber at the University of Toronto

15. January 2015

As a part of my doctoral thesis, I am using stable RNA interference in breast cancer cells. We are interested in the effects of specifically knocked down target proteins on the intracellular signaling cascade. For that, I wanted to perform comparative proteome analysis of untreated and depleted cells with mass spectrometry. A member of my thesis committee Prof. Dr. Schmitt, closely cooperates...read more

Michaela Helmbrecht visited Cambridge

19. July 2014

A key element of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is to promote the international network of graduate students. In other labs graduate students can learn new techniques essential for their doctoral work, gain new insights into research areas and exchange ideas with international colleagues. Michaela Helmbrecht, graduate student in the working group Neuronal Circuits in...read more