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Brian Luke awarded a Heisenberg Professorship

Brian Luke has been awarded a prestigious Heisenberg Professorship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). Brian Luke is now jointly appointed as Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University... [more]


RNA modification important for brain function

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz have shown that a new way of regulating genes is vital for the activity of the nervous system. They found that this form of... [more]


Peter Baumann awarded Humboldt professorship

Peter Baumann has been awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt professorship, which will be realised through a joint appointment at Mainz University’s Faculty of Biology and as an Adjunct Director at IMB. Prof. Baumann is... [more]


Christof Niehrs member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Christof Niehrs, IMB's Founding Director, has been elected to the Academy as a Foreign Honorary Member. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences—one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies in... [more]


Brian Luke receives Walther Flemming Award

The award is given to outstanding young researchers for scientific merit in cell biology [more]


Neils help removing epigenetic marks

Scientists at IMB in Mainz have identified a missing piece of the puzzle in understanding how epigenetic marks are removed from DNA. The research on DNA demethylation sheds new light on a fundamental process that is important in... [more]


Master switch for brain development

Scientists at IMB have unravelled a complex regulatory mechanism that explains how a single gene can drive the formation of brain cells. The research, published in The EMBO Journal, is an important step towards a better... [more]


Vijay Tiwari receives Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung Award 2015

IMB Group Leader Dr Vijay Tiwari is awarded the “Förderpreis der Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung” in celebration of the foundation’s 40th anniversary. The prize recognises the contribution of promising young biomedical researchers in... [more]


Dr Vassilis Roukos joins IMB to study cellular mechanisms maintaining genome integrity

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, is delighted to welcome Dr Vassilis Roukos as a new Group Leader. Dr Roukos has recently developed novel high-throughput imaging tools, which he will use at IMB to... [more]


Breakthroughs in Epigenetics Workshop

The very successful Breakthoughs in Epigenetics Workshop was held at IMB on 19 – 20 March. This workshop was organised by Vijay Tiwari in conjunction with the EpiGeneSys initiative. It brought together a number of leading experts... [more]


Seeing is believing – Microscopy workshop

The Seeing is believing – Microscopy workshop, co-organised by IMB's Prof Christoph Cremer and Carsten Sönnichsen from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, was held at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on 24 Feb. The workshop... [more]


René Ketting receives MicroRNAs Innovator Award

René Ketting, one of IMB’s Directors, has received a MicroRNAs Innovator Award, in recognition of his pioneering work on small RNAs. The award was presented at the MicroRNAs & NonCoding RNAs Europe 2014 Meeting in Cambridge,... [more]


EMBO Young Investigator joins IMB to study telomere biology

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz, Germany, welcomes Dr Brian Luke as a new Group Leader. His work will focus on understanding the biology of telomeres, which play a critical role in cellular senescence and the... [more]


New Group Leader sheds light on circadian clock proteins

Eva Wolf has been jointly appointed as Professor at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Adjunct Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). Prof. Wolf studies how day/night cycles affect gene regulation, a... [more]


IMB’s René Ketting elected to EMBO membership

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has added 106 outstanding life sciences researchers to its membership, including René Ketting, a Scientific Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). Ketting’s... [more]