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IMB welcomes Humboldt Professor

Prof. Peter Baumann joins IMB as an Adjunct Director. Click here for more. [more]


Prof. Helle Ulrich has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Prof. Helle Ulrich from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has been awarded a Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This grant will go towards exploring the... [more]


Shedding light on the dark proteome with IMB’s newest Adjunct Director

In a joint appointment with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the Institute of Molecular Biology, Mainz (IMB) is excited to announce the recruitment of Edward Lemke from EMBL, Heidelberg as an Adjunct Director. Professor... [more]


Protein Quality control under the microscope as Anton Khmelinskii joins IMB

In a new appointment, IMB is delighted to welcome Dr Anton Khmelinskii to the institute as a Junior Group Leader. Anton, who joins IMB from the center for molecular biology (ZMBH) in Heidelberg, studies the way living... [more]


Breakthrough in understanding the origin of the ageing process

Scientists at IMB have made a breakthrough in the understanding of the origin of the ageing process. Their new paper recently published in Genes & Development identified that genes belonging to a process called autophagy –... [more]


New insight into how telomeres protect cells from premature senescence

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes. They discovered that an... [more]


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]