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13-02-2017

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]


08-12-2016

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]


26-10-2016

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]


28-04-2016

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...[more]


18-03-2016

Brian Luke receives Walther Flemming Award

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


12-01-2016

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]


18-11-2015

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,...[more]


18-11-2015

Master switch for brain development

Researchers show how a...[more]


12-06-2015

Vijay Tiwari receives Wilhelm Sander-Stiftung Award 2015

The award is part of the foundation’s 40th anniversary celebrations


12-06-2015

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]


01-04-2015

Vassilis Roukos joins IMB as a new group leader

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


01-04-2015

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]


23-03-2015

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 [more]


27-02-2015

2014 Annual Report now available online

Find out more about our research and achievements at IMB in 2014 [more]


26-02-2015

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...[more]