Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum

 

Imaging Regeneration of Limbs and Neuronal Damage

05.09.2017, Berlin | On September 25, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Ernst Schering Foundation awards the Ernst Schering Prize for international excellence and the Friedmund Neumann Prize to young scientists working in medical, biological or chemical basic research. The 50,000-euro Ernst Schering Prize is awarded to biochemist Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka for her pioneering research in the field of regeneration biology. The 10,000-euro Friedmund Neumann Prize goes to Dr. Ivana Nikić-Spiegel for her outstanding work on inflammatory neuronal diseases. Please register until September 17 at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

On September 26, at 4 p.m., the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies will host a public lecture by Professor Tanaka on “Deciphering molecules and cells for limb and spinal cord regeneration.”

Elly Tanaka

 

Ivana Nikic-Spiegel

 

About Prof. Tanakas research

Prof. Dr. Elly Tanaka is a senior scientist at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria, and the leading specialist in the field of regeneration biology. With the aid of innovative molecular biological and microscopic techniques, she was able to identify the stem cells that induce the regeneration of limbs and spinal cord in salamanders. Combining regeneration and stem cell research, her work delivers long-sought answers regarding the molecular and cellular fundamentals of regeneration.

About Dr. Nikić-Spiegels research

Ivana Nikić-Spiegel is group leader at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience of the University of Tübingen. In her research, she combines two state-of-the-art technologies in a promising way. Already in her doctoral work at the University of Munich (LMU), the molecular biologist was able to describe a new form of neuronal damage (the so-called focal axonal degeneration), which is caused by immune cell attacks. But what happens at the molecular level during this neuronal damage? As a post-doc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Ivana Nikić-Spiegel developed a new method for protein labeling. Combining this with the use of super-resolution microscopy, she is now able to image the function of proteins at nanometer resolution and to use this technique for her investigations into neuroinflammation.

All dates & venues

Award Ceremony
September 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Leibnizsaal at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and HumanitiesMarkgrafenstr. 38 | 10117 Berlin

Registration is possible until September 17 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

pdf Inivitation card for download

The award ceremony features a musical performance by the STEGREIF.orchester. It is the only improvised symphony orchestra worldwide, consisting of 24 young musicians who want to revolutionize classical music. Breaking away from strict conventions, they use neither sheet music nor a conductor. The resulting freedom facilitates spontaneity, improvisation, and movement. Each production is based on a classical symphony which is combined with different musical styles such as jazz, folk or techno. The STEGREIF.orchester thus creates a completely new sound experience, which is supported by an expressive choreography. www.stegreif-orchester.de

 

Lectures by Elly Tanaka

September 26, 2017
Lecture to high school students: How do animals regenerate their body parts?
Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg, Berlin (not open to the public)

September 26, 2017, 4 p.m.
Public scientific lecture: Deciphering molecules and cells for limb and spinal cord regeneration
Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies
Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum | Föhrer Str. 15 | 13353 Berlin

The lecture is aimed at scientists and students and will be in English. | Registration is not required.

pdf Invitation card for download

 

Lecture by Ivana Nikić-Spiegel

September 26, 2017
Lecture to high school students:
Using microscopy to understand neurological diseases
Lise Meitner School in Berlin (not open to the public)

For further information please contact:

Andrea Bölling
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030-20622936

 

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