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Hunger Art: A Disease between Rapture and Abyss

Is the fit and trim body the measure of all things in times of self-optimization and social control? How strong is the media influence on our ideal body image? When do our eating habits become pathological? These and other questions will be addressed by a symposium entitled “Hunger Art: A Disease between Rapture and Abyss.” Organized by the Schering Stiftung and the Leibniz Association, it will be held at the Berlin office of the Leibniz Association on December 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The symposium looks at hunger from the perspectives of neurobiology, medicine, psychology, culture, and the arts.

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Symposium

Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Leibniz Assocation | Chausseestrasse 111 | 10115 Berlin

In German (conversation with the artist Daria Martin in English)

Free and open to the public | Registration is required by December 1 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The film “A Hunger Artist” by Daria Martin will be presented as part of the symposium at the Leibniz Association.

Furthermore it is possible to visit the exhibition by Daria Martin at the Schering Stiftung (Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin).

Opening hours: September 14 – December 10, 2017 | Thu–Mon, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Free admission.

Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Credit: Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017,
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Ernst Schering Prize 2017

The Ernst Schering Foundation honors the biochemist Elly Tanaka for her outstanding research in the field of regeneration biology with the Ernst Schering Prize 2017.

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.

Award Ceremony

September 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Leibnizsaal at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Markgrafenstr. 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

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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-Tegel (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.

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Friedmund Neumann Prize 2017

The Ernst Schering Foundation awards the Friedmund Neumann Prize 2017 to the junior scientist Ivana Nikić-Spiegel for her outstanding work on neuroinflammation.

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.

Award Ceremony

September 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Leibnizsaal at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Markgrafenstr. 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

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pdf CV of Ivana Nikić-Spiegel

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 Ivana Nikić-Spiegel

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

Ivana Nikic-Spiegel

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Image 1 and 2 show a spinal cord section from a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Immune cells (magenta) accumulate in inflammatory lesions and damage axons (green).

   

Daria Martin: A Hunger Artist

Exhibition opening:
September 13, 2017, 6–9 p.m.

Exhibition dates: September 14 - December 10, 2017
Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.
Free admission.

Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin

A Hunger Artist is the most ambitious work to date by London-based artist Daria Martin bringing together some themes previously explored in her work such as voyeurism, power relations, the surreal, the artist’s myth, and bodily transformations.

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Daria Martin, A Hunger Artist, still, HD film, 16 minutes, 2017, © Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

© Daria Martin, courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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Understanding Stem Cells: Students Slip Into the Role of Scientists

It is available online for free, and it offers extensive knowledge as well as focused and deep insights into current areas of stem cell research: With the aid of freshly developed teaching materials entitled “Understanding Stem Cells: A conference for the classroom,” the German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) and the Ernst Schering Foundation offer biology teachers a tool to bridge the gap between biology classes and stem cell research. Didactically designed as a scientific conference and consisting of fully fleshed-out teaching units for one double period each, the lavishly designed materials can be downloaded free of charge as of May 10.

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Stammzellen verstehen

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