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    Dieter Beule receives Professorship in Translational Bioinformatics

    Dr. Dieter Beule has been appointed to a lifetime W2 Professorship in Translational Bioinformatics at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). His aim is to make complex molecular data from technologies and techniques like genome sequencing, single-cell analysis and proteome quantification usable for clinical practice. The 55-year-old…

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    Young adults at highest risk of weight gain

    Young adults aged 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity prevention policies should target this group, according to a new study led by researchers at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité –Universitätsmedizin Berlin…

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    Kathrin de la Rosa is designing new antibodies and vaccines

    Dr. Kathrin de la Rosa has been awarded the Johanna Quandt Professorship for Translational Immune Mechanisms at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). De la Rosa is a trained biologist interested in the immune system in general and antibodies, B cells and vaccines in particular. One of her lab’s projects is focused on modifying B cells to…

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    Sarah Hedtrich is building organ models from human cells to study skin and lung diseases

    Professor Sarah Hedtrich has been awarded the Johanna Quandt Professorship for Translational Human Organ Models at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH). Hedtrich, who holds a PhD in pharmacology, is particularly interested in rare hereditary and inflammatory diseases of the skin and lung. To investigate these diseases and develop new…

  • Press release Corona

    Strong antiviral immunity in the upper airways protects children from severe COVID-19

    Children can also be infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, but have a substantially lower risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease compared to adults. A team of scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, University of Leipzig Medical Center, and the German Cancer Research…

  • Press release Equal Opportunity

    Seniors sought for Wikipedia writing workshop

    The project Hauptstadt der Wissenschaftlerinnen, or Capital of Women in Science – backed by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and the Berlin Senate Chancellery – wants to raise the visibility of Berlin’s female scientists through Wikipedia articles. Three workshops will give interested members of the public an opportunity to learn…

  • Press release Neurology

    European recognition for digital brain research

    EBRAINS is a digital research infrastructure, created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, that aims to digitally explore and decode the human brain. Now, after a highly competitive selection process, EBRAINS has been included in the 2021 Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), laying the foundation for…

  • Press release Genetics/Genomics

    Janine Altmüller is new head of the Genomic Platform

    Dr. Janine Altmüller’s goal is to raise the profile of genomics research in Berlin. Since July 1 she has headed the BIH and MDC’s joint Genomics Platform, providing support to Berlin researchers and honing new methods and technologies. Unlike genetics, which is the study of single genes, genomics studies the entire genome.

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