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2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers includes four members of CEF:



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High quality photoswitchable regulatory RNA tool developed

December 2018. New riboswitch aptamer with selective and isomer-specific binding to a novel photoswitchable ligand suitable for biological applications


New insights into the dynamics of riboswitch activation

December 2018. Structure-guided fluorescence labelling reveals a two-step binding mechanism of neomycin to its RNA aptamer


DFG approves CRC 1361 on DNA repair and genome stability

December 2018. Scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University, IMB, TU Darmstadt, LMU and Goethe University have joined forces to establish a new research hub in this biomedically highly relevant field


Four CEF members are among the most highly cited researchers worldwide

November 2018. Ivan Dikic, Stefanie Dimmeler, Stefan Knapp and Ernst Stelzer belong to the top 1% scientists cited


DFG extends funding for CLiC

November 2018. The research training group "Complex Scenarios of Light-Control" has successfully applied for a second funding period


New insights into the catalytic mechanism of an ABC membrane transporter

November 2018. Advanced spectroscopic approaches reveal unexplored nucleotide binding modes for the ABC exporter MsbA


Erin Schuman has been awarded the Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award

November 2018. The Society for Neuroscience recognizes Erin Schuman for her outstanding achievements in neuroscience and for promoting the professional advancement of women


Regulation of food-related behaviour by dopamine and neuropeptides may have been conserved during evolution

November 2018. Food sensation modulates locomotion by dopamine and neuropeptide signaling in a distributed neuronal network


Understanding quality control in the cellular immune system

October 2018. The biochemist Robert Tampé will receive € 1.5 million for a Koselleck project with the German Research Foundation starting in 2019


Expanding the optogenetics toolkit

October 2018. Topological inversion of rhodopsins yields new variants with unique properties


Live-cell labeling of endogenous proteins with high precision by transduced nanobodies

October 2018. High-throughput strategy to simultaneously target multiple endogenous proteins in living cells with nanometer resolution


Ivan Dikic appointed as Max Planck Fellow

October 2018. The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics has announced that Ivan Dikic has been appointed a Fellow of the Max Planck Society for a 5-year-term. This includes supervision of a small working group at the Frankfurt-based...


Cardiovascular Researchers in Frankfurt and Giessen are delighted about their success in the Excellence Strategy

September 2018. Joint project between Justus-Liebig-University, Goethe University and Max-Planck-Institute clears the last hurdle


Forschen an neuen Therapieformen zur Behandlung von Tumorerkrankungen

September 2018. Minister stellt das Frankfurt Cancer Institute vor, das am Campus Niederrad entstehen wird


A new piece in the puzzle of neuronal locomotion control

September 2018. Functionally asymmetric motor neurons contribute to the coordination of C. elegans movement


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