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June 12, 2024

Three million euros for European research initiative to develop new technology to regenerate the brain

Stefan Stricker is part of a new European initiative to develop new technology for brain regeneration. (Photo: J. Greune/LMU)

June 07, 2024

Frontotemporal dementia: therapeutic approach for gene therapy

Christian Haass and team develop a new therapeutic approach for the severe condition that uses modified viruses to replace a missing protein in the brain.

June 03, 2024

The evolution of incompatibilities

Axel Imhof is the spokesperson for the new Research Focus "The Evolution of Incompatibilities. Molecular Mechanisms of Speciation" at LMU Centre for Advanced Studies.

May 23, 2024

Unraveling the Heartbeat

Konstantin Hennis and Christian Wahl-Schott review the latest findings on the automaticity of the sinus node and the role of pacemaker channels.

May 21, 2024

1st BMC Diversity Initiative Symposium

The BMC working group diversity and inclusion invites all interested to the symposium "Diversity, Identity & Fate at Biomedical Frontiers" on September 25. We want to discuss how diversity in research and talent promotes excellence in science. Registration is open.

May 14, 2024

Eosinophil recruitment is a pathological hallmark of many allergic and helminthic diseases

Roland Immler, Markus Sperandio and colleagues provide evidence that sialylation of CCR3 by the sialyltranferase ST3Gal-IV is crucial for CCL11-binding to CCR3. (Photo: Immler/Sperandio)

May 13, 2024

BMC receives Green Lab certification

Five divisions and institutes at the BMC have successfully completed the certification process of the international "My Green Lab" program. Overall, the second-highest certification level "Platinum" was achieved.

May 6, 2024

Neutrophil 2024

Register now for the international symposium "The Neutrophil" taking place from September 17 -19, 2024 at the Biomedical Center!

Abstract Deadline (June 1, 2024) is approaching rapidly!

April 24, 2024

New EU research alliance with BMC participation

Anne Krug and Maria Colomé-Tatché are part of the new EU-funded Yellow4FLAVI project, which is investigating the mode of action of the yellow fever vaccine.

March 27, 2024

ALS: Missing neuromodulator triggers hyperexcitability in the cerebral cortex

A new study led by Sabine Liebscher together with French research teams unravels a key role of the neuromodulator noradrenaline in pathological neuronal activity patterns in cortex of ALS patients.

March 27, 2024

Great response to the Open Day at the Biomedical Center

On March 16th, over 2000 visitors took the opportunity to experience research at the BMC up close at the Open Day. (Photo: Enkhard Richter)

March 04, 2024

Trailblazer Lecture with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

On February 26th the BMC welcomed Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz to give a Trailblazer Lecture. The small lecture hall was filled to capacity for her talk "Imaging subcellular organelle structure, dynamics, and interactions". (Photo: B. Nitz)

26 February, 2024

Research funding for chronobiologist Maria Robles

Maria Robles and an international collaboration partner receive "Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Award" from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for a research project in neurobiology. (Bild: J. Greune)

February 23, 2024

Autoimmune diseases: Possible trigger discovered

Ludger Klein and a Munich based research team have deciphered how B cells in the thymus actively contribute to building immune tolerance. (Photo: Nature 2024)

February 12, 2024

International symposium on advances in immunobiology

The CRC 1054 Cell Fate Decisions co-sponsored the international symposium “Harald von Boehmer Midwinter Conference (MWC) - Advances in Immunobiology” from 20-24 January with over 200 participants and 25 speakers.

February 7, 2024

BMC donation to the "Ambulantes Kinderhospiz München"

The BMC uses the proceeds from its Christmas market to support children with life-threatening illnesses. (Photo: Daniela Diefenbacher)

February 06, 2024

Teacher training for up-to-date teaching

As part of a teacher training course, Stephan Kröger gives committed teachers an insight into his current research. (Photo: Daniela Diefenbacher)

January 30, 2024

Magdalena Götz receives the Science Award 2023

The Hector Foundation II honors Magdalena Götz with the Science Award 2023 for her outstanding research on stem cells and neurobiology. (Photo: Marco Schilling)

January 26, 2024

Welcoming our Code of Conduct

At the BMC, we prioritize collaboration, people development, and scientific integrity. We have incorporated these values into our Code of Conduct and are excited to share with you our policies on gender equality, diversity, and scientific integrity.

January 25, 2024

Neuronal Regeneration: New strategies for direct reprogramming

A team led by Giacomo Masserdotti and Magdalena Götz has taken a further step towards direct neuronal reprogramming. (Photo: AG Götz)

January 19, 2024

Bioinformatics Day 2024

An informal symposium for junior scientists interested to find out how bioinformatics is being applied to biological and clinical questions in the Munich area.

December 19, 2023

Funding application successful: New DFG research unit with BMC participation

Antje Grosche is part of the new DFG research unit that is developing innovative approaches for the treatment of retinal diseases. (Photo: J. Greune)

December 18, 2023

Martin Kerschensteiner honored for multiple sclerosis research

Sobek Foundation awards Europe's most highly endowed prize in MS research to Professor Martin Kerschensteiner and Professor Thomas Korn. (Photo: AMSEL e.V. / Frank Eppler)

December 18, 2023

It's Christmas time at the BMC

Mulled wine, punch and waffles: The BMC community enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the X-mas market on December 13th. The highlight of the evening was the performance by St. Nicholas and Santa Claus as a duo.

 December 8, 2023

New Source of Stem Cells in Injury-Affected Brains of Patients

Magdalena Götz und her team have discovered that, in the case of brain injuries, specific cells in the brain become active in disease situations, exhibiting properties of neural stem cells.(Photo: Helmholtz Munich |©Swetlana Sirko)


November 30, 2023

Unveiling the Intricate Dance of Cells: New Findings on Nuclear Repositioning

Prof Jörg Renkawitz, Janina Kroll and their team were able to demonstrate how fast migrating cells employ nuclear repositioning to flexibly navigate in microenvironments. (Photo: © J.Renkawitz)

November 28, 2023

Experience research - Münchner Bildungswerk visits the BMC

As part of the new study series "München - Stadt.Leben.Studieren." by the Münchner Bildungswerk, the senior citizens' academy visited the BMC. (Photo: Münchner Bildungswerk)

November 22, 2023

Lena Burbulla receives award for Parkinson's research

Lena Burbulla was awarded the 2023 Parkinson's Prize of the Dingebauer Foundation for her research into the molecular basis of Parkinson's disease and innovative therapeutic approaches. (Photo: DGN/Jana Pieper)

November 16, 2023

EPAA Refinement Award 2023

Dana Matzek receives the EPAA Refinement Award 2023 for her work on group housing of rabbits.

October 31, 2023

Immune system: mechanisms of alarmin release

Monika Prünster, Markus Sperandio and team have demonstrated that important pro-inflammatory mediators are released into the blood very early in the immune response.

October 19, 2023

New podcasts: Research on dementia and multiple sclerosis explained in an easy-to-understand way

The SyNergy Cluster of Excellence is launching a new podcast series on dementia, multiple sclerosis and neuronal stemm cells, with the goal of making the science in this area accessible to the general public. (Photo: SyNergy)

October 17, 2023

Climate conference at the BMC

The Local Conference of Youth LCOY took place at the BMC on October 6th-8th, 2023. About 1,100 participants discussed and exchanged ideas with representatives from politics, science, and economy. (Photo: LCOY)

October 16, 2023

Trailblazer Lecture with Xiaowei Zhuang

There was a great turnout for the fourth BMC Trailblazer Lecture on Oct. 13, 2023. Researchers from all over Munich came to listen to Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University) talk about "Spatially resolved single-cell genomics and cell atlas of the brain."

October 12 2023

Successful door-opening day at the BMC

As part of the national "Sendung mit der Maus" WDR Door Opener Day, the Biomedical Center (BMC) opened its doors to a group of curious children ages 6 to 10 on October 3rd, 2023.

September 28, 2023

Collaboration to develop vaccine against Helicobacter pylori

Core Facility Animal Models announces new collaboration with drug discovery start-up Iguana Biotechnology GmbH  to test innovative vaccine candidate against Helicobacter pylori. (Photo: J. Greune)

September 22, 2023

Key regulators involved in genesis of multiple sclerosis lesions identified

A team led by Martin Kerschensteiner and Naoto Kawakami uses CRISPR screening to provide a molecular explanation for T-cell infiltration into the central nervous system in MS.

September 19, 2023

Sometimes beneficial, sometimes damaging: double role of chameau

A team led by Axel Imhof has discovered why an enzyme is important for the survival of fruit flies, even though it can shorten their lives under certain conditions. (Photo: J. Greune)

September 18, 2023

Biotech & Pharma Career Day 2023

Join us for our career orientation event on October 12th.

September 5, 2023

Rodrigo Villaseñor is awarded ERC Starting Grant

Rodrigo Villaseñor has received one of the most prestigious research grants in Europe for his research on novel biomarkers for the early detection of cancer. (Photo: J. Greune)

September 1, 2023

Postdoc Appreciation Week Germany

Organized by the Munich Postdoc Initiative and partners, the Postdoc Appreciation Week from 18-22 Sept offers a diverse event program. Register now!

August 16, 2023

Active together to save the climate

With over 10,000 bike kilometers, the BMC team set a strong and visible example for climate-friendly and healthy mobility in this year's City Cycling campaign. (Photo: B. Nitz)

August 14, 2023

Research Spotlight: Protecting nerve cells from damage in MS: The role of mitochondria

New publication in Nature Metabolism by the Kerschensteiner and Misgeld teams.

August 1, 2023

Charlotte Blessing receives doctoral award

Dr. Charlotte Blessing, former PhD student in the group of Prof. Andreas Ladurner, has been awarded the Dr. Hildegard and Heinrich Fuchs Prize for her dissertation.

July 27, 2023

Chromatin Day at the BMC

About 160 researchers in the area of Chromatin and Epigenetics met on July 27 at the BMC for the 14th "Chromatin Day".

July 27, 2023

Gods of the pipette: BMC boat gives its all

Teams from the two Munich universities competed in the dragon boat race on the Olympic Lake on July 21 - and it wasn't just about speed.

July 26, 2023

International Summer Potluck at the BMC

Colorful and loud and delicious: The BMC celebrated its international and cultural diversity on July 13 with an after-work “Multiculti Potluck” in the inner courtyard.

July 24, 2023

Multiple sclerosis: fateful immune cell activation in gut made visible

Naoto Kawakami and team have shown that auto-aggressive T cells are activated in a specific area of the intestinal canal – and that activation is microbiome-dependent.

July 4, 2023

Ataxia: Circuit deficits in the cerebellum trigger cell death

In their new study, Sabine Liebscher, Smita Saxena and their teams identify deficits in circuits of the cerebellum as important trigger of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1.

May 15, 2023

Multiple Sclerosis: The cellular basis of myelin repair

A team of LMU and TUM researchers led by Martin Kerschensteiner investigates which cells can repair myelin sheaths in the inflamed brain. (Photo: J. Greune)

May 4, 2023

Alzheimer’s: modulation of cell membrane influences formation of amyloid-β

Adding long-chain fatty acids can thicken cell membranes and alter the activity of a key enzyme, as Edgar Dawkins, Harald Steiner and team have demonstrated in cell cultures. (Photo: J. Greune)

April 13, 2023

T cells: vesicles strengthen immune response

Thomas Brocker, Jan Kranich and team show in a mouse model that extracellular vesicles boost T cells. (Picture: Rausch et al, PNAS 2023)

April 5, 2023

DNA packaging: the useful obstacle

Erika Chacin, Christoph Kurat and team show: Correct packaging of DNA into chromatin is necessary for a cell’s ability to efficiently double its genome for cell division. (Photo: LMU)

April 4, 2023

Lena Burbulla selected for Rise up! programme

Lena Burbulla receives funding of over 0.5 million euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. (Photo: J. Greune)

March 28, 2023

BMC meets school

A group of pupils from the Hochrhein Seminar for Mathematics and Natural Sciences swapped the classroom for the BMC labs for a day.

March 24, 2023

Autoimmune disease MOGAD: insights into pathomechanisms

Specific antibodies are directed against the insulating layer around neurons. Simone Mader, Naoto Kawakami, Edgar Meinl and team have shown that the attack occurs via two different pathways.

March 9, 2023

New video: Molecular Biology at BMC

Of proteins, cells and an invisible library: In a video, Peter Becker provides insights into the work of the molecular biologists at BMC. (Photo: J. Greune)

February 27, 2023

Trailblazer Lecture by Tony Wyss-Coray

“Young blood for old brains”: Tony Wyss-Coray from Stanford University gave the third Trailblazer Lecture. In this series, eminent scientists whose pioneering work opened new research perspectives are invited to the BMC.

February 22, 2023

When life begins too early

Infections are under the most common causes of death in premature infants. Markus Sperandio and team study the immune system in those babies and what makes them so vulnerable to infections. (Photo: Stephan Höck / LMU)

February 17, 2023

Earthquake disaster: LMU supports students in need

LMU Munich offers various support services to students affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Those who would like to help can participate in the nationwide donation campaigns.

February 7, 2023

Groundbreaking ceremony for subway extension

On February 6, Markus Söder and other representatives from politics and the project team broke ground for the subway station on Campus Martinsried. (Photo: Menzfeld/MPI Biochemie)

February 3, 2023

Christian Haass awarded Hector Wissenschaftspreis 2022

For his outstanding research on the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease Christian Haass received one of the Wissenschaftspreise 2022 of the Hector Stiftung. (Photo: J. Greune)

January 31, 2023

Sternstunden for children

The BMC donates the proceeds from the Christmas market to the charity Sternstunden, supporting projects for children. (Picture: Sternstunden e.V.)

January 16, 2023

Green Fact of the Month

The BMC Green Lab Initiative launches an information campaign with monthly facts and tips on sustainability in the lab.

January 11, 2023

Moments of Choice: New LMU video series

In the first episode of the LMU video series “Moments of Choice – Academic Career Paths” Rodrigo Villaseñor reflects on important career decisions.