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 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 and multiple sclerosis, 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.

20 Dec 2022

Donation campaign for Ukraine

BMC people collect two carloads full of donations in kind for Ukraine.

14 Dec 2022

Development of new drug candidates

BMC Core Facility CAM and ISAR Bioscience become partners in research and development on new drugs.

13 Dec 2022

New research network: CRC/TRR with BMC participation starts in 2023

Markus Sperandio is vice-spokesperson of the new CRC/TRR "Perinatal Development of Immune Cell Topology".

09 Dec 2022

Finally back: X-mas market at the BMC

After two years of corona break, the BMC people ended the year together at the traditional Christmas market.


08 Dec 2022

Peter Becker new chair of EMBL Council

The Council of the renowned European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has named Peter Becker as the next chair of the governing body. (Photo: Jan Greune)

24 Nov 2022

Regeneration of brain tissue

In a zebra fish model, Jovica Ninkovic and team identify key factors that prevent scar formation and improve the ability of tissue to regenerate.

23 Nov 2022

Boyan Bonev joins EMBO Network as Young Investigator

Boyan Bonev was selected to join the EMBO Young Investigator programme offering excellent networking opportunities, practical and financial support.

11 Nov 2022

BMC team receives publication award

A team led by Magdalena Götz receives the GSCN 2022 Publication of the Year Award for their study on centrosomes.

31 Oct 2022

Jack-o'-lanterns, punch and marshmallows: Halloween at the BMC

The first Jack-o'-lantern contest at the BMC culminated on October, 27, with a get-together to award the winning teams.

21 Oct 2022

How cells get rid of excess gene products

An international team led by Sigurd Braun has investigated the degradation routes of RNA in the nucleus. (Picture: L. Martín Caballero)

29 September 2022

Pushing the boundaries of microscopy

Core Facility Bioimaging presents five color superresolution microscopy using a FLIM-STED approach and sets a record.

28 September 2022

CAM offers Animal Welfare Award

CAM honors project ideas and publications related to animal welfare and sustainability.

20 September 2022

Gene regulation: DNA modification important for silencing of endogenous retroviruses

Gunnar Schotta and his team have investigated which mechanisms prevent endogenous retroviruses from becoming overly active.

19 September 2022

Multiple Sclerosis: The gut-brain connection

Join us for a scientific workshop at the BMC on 26 September. All interested are welcome.

15 September 2022

Postdoc Appreciation Week Germany

Organized by the Munich Postdoc Initiative and partners, the Postdoc Appreciation Week from 19-23 Sept offers a diverse event program. Register now!

14 September 2022

„Animal welfare at lunchtime“ – Virtual seminar

The Core Facility Animal Models invites all interested to a virtual seminar on how to optimize colony management on 29 Sept (in collab. With Charles River).


07 September 2022

Movie Matinee "Picture a Scientist"

Join us for a special movie matinee on 14 October.

07 September 2022

Biotech Career Opportunities in Munich

Career orientation event for early career scientists at the BMC on 5 October - registration is open.

07 September 2022

Sustainable World 2022: Global Challenges for Life Scientists

Join us for a symposium on 29 September at the BMC!

16 August 2022

BMC team pedals to silver

In this year's “City Cycling” campaign, the BMC team sets a strong example for climate protection.

16 August 2022

PhD Get-together

The Life science graduate network invites all PhD students to a get-together with foods, drinks, poster session and music at the BMC on 25 August.

02 August 2022

Jump start for the bike

At the BMC and six other LMU locations, bike repair stations offer useful equipment to get your bike back in shape.

26 July 2022

How tiny changes help T cells to survive

Vigo Heissmeyer, Taku Ito-Kureha and team have revealed the essential function of m6A modifications in T cells.

21 July 2022

New research groups @ BMC

The BMC welcomes three new group leaders and their teams: Lena Burbulla, Silvia Cappello and Rodrigo Villaseñor.

20 July 2022

Soapbox Science: Science for everyone

At the Soapbox Science event in the city center of Munich on 23 July Vanessa Luzak from the Siegel Lab and 11 further female scientists will present their research.

19 July 2022

Boyan Bonev is awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

For his project EpiCortex Boyan Bonev receives one of the prestigious Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. (Photo: Jan Greune)

14 July 2022

Diss & Co: Podcast on the challenges of a doctorate

In the latest episode of the LMU Graduate Center’s podcast “Diss & Co”, Axel Imhof talks about the "mid-thesis blues" from a supervisor’s perspective.

05 July 2022

Cell biology: RNA granules on the spot

Michael Kiebler, Janina Ehses and team demonstrate that interactions between RNA-binding proteins affect translation and consequently the complexity of neurons.

29 June 2022

Keisuke Goda receives Philipp Franz von Siebold Prize

The award for the Japanese scientist is associated with a research stay at the BMC in the laboratory of Nicolai Siegel.

22 June 2022

Chromatin Day on July 21, 2022

CRC 1064 presents the 13th Chromatin Day for the Munich chromatin community with in-person as well as an online attendance option.

17 June 2022

Diversity of centrosomes

Magdalena Götz and team report in Science on a previously unknown diversity of centrosomes and a link to neurological diseases.

07 June 2022

New CRC/TRR with BMC participation receives funding

Barbara Walzog is vice-spokesperson of the new CRC/TRR "Neutrophil Granulocytes: Development, Behavior and Function"

31 May 2022

International recognition for the Core Facility Flow Cytometry

For excellence in management and operations the Core Facility Flow Cytometry has been acknowledged as ISAC Recognized Shared Resource Laboratory.

23 May 2022

Neurons: How RNA granules grow and shrink

Karl Bauer, Michael Kiebler and team have shown that small aggregates function as temporary RNA repositories, which are regulated by neural activity.

10 May 22

Epigenetics - An interdisciplinary discussion

Online event on 17 May organized by SFB1064 and partners (in German).

30 March 2022

Open Science @ BMC

BMC joins the LMU Open Science Center as institutional member.

28 March 2022

Solidarity and support for scientists

BMC-based Collaborative Research Centers offer support to scientists displaced by the war in Ukraine.

22 March 2022

Alzheimer’s: Protective Immune Cells Active Decades Before Symptom Onset

A team led by Christian Haass reports in The Lancet Neurology. (Photo: DZNE/Frommann)

17 March 2022

Nicolai Siegel is awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

BMC scientist Nicolai Siegel receives an ERC Grant from the European Research Council for his innovative research on the variability of pathogens. (Photo: Jan Greune)

16 March 2022

Obesity: a dangerous immune response

An unhealthy diet leads to fatal activation of immune cells. In an international collaboration, Susanne Stutte, Barbara Walzog and colleagues have uncovered new molecular influences.

09 March 2022

Postdoc Lunch Meeting

The BMC Postdoc Initiative invites to a virtual lunch seminar on 8 April with a recuiting specialist as guest speaker.

28 Feb 2022

Solidarity with Ukraine

Statement of LMU Munich

18 Feb 2022

Multiple sclerosis: Twin study helps to untangle environmental and genetic influences in immune profiles

Lisa Ann Gerdes, Eduardo Beltrán and team report in Nature.

15 Feb 2022

Neurodegenerative diseases: Highly responsive immune cells seem to be beneficial for the brain

Christian Haass and team report in The EMBO Journal. (Picture: LMU Klinikum / Dominik Paquet, Sophie Robinson)

14 Feb 2022

Novel insights into lineage specification in the brain

Boyan Bonev, Florian Noack and team provide a comprehensive, cell-type specific assessment of the multimodal regulatory landscape of the developing mouse cortex. (Picture: Jei Diwakar)

14 Feb 2022

Prestigious ERA-NET Grant for Boyan Bonev

Boyan Bonev and colleagues receive funding for their project MOSAIC which aims to pave the way towards new targeted therapies for childhood drug-resistant epilepsy. (Picture: HPC)

20 Jan 2022

Long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2

Edgar Meinl and his team show that SARS-CoV-2-recognizing memory B cells circulate in the blood even after loss of specific antibodies.

19 Jan 2021

Postdoc Lunch Seminar

The BMC Postdoc Initiative invites to a virtual lunch seminar on Open Science on 4 February.

14 Jan 2022

BMC year-end message

The BMC Advent calendar illuminated the campus, gradually unveiling the BMC year-end message throughout December.

6 Dec 21

BMC in Advent

The second BMC Advent calendar lights up the campus.


02 Dec 21

New marker for better assessing the severity of Covid-19

Thomas Brocker, Jan Kranich and team have found a new marker in the blood of Covid-19 patients. It furnishes insights into the course and development of the disease and could lead to better diagnoses.