Predicting the efficiency of cancer drugs using mathematical models
A research consortium was established at the Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology (SRCSB) at the University of Stuttgart in January 2013 with the goal of establishing models that help predict the action of targeted therapeutics. The scientists combine molecular biology experiments with complex mathematical models in order to achieve a holistic understanding of disease and therapy.
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Andreas Marx – “Chemical Biology” of DNA polymerases
Whether inside the cell or in molecular biology laboratories, the synthesis of DNA would not be possible without DNA polymerases. The regulation and application of this versatile enzyme family is the subject of research carried out by Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx at the University of Konstanz in Southern Germany. In addition to basic research into naturally occurring DNA polymerases, Marx deals with the development of novel polymerases that can be used to solve biological issues and also can be used in the molecular diagnosis of diseases.
China - experiencing something new every single day
The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts finances a scholarship called “Research stay for application-oriented bioscientists in Shanghai and Jiangsu/China”. A recent winner of the scholarship, Felix Wertek, spent six months at the Chinese Academy of Science in Shanghai and collected first-hand impressions of Chinese laboratory practice. Here, Felix reports about his exciting time. more
The Graduate Program BBW-ForWerts
The graduate program BBW-ForWerts will operate like a Graduate School, which will coordinate state-of-the-art research activities in different universities and research institutions across Baden-Württemberg. Funded projects are focused on lignocellulose, sustainable and flexible value added chains for biogas and an integrated use of micro algae for nutrition and feeding stuff industries. Application Deadline is August 31st, 2014. more
Bio-based Industries: first Call for Proposals
EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe". Here Europe's untapped biomass and wastes shoud be identified, to develop an emerging bioeconomy sector. Submission deadline for proposals is October 15th, 2014. more
amcure Receives EUR 5 Million Funding
amcure GmbH, a spin-off from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, has closed a Series A financing deal amounting EUR 5 million. The funding comes from a consortium headed by LBBW Venture Capital, with participations from KfW, MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Wuerttemberg, S-Kap Beteiligungen Pforzheim, BioM AG as well as private investors. amcure also receives subsidies from the German Ministry of Education and Research.more