Behind the scenes of our workshop in Plön
Last week we spent a very intense 5 days visiting our collaborators in Ploen in the north of Germany. Amanda Azevedo and Michael Raatz – local organizers who coincidentally also spent some time at the Dioscuri Centre – put up together a very nice programme of scientific talks, discussion sessions, and a few social events.… Continue reading Dioscuri – MPI Evolutinary Biology meeting
This Sunday the whole Dioscuri Centre is going to Ploen (north of Germany) to participate in a research workshop (5-9 September). This is the first time since the opening of our centre that we can physically visit our collaborators at MPI Evolutionary Biology. We have already had a few guests from Ploen (Amanda, Michael) and… Continue reading Only one day until our group trip to Ploen
Pragyesh did a clonogenic assay to assess change in the number of colonies formed by different cell lines in response to various doses of temozolomide (TMZ) treatment. The graph above shows the change in the number of the colonies formed as compared to the DMSO-treated cells. We further treated cells with various doses of TMZ… Continue reading Response of cancer cells to chemotherapy
A few weeks ago we recorded a video featuring my daughter and some of the Dioscuri scientists. Julia (8 years old) interviews us about our work. I think everyone will agree that she is the star of this short video! Many thanks to everyone who participated in the production process (Magda, Asia, Pragyesh, Ilyas, Dominik)
Last week we said farewell to Amanda, our long-term visitor from Ploen. We will all miss Amanda – both due to her scientific contributions as well as her culinary skills! However, we will continue to collaborate with Amanda and we hope to see her again very soon (in Ploen in September, then again in Warsaw… Continue reading Goodbye Amanda!
This week all Dioscuri Centre leaders were invited to Munich to visit the Max Planck Society headquarters. The programme of the visit was packed with events, but we found a moment to have a joint photo with the President of the MPG, Professor Martin Stratmann. Professor Stratmann was instrumental in creating the Dioscuri Programme. Our… Continue reading Visit at the MPG headquarters in Munich
A new position for A technical specialist (MSc or MScEng) with experience in microfluidics and/or optics has just been advertised in our Centre! You can find out more here.
Some of us decided to go to the opera to see The Magic Flute. It was a rather extraordinary performace, with actors playing in front of a white screen on which animated decoration would be displayed. I cannot share any images from the performace (recording was forbidden) but I can share a photo of us… Continue reading The night at the Opera
I am delighted to say that our Dioscuri Centre has been awarded an NCN grant (call OPUS22) to study the transition from genetic to phenotypic antibiotic resistance in bacterial mutants. The image below conveys the main idea. Many thanks to Elin Lilia, Aleksandra Sadlocha, and Witold Postek who performed experiments to generate preliminary data to… Continue reading OPUS22 grant for the Dioscuri Centre
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