Nov 19, 2014

New function for rods in daylight

Vision - so crucial to human health and well-being - depends on job-sharing by just a few cell types, the rod cells and cone cells, in our retina. Botond Roska and his group have identified a novel function for rod photoreceptor cells in the retina in daylight. Driven by cones and mediated by horizontal cells, rods help to increase contrast information at times when they are not directly sensing light. The retina thus repurposes its cells in different light conditions to increase the amount of visual information about the environment. Read more

Nov 06, 2014

Mohamed Bentires-Alj receives Robert Wenner Prize 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

New opportunities for anti-viral intervention

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Oct 29, 2014

Barbara Hohn receives Austrian Honorary Medal, Silvia Arber the City of Basel Science Award

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Nov 20, 2014. Time: 17.15  FMI Room 530  Add to my calendar  Register for this event

CRISPR-Cas9: structural insights and genome editing applications
Martin Jinek, Institute for Biochemistry, University of Zurich

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Systems approaches to unravel genetic mechanisms of cancer
Maria Rodriguez, IBM - Zurich Research Laboratory, 8803 Rüschlikon

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Dissecting the role of neuronal miRNAs in C. elegans
Luisa Cochella, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

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Differential roles of the microRNA let-7 in C. elegans tissue development
Magdalene Rausch

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Recent Publications

Arnold A, Rahman MM, Lee MC, Muehlhaeusser S, Katic I, Gaidatzis D, Hess D, Scheckel C, Wright JE, Stetak A, Boag PR, Ciosk R Functional characterization of C. elegans Y-box-binding proteins reveals tissue-specific functions and a critical role in the formation of polysomes Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Nov; [Epub ahead of print]

Bonapace L, Coissieux MM, Wyckoff J, Mertz KD, Varga Z, Junt T, Bentires-Alj M Cessation of CCL2 inhibition accelerates breast cancer metastasis by promoting angiogenesis Nature. 2014 Nov; 515(7525):130-3

Szikra T, Trenholm S, Drinnenberg A, Jüttner J, Raics Z, Farrow K, Biel M, Awatramani G, Clark DA, Sahel JA, da Silveira RA, Roska B Rods in daylight act as relay cells for cone-driven horizontal cell-mediated surround inhibition Nat Neurosci. 2014 Oct; [Epub ahead of print]

Caroni P, Chowdhury A, Lahr M Synapse rearrangements upon learning: from divergent-sparse connectivity to dedicated sub-circuits Trends Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 37(10):604-614

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