Lab News on Twitter (since 2017)
April 10, 2019
Goran Kokic passed his PhD exam. Impressive work on TFIIH in DNA repair. Many congratulations! https://t.co/pIHWN40TQB
April 08, 2019
We report a method to directly sequence newly synthesized, individual mRNA transcripts in human cells. Reveals metabolism of RNA splice variants/isoforms. https://t.co/caANJDnPRg https://t.co/P3uYAy1QeR
April 04, 2019
The new childcare facility at our institute just opened. Many thanks to all who helped! https://t.co/ZVQKghN5fs
March 27, 2019
March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
Please RT: Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription takes place August 27-31, 2019. Celebrating 50 years of eukaryotic RNA polymerases! https://t.co/y4DQ8j6bhX https://t.co/CxbH0UP3aL
March 26, 2019
March 11, 2019
Deadline approaching for applications to become a Group Leader in our Lise Meitner program for young female researchers! https://t.co/ny8QUtavkO
March 05, 2019
We thank Randy Schekman for his outstanding service as first editor-in-chief of eLife and look forward to working with Michael Eisen to support the leading OA journal! https://t.co/rddwwVPUte
February 27, 2019
@UhlenhautLab Great, congratulations!
February 26, 2019
Congratulations to our friends at @BIMSB_MDC @MDC_Berlin on the opening of their beautiful new building in Berlin by chancellor Merkel today! https://t.co/YTUbpv5kc8
February 21, 2019
Save the date: conference on chromatin dynamics in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt, September 9-11, 2019 https://t.co/ZzCpesQAP1
February 21, 2019
Many congratulations to our close colleague Herbert Jäckle! https://t.co/FymBSQ0EDY
December 27, 2018
Great collaboration with the Heard lab. TT-seq monitors X chromosome gene inactivation. Glad we could contribute to this interesting multiomics temporal analysis. @heard_lab https://t.co/yRR7xBxbge
December 22, 2018
December 18, 2018
December 14, 2018
@Beck_Laboratory Great to have you as a colleague! All the best
December 14, 2018
Hosting Asifa Akhtar from @mpi_ie as our Christmas speaker https://t.co/779umFJtuw
December 11, 2018
Suyang Zhang arrived from Cambridge @MRC_LMB and obtained an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship, many congratulations! https://t.co/Hkn3S4aJpd
December 06, 2018
And another Leibnizprize for our colleague Ayelet Shachar at the neighboring Max Planck institute, many congratulations! https://t.co/T32Mn9oeC3
December 06, 2018
Many congratulations to our colleague at the institute, Melina Schuh, for being awarded the Leibnizpreis, the highest distinction in Germany! https://t.co/SnsDMM0xIf
November 30, 2018
CPF and APT are required to form 3'-ends on coding and non-coding genes, respectively. Our paper resulting from a collaboration with @lapassmore is now online. https://t.co/tQ0ib7ol0f https://t.co/jPNlPzdI9u
November 21, 2018
We mourn the passing of Aaron Klug, a giant of molecular biology, who reported the first structure of tRNA https://t.co/otyrCARGcM
November 21, 2018
November 20, 2018
Congratulations to former lab member Alan Cheung on becoming an EMBO Young Investigator! https://t.co/pxaF4oywJq
November 14, 2018
November 08, 2018
Many congratulations to Laleh Haghverdi and Julijana Gjorgjieva for receiving the Engelhorn Research Prize 2018 in Computational Biology! https://t.co/GN7RowCxr9
October 24, 2018
October 16, 2018
Full house also for the discussion with Manuela Lenzen who presented her book on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the beautiful Paulinerkirche @Literaturherbst @thegoecampus @mpi_bpc https://t.co/zZzDLcnyfE
October 15, 2018
Hosting Germany‘s top energy economist tonight, Claudia Kemfert. Discussing her latest book on how to switch fast to renewable energy and fight climate change. @CKemfert @Literaturherbst https://t.co/Ij7b1BvL0M
October 11, 2018
Tom Steitz is well known for the work on ribosomes, but his lab also paved the way to an understanding of RNA polymerases with seminal papers in the 90s on phage enzymes. A real hero of molecular biology who will be sadly missed. https://t.co/xG2XMCugOR
October 08, 2018
Our structure of the Pol II-nucleosome complex reveals a defined nucleosome orientation and provides the starting point for understanding the mechanisms of chromatin transcription: https://t.co/0H2ZAOEhrV https://t.co/PgcBDZ6rwd
October 07, 2018
Congratulations to Salma Sohrabi-Jahromi for her poster award at the EMBL conference and thanks to the Söding lab for the collaboration on mapping RNA degradation factors on the transcriptome https://t.co/6r8rj6vDjZ
September 27, 2018
Our application with the University of Göttingen and the Medical Center UMG for a large national research cluster on Multiscale Bioimaging was funded, thanks to all who helped us! https://t.co/r32QK0hclf
September 25, 2018
September 21, 2018
September 15, 2018
We contributed to an enjoyable science slam in the old city, featuring scientists from all five Max Planck institutes in Göttingen https://t.co/mWv2LesikZ
September 13, 2018
Tomorrow we celebrate the foundation of the Max Planck Society in Göttingen 70 years ago. Join us for a sciene slam at the local pub: https://t.co/J8eFsdmayT
September 12, 2018
Save the date for next year‘s Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription, August 27-September 01, 2019 https://t.co/y4DQ8j6bhX
September 06, 2018
Our new review on mitochondrial transcription includes the first molecular movie of the mitochondrial transcription cycle. Publication: https://t.co/ggkieyWkHb Movie: https://t.co/PGgLDQ4Bfz https://t.co/SGC8NoFHCH
September 05, 2018
Save the date: GRC conference on mechanisms of microbial transcription takes place July 28 to August 2, 2019 in Maine https://t.co/cKH1ZXXQK2
September 05, 2018
Investigate the switch from paused to activated transcription complex in 3D! Our new Pol II complex structures and density maps are available for download: https://t.co/p4vK1h28ed https://t.co/WP5WNcBTW7 https://t.co/VF1WYGR8CA https://t.co/1zaO0GcCUO https://t.co/Ff2SPNfUWX
September 02, 2018
@ProfJohnsen Really? When? This is sad for us.
August 31, 2018
August 23, 2018
Thanks to our colleague Karen Adelman for summarizing our recent findings on Pol II pausing and release and putting them into context: News and Views: https://t.co/LGxCbq6ZTU
August 22, 2018
Molecular basis of transcription regulation: our new papers elucidate promoter-proximal RNA polymerase II pausing and elongation activation by human DSIF, NELF, PAF, SPT6. https://t.co/0HXbgvZ1aL https://t.co/bWwGzcuXEr https://t.co/aJ4y5zyXRr
August 20, 2018
Our paper on RNA polymerase II clustering through CTD phase separation is now online. Thanks to the Zweckstetter and @XDarzacq labs for the great collaboration! https://t.co/429nhCSFwZ https://t.co/UzdWlDJguO
August 15, 2018
Congratulations to our Max Planck colleagues: Global animal tracking from space! https://t.co/nUaQ9HA51h
August 15, 2018
@animaltracking @Astro_Alex @AniMove @unikonstanz @maxplanckpress @icouzin @UWICER @MP_Innovation Congratulations on the great Tagesschau Beitrag!!
August 08, 2018
RNA velocity predicts the fate of single cells. Glad we could contribute to an exciting collaboration of the Linnarsson and Kharchenko labs @slinnarsson @KharchenkoLab https://t.co/3lYCBAL3dw
August 01, 2018
Many congratulations to Peter Scholze, our new colleage at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, for obtaining the Fields Medal, the ‚Nobel Prize‘ in Mathematics https://t.co/T4cbNMIVwz https://t.co/x9qNrct9am
July 04, 2018
Council congratulates EMBL Barcelona for getting successfully started! https://t.co/xBolhBo3Gu
July 04, 2018
The Klenk Symposium on Epigenetics will take place October 4-6, 2018 in Cologne. https://t.co/lPVXMq0nup
June 24, 2018
The scandinavian #cryoEM symposium will take place in Copenhagen October 8-9, 2018 https://t.co/B0M74sDrgR
June 22, 2018
Save May 20-22, 2019 for the DNA damage response mechanisms conference in Madrid https://t.co/Cz1aeK6RkC
June 14, 2018
'Warp' software by Dmitry Tegunov closes the gap between the electron microscope and 3D density reconstruction. See our manuscript and user guide for automated real-time cryo-EM data pre-processing and particle picking https://t.co/h0vimmogWJ https://t.co/JWgrel6Jgd #cryoEM #Warp https://t.co/bv72UDxIPB
June 09, 2018
June 07, 2018
Our next seminar series program is out, please save the dates and join. https://t.co/OVclPOY1x7
June 07, 2018
Many congratulations to our colleague at the institute, Jens Frahm, on winning the European Inventor Award! Do not miss their incredible movies made with real time MRI! https://t.co/UTx1087rR0
June 04, 2018
@benoitbruneau @Gene_Regulation TT-Seq we think
May 25, 2018
May 23, 2018
On the shoulders of giants: celebrating the ‚founding fathers’ of our field, Bob Roeder, Bill Rutter, and Pierre Chambon in Paris on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the eukaryotic RNA polymerases https://t.co/zDbIlwIObE
May 16, 2018
Many congratulations to Melina and our neighbors! https://t.co/ttWk4sUxcw
May 16, 2018
@SchuhLab @EMBO Great! Many congratulations!
May 10, 2018
@R_H_Ebright PDB took very long; we sent it to many colleagues by mail
May 09, 2018
Our structures of transcription initiation complexes with TFIIH and Mediator are now available for download: https://t.co/PyKXvc5Qvw https://t.co/H3Iy6lUMXQ https://t.co/mkq36fB76C https://t.co/zBuJf8fLLR
May 08, 2018
The RNA polymerase II CTD phase separates in vitro and governs polymerase clustering in vivo. Thanks to the Zweckstetter and @XDarzacq laboratories for this collaboration. Read the manuscript at https://t.co/vbfBgbeekf https://t.co/Gatul5SkaY
May 08, 2018
Great student-organized molecular biology meeting at Göttingen in fall https://t.co/nlqsxWPVG2
May 01, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of our great colleague Elisa Izaurralde, RNA biochemist at MPI Tübingen. https://t.co/dlPFpwDLdM
April 28, 2018
Join us on May 9 at 1 pm for the talk of Kelly Nguyen who just published the marvelous structure of human telomerase #cryoEM #RNA https://t.co/YgL5bMSj49
April 14, 2018
Marching for free and open science! https://t.co/uLp1NErfWD
April 12, 2018
Join the 2nd March for Science in Göttingen on April 14! https://t.co/s4ts3qa7oa
April 11, 2018
April 09, 2018
Christian Dienemann passed his PhD exam, many congratulations! https://t.co/Fyp1sY6QJI
April 03, 2018
Save December 5-7 for this year's epigenetics meeting in Freiburg https://t.co/kdnn53Lr6h
March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Hauke Hillen for obtaining this year's PhD Award of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for elucidating mitochondrial transcription! https://t.co/JIt0vs8Vca https://t.co/x5uvxnzdpy https://t.co/ZQgzFI1TW3
March 18, 2018
March 16, 2018
RNA polymerases 50 years on: save May 22 for the symposium in Paris https://t.co/yRYydGi1aD
February 19, 2018
February 14, 2018
February 06, 2018
@TheVillaLab Many thanks for organizing this interesting meeting!
January 26, 2018
January 18, 2018
Congratulations to Vannini and Müller labs on the Pol III PIC structures!
January 17, 2018
January 16, 2018
Applications for PhD fellowships are invited by our new Max Planck Research School for Genome Science that brings together experimental and computational biologists https://t.co/pJXX0OarIp https://t.co/qEhIexHo4z
January 13, 2018
A good summary of our recent structure of the Chd1 chromatin remodeling factor bound to the nucleosome published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology by Michaela Smolle https://t.co/QjddNtNJxa https://t.co/rd1daFUUch
January 03, 2018
December 29, 2017
Our paper with Jussi Taipale’s lab on the interaction landscape of transcription factors and the nucleosome is available https://t.co/lCWUigXIWK
December 21, 2017
December 19, 2017
Christoph Engel starts his research group at Regensburg University in January 2018, funded by the Emmy-Noether-Programme. https://t.co/iUj53Wa7bT
December 18, 2017
Haibo Wang received an EMBO postdoctoral fellowship, congratulations! https://t.co/V3L6Gw8GYi
December 16, 2017
Xiaoguang Xue received an EMBO long-term fellowship, congratulations! https://t.co/a7TyDsHsCW
December 08, 2017
We host Julie Ahringer from Cambridge as our Christmas speaker https://t.co/0wqea2pnP3
December 02, 2017
Good-bye to Carrie Bernecky and all the best to her lab at IST Austria! https://t.co/JmnR57ySzB
November 30, 2017
Congratulations to the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, it turns 25! #MDC25 https://t.co/Uh5I4Fipjf
November 16, 2017
Cell published our mechanism of transcription initiation in human mitochondria... https://t.co/zqj3shnIO0
November 08, 2017
November 07, 2017
November 06, 2017
Congratulations to Lucas Farnung and Hauke Hillen for passing their PhD exams! https://t.co/SkIrI70INX
November 04, 2017
From now on, updates on our facebook page will be shared on twitter
November 04, 2017
November 04, 2017
From now on, our facebook page updates will be shared on twitter.
Lab News Archive Until 2017
Our institute hosts Kim Nasmyth for a Bonhoeffer Award Lecture.
Patrick Cramer gives Weigle Lecture in Geneva, where early molecular biology was done.
Congratulations to Lucas Farnung and Hauke Hillen for passing their PhD exams!
From now on, updates will be shared on twitter.
Nature published our milestone structure of the 46-subunit, ~2 MDa transcription initiation complex with TFIIH and core Mediator. Link to article.
DNA alkylation stops transcription using a novel mechanism that we discovered in a collaboration with the Sturla lab. Link to article.
The program for the new Genome Science Lecture Series is out. View program.
At our 12th lab retreat we hosted seven external speakers in Hamburg and defined our strategy for 2018.
The Göttingen Max Planck Institutes host another great speaker at the Literature Festival, Patrick Kingsley (New York Times) who describes current migration to Europe.
Cell published our mechanism of replication-transcription switching in mitochondria that we elucidated in collaboration with the Temiakov laboratory. Link to article.
Nature published our nucleosome-Chd1 structure that suggests a model for DNA translocation by chromatin remodeling enzymes. Link to article.
Our new eLife paper shows that polymerase pausing controls transcription initiation. Link to article.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, congratulations! Link to press release.
Göttingen Research Campus advances in national competition for excellence clusters. Link to press release.
Our institute hosted Jennifer Doudna for a Bonhoeffer Award Lecture on CRISPR systems. Link to press release.
Congratulations to former lab member Alessandro Vannini who obtained tenure at ICR London! Link to press release.
Our structure of human DSIF bound to transcribing RNA polymerase II is out. Link to article.
Congratulations to Carrie Bernecky who obtained an Assistsant Professorship at IST Austria in Vienna! Link to press release.
Our 'expressome' appears in Miller spreads from 1970. Link to article.
Our team wins the institute's volleyball tournament.
Edith Heard selected as next Director-General of EMBL. Link to press release.
We now located the chromatin transcription factor Paf1 complex on one side of RNA polymerase II: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15741
Sofia Battaglia, Carina Demel and Tobias Gubbey passed their PhD exams, congratulations and all the best for the future!
Our new paper uses several 'omics' techniques to reveal a critical role of nascent RNA in coordinating the transcription cycle: https://elifesciences.org/articles/25637
JMB published our reflection on the history and future of molecular biology on the occasion of John Kendrew's 100th birthday: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283617302218
Nature published our 15-subunit core Mediator structure that leads to an extended transcription initiation complex model: https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature22328.html
Christoph Wigge and Dietmar Riedel organized a symposium to inaugurate the new Titan electron microscope. More information
Our latest review summarizes the current understanding of the conserved Pol II initiation complex structure: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959440X16302408
We support the global March for Science.
Science published our work on the 'expressome' that visualizes the central dogma of molecular biology: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6334/194
New EMBL site in Barcelona opened! More information.
We are co-organizing the Eukaryotic Transcription Meeting at Cold Spring Harbor this summer and the speaker list is out.
Cell just published our paper on Pol I initiation that suggests a basis for promoter recognition: http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674%2817%2930251-9
Our new paper defines the critical transition at the end of genes: http://www.cell.com/molecular-cell/fulltext/S1097-2765%2817%2930123-5
Our latest paper shows how to map enhancer landscapes with high temporal resolution: http://msb.embopress.org/content/13/3/920
The new IMPRS for Genome Science goes public: http://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/15621186/pr_1706
Patrick Cramer joins the University of Göttingen as honorary professor.
Patrick Cramer joins the Editorial Advisory Board of Molecular Systems Biology.
Our coordinator for the new International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science, Henriette Irmer, started today, welcome!
Simon Neyer and Youwei Xu passed their PhD exams, congratulations!
10 years after the Nobel Prize: our general review is out at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201608066/abstract
We host Torben Heick-Jensen as our Christmas speaker.
Congratulations to our close colleagues Jörg Vogel and Karl-Peter Hopfner on being awarded the Leibniz Prize 2017, the most important science prize in Germany!
Svetlana Dodonova receives an EMBO long-term fellowship, many congratulations!
We received funding to set up a new International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science.
Merle Hantsche passes her PhD exam, many congratulations"
Our collaborative paper with the Frangakis lab is out at Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature20561.html
Our 11th annual lab retreat in Berlin hosts 7 external speakers.
Congratulations to Margaux Michel on passing her PhD exam!
Patrick Cramer receives the Centenary Award of the British Biochemical Society. The award medal will be given at the 80th Harden Conference at Macclesfield, UK.
Felix Wagner receives Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship, congratulations!
Clemens Plaschka receives the Otto Hahn Medal in Saarbrücken.
Our paper on TT-Seq is out in Science, see the press release here.
Our paper on initiation complex structure (Plaschka, Hantsche et al.) is out at Nature!
Philipp Eser and Benedikt Zacher receive their PhD, congratulations!
Our lab will be funded again with an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council, ERC. We will receive a total of Euro 2.5 Mio during 2016-2021.
Link to Press Release (in German).
We co-organize a symposium on biological networks in Berlin.
Congratulations to former lab member Claus Kuhn who will receive a prestigious award (Paul Ehrlich- und Ludwig Darmstaedter Nachwuchspreis) on March 14 in Frankfurt. The two other awardees are Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna (Paul Ehrlich- und Ludwig Darmstaedter Preis).
Our paper on the first mammalian RNA polymerase structure (Carrie Bernecky et al.) is out at Nature.
Patrick Cramer takes up chair of EMBL council.
Patrick Cramer joins the Editorial Board of "Cell".
We co-organize workshop on the future of structural biology in Berlin. [more]
Clemens Plaschka receives prestigous "Kulturpreis Bayern" of the Bayernwerk AG.
Goran Kokic is awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Student Fellowship.
Paulina Seweryn is awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship.
We're hosting the KFB lecture by Nick Proudfoot (University of Oxford).
Jürgen Niesser and David Pöllman receive their PhD, congratulations.
Patrick Cramer gives Sumner Lecture.
Wolfgang Mühlbacher receives his PhD, congratulations!
Anna Sawicka takes on EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Katja Fruehauf and Michael Lidschreiber start as first team members at our sattelite lab in Stockholm.
Christoph Engel receives prestigious ‘Promotionspreis’ of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM).
Together with colleagues at the institute, we secure funding for a new Titan electron microscope with K2 and Falcon-III cameras, to be set up in 2016
Patrick Cramer receives Arthur Burkhardt Prize. (Click here for more information)
Our Nature article on the Pol II-Mediator core initiation complex by Clemens Plaschka et al. is published. (Click here to view the article)
The lab obtained additional funding within the SFB860 research network ‘Integrative Structural Biology of Dynamic Macromolecular Complexes’
Livia Caizzi takes on EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship
Patrick Cramer starts as guest professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm:
Carlo Bäjen receives award for his PhD work by the Dr. Klaus Römer Foundation
Review on the occasion of the 100th birthday of crystallography published. (Click here to view the article)
Hauke Hillen takes on Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Student Fellowship.
Seychelle Vos takes on EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The lab obtains additional funding by the Lower Saxonian Ministry for Science and Culture (Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur) to extend functional genomics efforts.
First group members from our Munich lab start at MPIbpc.
Patrick Cramer starts as director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry