Dying cells trigger a "fire alarm" by releasing messenger molecules such as cytokines to recruit immune cells and coordinate tissue repair. The ERC now funds the project "FIREALARM", for deciphering the molecular basis of these inflammatory reactions with about 2 million Euros.
March 17, 2022
A new paper 'Multifocal imaging for precise, label-free tracking of fast biological processes in 3D' by the Wachten lab is out in Nature Communications now. See links below for the full story. Picture by (c) René Pascal.
July 29, 2021
Once again, we are praising Dr. Mario Lauterbach for winning the annual BFB award for the best PhD Thesis titled: ‘Interconnection of metabolic and epigenetic pathways in macrophage function’. He truly is an inspiring and driving force in our Institute and this award is more than well deserved! Cheers to you Mario, a dear friend and colleague!
May 27, 2021
We are extremely proud of Tomasz Ignacy Próchnicki who successfully defended and slayed the House down y’all! We will celebrate accordingly when it’s safe again to socialize together. Until then…Sashay away!
May 19, 2021
Some stories just take a bit longer - thank you Elvira Mass and everyone who contributed! So relieved to finally see the story published! Creld1 regulates myocardial development and function
May 4, 2021
Our paper entitled "Proteomics revealed distinct mechanisms regulating the release of cytokinesis and alarmins during pyroptosis" is out in Cell Reports! We use mass spectrometry-based secretomics to dissect protein release routes of macrophage pyroptosis.
March 9, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. But we wanted to do something to brighten the spirit of our people, so we organized a Secret Santa! Everyone is getting excited to find out today what they received!
December 13, 2020
The constant lock-down is taking its toll, but we are trying to make the most out of it. Thanks to the Bonner Forum Biomedicine, we had so much fun solving the puzzle and trying to escape.
November 27, 2020
We are very happy that Christina successfully defended her PhD thesis - congratulations from the whole institute! Right on time before the baby comes! We will have a big party for everyone who graduated when the pandemic is over. But for now, it has to be a virtual "cheers"!
November 26, 2020
One cannot ask for more - congratulations, Mario! What an outstanding performance!
October 27, 2020
Finally, we are moving in! We are so excited to move into this great lab and office space. We hope to be up and running within the next couple of weeks! Fingers crossed that new building holds its promises!
July 1, 2020
We are so happy to see our story about "Nanobody-directed targeting of optogenetic tools to study signaling in the primary cilium" published in eLife. Great team effort by the Wachten, Schmidt, Möglich, Mick, and Jurisch-Yaksi lab!
June 24, 2020