Store and Supply – How the Brain Saves Time
Neurons in the brain store RNA molecules – DNA gene copies – in order to rapidly react to stimuli. This storage dramatically accelerates the production of proteins. This is one of the reasons why neurons in the brain can adapt quickly during learning processes. The recent results of a research group at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have been published in the current issue of “Neuron”. This research was supported by a SystemsX.ch Transition Postdoc Fellowship.
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SystemsX.ch Postdoc Workshop November 2016
For the third time, SystemsX.ch organized a Postdoc workshop on leadership and management skills. The two-day course in Muri bei Bern addressed the human aspects of doing science, in order to influence and support both the present scientific work and future careers of the participating postdocs. The workshop was run by hfp consulting, a company which exclusively focuses on training and coaching life scientists.
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3rd International SystemsX.ch Conference on Systems Biology
The third and final International SystemsX.ch Conference will bring together world-class scientists from a variety of disciplines who apply quantitative and systems-wide approaches to research in the life sciences from September 4-7, 2017 in Zurich. The conference will take place at the ETH Zurich, with the opening day in the main building (Zentrum) and the following three days in Hönggerberg. This event will represent the conclusion of the SystemsX.ch initiative. The program will reflect the current state-of-the-art in the now maturing field of systems biology research, highlighting quantitative approaches at multiple scales, from single molecules and cells to whole tissues and organisms.
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Researchers uncover protein-based “cancer signature”
A research team at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a wide range of human tissues including tumors and discovered a cancer type specific signature. This “cancer signature” could potentially be used to predict the progression of the disease. This research was supported by a SystemsX.ch Transition Postdoc Fellowship.
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