Nanobodies from Camels Enable the Study of Organ Growth

Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have developed a new technique using nanobodies. Employing the so-called “Morphotrap”, the distribution of the morphogen Dpp, which plays an important role in wing development, could be selectively manipulated and analyzed for the first time in the fruit fly. In the future, this tool may be applied for many further investigations of organ growth. The results of the study have been published in the current issue of “Nature”.
This research was supported by RTD Project MorphogenetiX.
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SYSBIO 2016 - Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology

The Advanced Lecture Course on Systems Biology will take place from February 28 - March 5, 2016 in Innsbruck, Austria. This well-established course will give 120 PhD students and postdocs as well as 20 principal investigators the opportunity to delve into topics from principles and methods through the modeling of living systems to applications in biotechnology and medicine. Leading experts from all over the world will share their expertise and contribute to a week of intense and highly interactive training.
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02.11.2015 Postdoc Workshop and Retreat 2016 is once again organizing two popular courses for young researchers. Following the success of this year's event, the Postdoc Workshop 2016 will focus on leadership and management skills. It will take place from February 17-18 in Gerzensee. Register now - first come, first served! The topic of the Retreat 2016 will be career development for young scientists. It will take place from May 24-27 at Schloss Münchenwiler. Registration for this course will open soon.


Interdisciplinary research in all its diversity

This year’s All Day underlined just how interdisciplinary the research in systems biology has become. Around 200 researchers from all over Switzerland took part in the fully booked event to present and discuss their projects, and get to know the work of others. More »

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