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28.07.2015

[BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference draws the masses

The 12th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference took place in June 2015 at the Congress Center Basel. The meeting was organized by the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of Basel’s Biozentrum in collaboration with SystemsX.ch. The outstanding scientific program attracted almost 500 scientists from Switzerland and beyond working in a broad range of disciplines, including bioinformatics, biology, computational biology, medicine and systems biology.
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23.06.2015

Beim Lernen passen sich Signalflüsse im Gehirn an

Was passiert in unseren Köpfen, wenn wir Neues lernen? Hirnforscher der Universität Zürich konnten zeigen, wie sich beim Lernen die Signalausbreitung innerhalb der Hirnrinde zwischen verschiedenen verbundenen Regionen verändert. So wurde in einem Signalweg die Repräsentation des relevanten Sinnesreizes verstärkt. In einem anderen Signalweg widerspiegelte sich hingegen im zellulären Aktivitätsmuster das Entscheidungsverhalten. Diese Ergebnisse belegen, wie mit modernen neurowissenschaftlichen Methoden die Anpassung der Hirnaktivitätsmuster beim Lernen entschlüsselt werden kann.
Diese Forschungsarbeit wurde von SystemsX.ch unterstützt (RTD-Projekt Neurochoice) weiter zur Medienmitteilung der Universität Zürich »

09.06.2015

When it gets crowded: Changes in lipid composition in the spotlight

A study published in Nature, led by Mathieu Frechin from Lucas Pelkmans’ lab, sheds light on a cell-intrinsic molecular mechanism by which the cell membrane acts as a tunable capacitor to allow multicellular patterning of single cells. The adaptation of membrane lipid composition to local cell crowding through the FAK–ABCA1 system influences membrane-dependent signaling. This finding suggests that tunable membrane lipid composition plays a fundamental role in collective cell behavior. (doi:10.1038/nature14429)
This research was supported by the SystemsX.ch RTD Project LipidX.
Read the paper»

02.06.2015

Free Entries for the SBHD 2015 in Heidelberg

SystemsX.ch is sponsoring the International Conference on Systems Biology of Human Disease 2015, which will take place in Heidelberg from July 6 to 8. The Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology is offering ten free entries for PhD students and postdocs within SystemsX.ch projects. If you are interested, please send an email by June 15 to admin(at)systemsx.ch. These free entries will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
More information on the SBHD 2015 and registration»

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