Press and Public Relations

Press and Public Relations

Press Officer and Head of Press and Public Relations

Dr. Stefanie Seltmann

Dr. Stefanie Seltmann
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Dr. Stefanie Seltmann

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 422854
Fax: +49 6221 422968

E-Mail: s.seltmann@dkfz.de
or presse@dkfz.de

Recent Press Releases

No. 01a | 03. January 2017 | by Koh

DKFZ-researcher receives ERC-Grant

Aurelio Teleman
© Tobias Schwerdt, DKFZ

ERC Consolidator Grants by the European Research Council (ERC) support excellent researchers to help them consolidate their independent careers. Aurelio Teleman from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) recently received a Consolidator Grant, which is already the second prestigious ERC grant that he was able to attract. The grant comprising €2 million will enable Teleman to investigate how a fatty acid from food controls cellular growth as a signaling molecule and may even play a role in the development of cancer.

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No. 53 | 20. December 2016 | by Koh

Programmable gene scissors revolutionize life sciences

Emmanuelle Charpentier
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The Meyenburg Prize 2016 endowed with 50,000 Euros goes to the microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin. She receives the award for her breakthrough work in developing programmable "gene scissors". This new technology that makes genetic manipulation fast and simple. The Meyenburg Prize will be presented during a symposium at the German Cancer Research Center on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.

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No. 52c | 19. December 2016 | by HF/Sel

Alina Steinbach receives the Nicola Werner Prize for cancer research

Alina Steinbach has been awarded the first Nicola Werner Prize
© Tobias Schwerdt, DKFZ

In her doctoral thesis, Alina Steinbach identified a mechanism by which HPV-positive tumor cells manage to escape an attack of the immune system. On Friday 16 December 2016, she received the Nicola Werner Prize for her work. For the 2000 Euro prize money, family and friends of the artist Nicola Werner, who died from HPV-related cancer, pedaled hard in a sponsored cycling marathon- continuing Nicola Werner's mission: to drive preventive work and research into human papillomavirus (HPV) forward.

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