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. 14 | 20. March 2017 | by Koh

DNA labels predict mortality

DNA methylation
© Schuster, DKFZ

Methyl labels in the DNA regulate the activity of our genes and, thus, have a great influence on health and disease. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and from the Saarland cancer registry have now revealed that an altered methylation status at only ten specific sites in the genome can indicate that mortality is increased by up to seven times. Smoking has a particularly unfavorable impact on the methylation status.

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No. 14a | 20. March 2017 | by Sel

Multi-talented Jack of all trades, miracle healer or the root of all evil?

High school students were given a glimpse of stem cell research on UniStem ...
© Philipp Benjamin, DKFZ

On March 17, an unusual subject was on the agenda: Stem cells. More than 1000 high school students in ten German cities visited Institutes and Universities on a quest for stem cells in research and medicine. In Heidelberg, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the University Hospital and the University opened their doors for talks and lab visits for the second time. The idea is a European one: More than 27,000 young people set out on UniStem Day in Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Poland, Serbia, Denmark and Germany, to find out more about this Jack of all trades in the world of cells.

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No. 13 | 16. March 2017 | by Koh

Taiwan’s highest scientific award goes to Hannah Monyer

Hannah Monyer
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The Taiwanese science council has awarded Hannah Monyer of the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University Hospital the Tsungming Tu prize for her groundbreaking work on memory. The prize is the highest academic honor in Taiwan for foreign scientists and carries with it an endowment of $75,000.

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