Press and Public Relations

Press and Public Relations

Press Officer and Head of Press and Public Relations (in ch.)

Dr. Sibylle Kohlstädt

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

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


Recent Press Releases

No. 25c3 | 19. April 2018 | by Koh

ERC Advanced Grants for Hellmut Augustin and Christof Niehrs

Hellmut Augustin

The European Research Council ERC's Advanced Grants promote visionary projects of fundamental research. This year, Hellmut Augustin (University of Heidelberg and DKFZ) and Christof Niehrs (University of Mainz and DKFZ) received the prestigious funding.

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No. 25c2 | 18. April 2018 | by Eck

Cancer therapy: An interaction map of genes shows the best targets

© Benedikt Rauscher/DKFZ

Most genes are team players. Only when interacting with other genes can they perform properly. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now found a possibility to exploit this for the development of new cancer therapies. They generate maps of genetic interactions in cancer cells. These maps can then be used to determine the sites where it would be most effective to interfere with the interplay of cancer genes.

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No. 25c | 13. April 2018 | by Koh

Alcohol: redefined upper limit for low-risk consumption

© Gina Sanders, Fotolia

Consuming regularly more than 100 grams of alcohol per week shortens life, according to the results of an international research consortium published in the latest issue of the journal "Lancet". Those who consistently consume more than two liters of beer or a bottle of wine per week risk more strokes, deadly aneurysms and heart failure, and a higher overall mortality.

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