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  • Prize for the best poster at the “Illkirch Campus Day, IGBMC Strasbourg, France” (April 2019): Ryshtee Mary Tannoo for her studies on “Biophysical characterization of the receptor tyrosine kinase Met interaction with the co-receptor CD44v6”

  • 11th October 2018
    Haiyu Zhao and Colleagues from Nick Foulkes group this week published in Current Biology a paper describing the evolution and function of DNA repair systems in zebrafish and blind cavefish (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.039). This work has received a lot of international, popular press interest. Just three examples:
    Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3

  • Lush Prize 2017 Young Investigator Award
    9th November 2017: Vanessa Kappings of KIT Is Granted 2017 LUSH PRIZE Supporting Animal-free Testing in Research. Vanessa Kappings, who is involved in the further development of the “vasQchip,” has now been granted the 2017 LUSH PRIZE supporting animal-free testing in the amount of 12,000 € for her project.
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  • Erna Scheffler Förderpreis für vorzügliche Forschung
    23rd June 2017: The Soroptimist Club was awarding Bettina Fleck the Erna-Scheffler-Förderpreis 2017  at the  Bundesverfassungsgericht. The award was endowed with 1000 € for the best master thesis.
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Selected publications
  • Rastegar S, Parimisetty A, Cassam-Sulliman A, Narra Sai S, Weber S, Rastegar  M, Viranaicken W, Couret D, Planesse C, Strähle U, Meilhac O, Lefebvre d’Hellencourt C, Diotel D.
    Expression of adiponectin receptors in the brain of adult zebrafish and mouse: Links with neurogenic niches and brain repair. 2019 J Comp Neurol (in Press).

  • Gerber V, Yang L, Takamiya M, Ribes V, Gourain V, Peravali R, Stegmaier J, Mikut R, Reischl M, Ferg M, Rastegar S#, Strähle U.
    The HMG box transcription factors Sox1a and b specify a new class of glycinergic interneurons in the spinal cord of zebrafish embryos. 2019 Development (in Press).

  • Zhao, H., Di Mauro, G., Lungu-Mitea, S., Negrini, P., Guarino, A.M., Frigato, E., Braunbeck, T., Ma, H., Lamparter, T., Vallone, D., Bertolucci, C., Foulkes, N.S. (2018) Modulation of DNA Repair Systems in Blind Cavefish during Evolution in Constant Darkness.  Current Biology.  DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.039.

  • Lu Zhou; G. Ulrich Nienhaus (2018)
    Superresolution and pulse-chase imaging reveal the role of vesicle transport in polar growth of fungal cells
    Sci. Adv. 2018;4:e1701798
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The Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (ITG) is a trans-disciplinary institute where biologists, chemists and physicists together aim to elucidate molecular and cellular interactions at functional interfaces. This knowledge guides the rational design and engineering of novel sophisticated tools for controlling the behaviour of cells in vivo and in vitro.
Our major topics are:

  • Cellular signalling Profile
  • Cell differentiation and proliferation 
  • Development and regeneration
  • Pathophysiology of diseases

 

 

 

     

 

 

 





 







 


 

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