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  • Three projects of the Levkin Group have been funded by the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg (MWK).
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  • Award and Promotion for the ITG Spin-Off Aquarray GmbH
    Aquarray has received the highly competitive award of the European Commission "Seal of Excellence".
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  • Nature Communications paper out! 
    Check out our paper in Nature Communications: “Marrying chemistry with biology by combining on-chip solution-based combinatorial synthesis and cellular screening”. Great paper highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary research. Congrats Max and all co-authors!

  • 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”

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.
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International Master in Synthetic Biologie

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