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Alumninews 15

For this issue, while the coronavirus dominates our thoughts and actions, we have talked to Biozentrum Alumnus Max Brackmann who works as a postdoc at the Spiez Laboratory which deals with NBC protection, the defense against nuclear, biological and chemical hazards, and we shed light on our pandemic experts's research, Prof. Richard Neher. Furthermore, we present you the newly founded Center of Competence “AntiResist” which might shift antibiotics research paradigm and Prof. Anne Spang’s thoughts about gener equality in research. 

On a peace mission: From NBC protection to arms control 

Whether anthrax, smallpox, Ebola or corona viruses – none of these are exotic to the Biozentrum alumnus Max Brackmann. He works as a postdoc at the Spiez Lab, which deals with NBC protection, the defense against nuclear, biological and chemical hazards. More

Coronavirus pandemic

Prof. Richard Neher has become a leading expert on the pandemic. The topics of the many media requests are his open-source platform nextstrain.org and the COVID-19 Scenarios tool which tracks the spread of the virus. More

Shift in antibiotics research paradigm

Prof. Christoph Dehio will lead a new interdisciplinary National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) to develop new strategies in the fight against antibiotic-resistant pathogens. More

From bedside to the bench and back.

Providing the clinical samples or developing model systems – both the University Hospital and the bioengineers at the D-BSSE are important partners in the NCCR. More

Gender equality

The world of science remains dominated by men. The further up the career ladder, the more women are lost from the academic system. For Prof. Anne Spang only a change in society can lead to true equality. More

Electron microscope virtuoso

In commemoration of the 100th birthday of the physicist Prof. Eduard Kellenberger, a founding member of the Biozentrum and a scientist who mastered the electron microscope to perfection. More