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10/12
2017

Off the Bench 02|2017

An Interview with Madeline Lancaster: Brain Research in the Third Dimension

Hamburg, October 12, 2017 – The new “Off the Bench” is here. Eppendorf AG publishes the life science and style magazine twice per year. The current title story introduces British cell biologist Madeline Lancaster, who developed a method for growing four-millimeter mini brains from cell cultures. The researcher and her team are passionately pursuing the question of what sets us as humans apart from other living beings.

In addition to three-dimensional brain research, Off the Bench explores how so-called super plants extract poisonous substances from the soil and use them to their benefit. A research approach to freeing contaminated soil of heavy metals? It is also plants which came to life this spring in the Californian desert after years of drought, transforming the otherwise bleak landscape into a sea of colors.

Other exciting topics included in this issue are a city profile of Washington, where the leading trade show for neuroscientists from all over the globe, “Neuroscience”, will be held in November, as well as a report on research careers and the global stations of scientist Wim Delva. A guest contribution presented by Off the Bench with the kind authorization of the scientific publication “Science”.

Off the Bench can be ordered free of charge via magazine@eppendorf.com, or you may subscribe online at News & Media.

All magazine content is also available online at www.eppendorf.com/OTB.

10/01
2017

Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2018: Call for entries!

From October 1, 2017, until January 15, 2018, young researchers not older than 35 years, with an advanced degree, who are performing biomedical research in Europe are invited to apply for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2018.

09/01
2017

New Eppendorf Advantage™ campaign: Cool savings on centrifuge packages and freezers

Like It, Order It, Love It! This is the motto of Eppendorf’s new Advantage campaign. Special offers on refrigerated centrifuges and ultra-low temperature freezers allow customers to equip their laboratories with premium products at favorable conditions. Offers are also conveniently available in the Eppendorf online shop*.

The following offers are available from September 1 until December 31, 2017:

15 % saving on Centrifuge 5810 R Cell Culture/Plate Package15 % saving on Centrifuge 5430 R Tube Volume Variety PackageSpecial offers on Premium U410, HEF® U410, and Innova® U725/U725-G ultra-low temperature freezers

 

More info at www.eppendorf.com/advantage

*Offers may vary by country. Online shops are not yet available in all countries

08/28
2017

Video with highlights from the Eppendorf Award 2017 presentation to Dr. Tom Baden

August 28, 2017

See the video with highlights from the Eppendorf Award ceremony at EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 2017, where Dr. Tom Baden, a neuroscientist at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, received the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2017. The video includes Prof. Maria Leptin's laudation and Tom Baden’s scientific talk on signal processing in the retina:
“What the eye tells the brain, and how it got there”. 

Watch the video now!

 

 

08/04
2017

Now online: The new Nature podcast with Dr. Tom Baden, Eppendorf Award Winner 2017

August 4, 2017

“What the eye tells the brain, and how it got there”. In a new Nature podcast, which went online on August 4, Dr. Tom Baden talks about signal processing in the retina. Tom Baden is Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, and the 2017 winner of the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators. Besides the interview with Baden the podcast includes some snippets and statements from the Award ceremony which took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 2017.

Listen to the podcast

07/14
2017

BioNews No. 47: Bioprocess Control Made Easy: The New BioFlo® 120

As one of the leading bioprocess suppliers, we know: Nothing is as constant as change in a bioprocess laboratory! New experimental set-ups are developed, other production...

As one of the leading bioprocess suppliers, we know: Nothing is as constant as change in a bioprocess laboratory! New experimental set-ups are developed, other production organisms are tested, and new personnel must be trained. With the new bioprocess controller BioFlo® 120, we provide you with a user-friendly, flexible system, with which you will conquer these challenges effortlessly

Enjoy reading this and more articles as well as product news and detailed Application Notes in the new edition of Eppendorf BioNews!

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06/23
2017

2017 Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators presented to Tom Baden

This year’s research prize awarded by Eppendorf goes to the United Kingdom

Tom Baden PD., Ph.D.

Heidelberg/Hamburg, June 23, 2017

In 2017, the Hamburg life science company is presenting its highly prestigious research prize for the 22nd time. The independent Eppendorf Award Jury chaired by Prof. Reinhard Jahn selected Dr. Tom Baden, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, as the 2017 winner of the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators.

The Award ceremony took place at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, on June 22, 2017. The laudatio honoring Tom Baden’s achievements was held by Award Jury member Prof. Maria Leptin.

Tom Baden, born 1982, receives the € 20,000 prize for his ground-breaking work on signal processing in the retina. The Jury: “His results have profoundly changed our understanding of circuits and synaptic computation in the retina, revealing novel and exciting properties of sensory neurons. The findings are of general significance for our understanding how small neuronal microcircuits can dissociate complex sensory patterns into specific representations within the nervous system.”

In his scientific talk ‘What the eye tells the brain, and how it got there’, Tom Baden explained the optical approach that he and his colleagues had tried in order to provide a functional roadmap of how light entering the eye and impinging on millions of photoreceptor neurons ultimately results in a highly processed and parallelized representation of the visual world to be sent to the brain.

Tom Baden: “I am humbled and delighted by this award, which recognizes a long-standing team effort that involved the hard work of several talented colleagues, most notably Katrin Franke, Philipp Berens and Thomas Euler”.

With the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award, which was established in 1995, Eppendorf AG honors outstanding work in biomedical research and supports young scientists in Europe up to the age of 35. The Eppendorf Award is presented in partnership with the scientific journal Nature. The Award winner is selected by an independent committee composed of Prof. Reinhard Jahn (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany), Prof. Dieter Häussinger (Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology, Düsseldorf, Germany), Prof. Maria Leptin (EMBO, Heidelberg, Germany), Prof. Martin J. Lohse (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Berlin, Germany), and Prof. Laura Machesky (Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK).

More information about entry details, judging procedures, and past winners can be found at
www.eppendorf.com/award

 

 

04/26
2017

Off the Bench - An afternoon with Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo: can cellular stress heal cancer?

Off the Bench 01/2017

Hamburg, April 27, 2017 

The second issue of Off the Bench, the LifeScienceStyle Magazine by Eppendorf, is here. Our new title story features the Spanish biochemist Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, who researches the connection between DNA damage, replicative cellular stress and the development of cancer at the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Further topics in this issue include a critical look at the genome editing process CRISPR as well as the global extinction of red algae species, the source of the gelling agent agar-agar. This issue’s travel destination is the Swiss metropolis of Geneva, host to this year’s trade fair ESHRE of the Europe­an Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, held in early July. Lastly, with the kind permission of the journal Science, author Jeffrey J. McDonnell explains what authors of scientific publications may learn from Hollywood directors.

“After the many positive responses to our inaugural issue, we are very pleased to once again offer our readers valuable insights for their daily work routine with this new issue”, states Thomas Bachmann, President & CEO of the Eppendorf AG.

Off the Bench can be ordered free of charge via magazine@eppendorf.com, or you may subscribe online at corporate.eppendorf.com/de/news-medien.

All magazine content is also available online at www.eppendorf.com/OTB.

01/23
2017

BioNews No. 46: Centrifuge 5920 R offers more comfort with universal rotors

Do you spin tubes as well as plates in your laboratory? Are you tired of switching between different rotors or rotor buckets? Then it’s time to look forward to the new refrigerated Centrifuge 5920 R. It offers exceptionally high capacity and, thanks to practical universal swing-bucket rotors, a considerable gain in convenience (p. 4–5).

Do you work with cell culture? Our new Cell Handling online portal provides you bundled expert knowledge on the topics of contamination, identity, and reproducibility – researched in depth by the Eppendorf cell experts.

Enjoy reading these and more articles as well as product news and detailed Application Notes in the new edition of Eppendorf BioNews!

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11/18
2016

Balzan Prize 2016 for Reinhard Jahn

Eppendorf Award Jury Chairman Prof. Reinhard Jahn receives the 2016 Balzan Prize in the field of molecular and cellular neurosciences

It is regarded as one of the most prestigious scientific awards: This year’s Balzan Prize goes to Prof. Reinhard Jahn from Göttingen, Germany. The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry receives the CHF 750,000 Prize in the field of molecular and cellular neurosciences for his pioneering research into signal transmission in the nervous system. As a neurobiologist, he has researched how nerve cells communicate with each other and which molecular mechanisms underlie this signal transmission. Half of the 750,000 Swiss francs in prize money will flow into research projects with young scientists.

In addition to his research, Reinhard Jahn has always been committed to promoting junior scientists. He has been a member of the jury for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators since 2008 and became its Chairman in 2012.

 

More about Reinhard Jahn’s research

https://www.mpg.de/10742058/balzan-prize-reinhard-jahn

More about the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators

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