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

More about the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators


What shapes the human immune system?

Video with 2016 Eppendorf Award winner Adrian Liston

Eppendorf Award winner 2016 Prof. Adrian Liston (Group leader at VIB Translational Immunology Lab, University of Leuven, Belgium) and his team study the genetic basis of immune disease through a multi-disciplinary approach that assesses the entire cascade of events leading to disease. They keep a broad perspective of immune diseases rather than focusing in on a single pathway or technique.

Watch the video from the Eppendorf Award Ceremony on June 2, 2016, at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, with Adrian Liston’s scientific talk on the human immune system.


Kick-off for new Eppendorf Advantage™ promotion

Customers can look forward to savings up to 20 %

Perfect Teamwork – under this motto Eppendorf is complementing its customers‘ expertise with matching Eppendorf equipment. The new special offers with savings up to 20 % shall make crucial work steps in microbiology and other application fields easier, safer, and more efficient.

The following offers* are available from September 1 until December 31, 2016:

> 20 % savings on the Multipette® M4 and Combitips advanced®
> 20 % discount of the Eppendorf ThermoMixer® C
> Up to 20 % discount on the Eppendorf BioPhotometer® D30
> Centrifuge 5424/5424 R with FREE Eppendorf Kit rotor®
> 10 % savings on Innova® 44/44R incubator shakers plus a FREE Universal Platform

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*Offers may vary by country.


BioNews No. 45: Pipetting - with a Smile

With pipetting solutions for every taste and demand, as well as a broad spectrum of support and training opportunities, we aim to make your daily pipetting routine as pleasant and efficient as possible. 

Read the new Eppendorf BioNews to learn how you can handle difficult liquids without effort. Or see with your own eyes how the quality of a pipette tip’s orifice significantly influences small volume pipetting accuracy. Our microscopic pictures speak for themselves.

Read more in the new Eppendorf BioNews Nr. 45


New Eppendorf Advantage™ limited offers for microbiological processes.

Customers can save up to 25 %!

New Eppendorf Advantage™ limited offers for microbiological processes. Customers can save up to 25 %! The new Eppendorf Advantage promotion “Macro-offers for Microbiologists” includes Eppendorf premium products ideally suited for the most important steps of the microbiology workflow. Between March 1 and June 30, 2016, customers can save up to 25 %!

The offers*

> Eppendorf Mastercycler® nexus gradient with 25 % off

> 20 % discount on any Eppendorf Xplorer® or
Eppendorf Xplorer plus electronic pipette

> epMotion® 96 with 20 % off list price

> Eppendorf HeatSealer S100 with 20 % savings

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*Offers may vary by country.


How do cells keep their balance?

Video from Eppendorf Award ceremony 2015

The mission of Eppendorf Award 2015 winner Thomas Wollert (Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany) is to reveal the molecular mechanisms of autophagy. See the highlights from Reinhard Jahn’s laudatio and Thomas Wollert’s presentation.

Visit to watch the video from the Eppendorf Award ceremony.


Eppendorf implements a flexible education plan for internal and external target groups

„Eppendorf Academy“ shall also be used in the future for Extended Enterprise training

Hamburg, November 2015

High-quality training and further education of its employees and external partners represents one of the critical success factors for Eppendorf AG. Following initial positive experiences with eLearning, the company has now implemented an integrated training concept in cooperation with a leading provider of Blended Learning training solutions.

The objective of the partnership between Eppendorf AG and IMC AG (Saarbrücken, Germany) was to establish an open and flexible training platform both for its own employees and external partners. The result is the „Eppendorf Academy“, operated in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

In a recently published joint Case Study (see pdf file), you can learn more about the efficient training strategy of the Eppendorf AG.


smartLAB - Working with the Lab of the Future Today

Dr. Tanja Musiol, Project Leader Marketing for Customer Workflows at Eppendorf explain how Eppendorf is bringing some innovations from smartLAB, the lab of the future, to labs today.

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Eppendorf at Biotechnica 2015

Eppendorf built a glass laboratory at the Biotechnica 2015 and offered guided laboratory tours. During these tours, the application experts explained typical applications and processes in the cell-biological/bioprocess laboratory. Day-to-day tasks or problems were discussed with the customer directly on-site.

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Eppendorf BioNews No. 43 out now!

Eppendorf BioNews No. 43

The latest edition of our printed newsletter features interesting product innovations: the BioFlo® 320, a flexible solution for process control in cell culture and fermentation, two handy HeatSealers for reliable sealing of different plate formats, our CryoCube® ultra-low temperature freezers as well as the Eppendorf Cell Imaging Consumables for efficient cell growth and precise fluorescence analysis.

Furthermore, you will find Application Notes, news, tips, and our popular prize competition!



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