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The EU-LIFE Translational Research Working Group has just published a correspondence article in Nature’s edition of January 22nd, 2015.

In this short comment entitled Interdisciplinary research: Bold alliances aid translational work and authored by Janine T. Erler (Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen) on behalf of the group, EU-LIFE partners call for the need of translational research to venture out of its comfort zone and become more interdisciplinary.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Editorial by Thomas Sommer, Deputy Scientific Director of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine 

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the VIB, Belgium


The Next Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis: Tools and Technologies meeting (NGAPA) in June 2015 was a great success and we are pleased to announce the 2nd edition in October, 2017.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria


Scientists at CeMM and the Medical University of Vienna shed light at a complex immune program that starts right after birth: the study published in Cell Reports reveals how interleukin-33 signaling induced by the first breath shapes the performance of pulmonary immune cells and influences anti-bacterial defenses.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Finland


The recently established EV Core at the University of Helsinki is a globally unique technology core providing extracellular vesicle (EV) know-how and tools for characterization and downstream analyses of EVs.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany


For the CRISPR-Cas9 system to work, researchers have to design RNA sequences that specifically match the sequence of the target gene. CrispRGold, written by MDC scientists, helps to identify the most effective and specific RNA sequences. The team has also developed a mouse strain that expresses high levels of Cas9.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany


Some proteins behave in an unusual way: the older they become, the more stable they are. A research team has traced the life cycle of thousands of proteins from synthesis to disposal. 

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Babraham Institute (BI), United Kingdom


The Babraham Institute’s ‘Ageing Cell’ conference took place earlier this year (27-28 March 2017) and was supported by the Biochemical Society among others. The event, which showcased the very latest research Ageing at a cellular level, brought together over 200 delegates to its campus and new conferencing facilities. In a programme designed to explore the intersections of research disciplines, the event did not disappoint.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

News from the VIB, Belgium


Led by professor Ludo Van Den Bosch (VIB-KU Leuven), scientists from Belgium, the UK and the US have identified new processes that form protein “clumps” that are characteristic of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). How these proteins, which can bind RNA in normal cells, stick together has long remained elusive.

EU-LIFE Science Newsletter 3/2017

Community News from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain


EMBL and the Spanish government signed an agreement for a new site dedicated to tissue biology and disease modelling. EMBL and CRG will strengthen links further now that EMBL will be physically present on site and thanks to the establishment of the new CRG-EMBL Local Partnership until 2021.