ERC Consolidator Grants for outstanding Scientific Work
Research Data Management in Medical and Biomedical Sciences
On 20 and 22 June 2022 (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) the INF project and the Research Data Services (RDS) of the University of Duisburg-Essen (https://www.uni-due.de/rds/) will jointly offer in cooperation with the ZB MED (https://www.zbmed.de/) a workshop on Research Data Management (RDM) in Medical and Biomedical Sciences in the CRC/TR 296 LOCOTACT. The workshop will provide a general introduction to the basics of RDM in addition to best practices, subject-specific requirements, and examples from the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).
The two-day workshop will take place online and is intended for all-qualification-level (bio-)medical researchers, especially for PhD/MD students of the CRC/TR 296 LOCOTACT, postdocs and PIs are also welcome to join. The course will be taught in English.
LOCOTACT Lectures - Miguel López
We thank Prof. Miguel López for his fantastic talk entitled “Obesity Wars: A new hope, hypothalamic AMPK targeting”.
Prof. López gave insights in his work and his stunning findings about hypothalamic AMPK targeting in the context of obesity treatment. His research group “NeurObesity” is based in the Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CIMUS) at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain.
We are curious about his future investigations and wish him a successful research year 2022.
Congratulations to Dr. Steffen Mayerl (LOCOTACT PI) who has been awarded with the Karl-Oberdisse-Preis 2022!
The "Karl Oberdisse Prize" of the North Rhine-Westphalian Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology is awarded for the best clinical or experimental work in the field of endocrinology and diabetology, which has been developed to a substantial extent in North Rhine-Westphalia by a physician or scientist.
LOCOTACT Lectures - Matthias Gunzer
We thank Prof. Matthias Gunzer for his delightful talk about “Neutrophils in sterile and infectious inflammation“ with stunning images of biological structures and processes.
Prof. Gunzer demonstrated the impressive imaging possibilities his Lab and Team provides.
We enjoyed the fruitful discussion afterwards and are happy to welcome him in the future for further insights in his work.
Berliner Forschungspreis 2021 "Alternativen zu Tierversuchen"
Finally, the PhD and MD students had the opportunity to meet in person.
Jeremiah Hendren gave an excellent 1.5-day workshop on "Academic Writing" with plenty of time for participants to work in small groups on their own writing.
Also invited was Sebastian Hönes, who spoke about mouse models in TH research on the one hand, and shared some experiences and thoughts on career options and work-life balance on the other.
Antonia Mondorf, spokesperson of the YARE board, took the opportunity to introduce YARE and its activities.
Society for Endocrinology (SFE/BES) Awards 2021
European Hormone Medal 2022
He receives this award for basic research in the field of endocrinology and for his commitment to the promotion of young endocrinologists.
The award ceremony will follow the plenary lecture "Great impact in low quantities - thyroid hormones, trace elements and endocrine disruptors" at the European Congress of Endocrinology, ECE 2022 in Milan. read more