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31.03.2020: Collaborative work with the group of Tobias Madl, Medical University Graz, published in PNAS:

„Nonclassical nuclear localization signals mediate nuclear import of CIRBP“.
Congratulations to co-first authors Ben Bourgeois (Madl lab) and Saskia Hutten (Dormann lab) and all co-authors!

Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32234784

 

14.12.2019: Dormann lab & friends Christmas Dinner

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Cheers to a successful and fun year 2019!

 

29.09.2019: Dormann lab is now on Twitter: follow us @DormannL!

 

27./28.09.2019: First lab retreat by the Dormann lab and Ruepp lab in Ljubljana
combined with attendance of the EMBO Workshop on „RNP network dynamics in development and disease“

dormannlabretreat1_735Discussing great science in the Ruepp lab’s apartment

dormannlabretreat2_735… and enjoying Pizza and wine
in one of Llubjana’s many street restaurants.


23.09.2019: Hilary Wunderlich successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

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Congratulations, Dr. Wunderlich!

 

20.08.2019: Review article on „Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Disease“
by Simon Alberti and Dorothee Dormann published in Annual Reviews of Genetics

Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31430179


12.07.2019: Jacqueline Cordes successfully defends her M.Sc. thesis

Congrats, Jackie!


02.07.2019: Collaborative work with the group of Markus Zweckstetter, Göttingen, published in Nature Communications: „Lysine/RNA-interactions drive and regulate biomolecular condensation“.
Congratulations to Saskia Hutten and all co-authors!

Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31266957


05.06.2019: Review article by Saskia Hutten & Dorothee Dormann published in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, entitled: „Nucleocytoplasmic transport defects in neurodegeneration - Cause or consequence?“

Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31152789


14.03.2019: Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2019 awarded to Dorothee Dormann in St Paul’s Church in Frankfurt

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Related links:

https://aktuelles.uni-frankfurt.de/englisch/the-2019-paul-ehrlich-and-ludwig-darmstaedter-prize-for-young-researchers-dorothee-dormann-receives-award/

https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/75764421/2019

https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/76772089/ContentPage_76772089


25.02.2019: Dormann lab receives research grant by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to study the molecular defect caused by dipeptide repeat (DPR) proteins in C9orf72-asssociated neurodegeneration

Link to Fritz Thyssen Foundation: http://www.fritz-thyssen-stiftung.de/en/


19.02.2019: Dormann lab receives research grant in the DFG priority programme “Molecular mechanisms of functional phase separation” (SPP2191) to study the driving forces of TDP-43 phase transitions and their physiological and pathological consequences in cells

Links to the Priority Programme on Functional Phase Separation (SPP2191):

www.spp2191.com

https://www.dfg.de/foerderung/info_wissenschaft/2018/info_wissenschaft_18_19/

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16.01.2019: Dorothee Dormann will receive the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers 2019

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Today it was announced that Dorothee Dormann will be awarded the 2019 “Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers” for her work on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. The award is given out once a year to a young researcher in Germany for outstanding achievements in biomedical research. Dorothee Dormann will be presented with the award on 14 March 2019 in St Paul’s Church in Frankfurt am Main. It is endowed with 60.000 € to support Dr. Dormann’s research.

Related links:

http://www.en.uni-muenchen.de/news/newsarchiv/2019/dormann_neurodegeneration.html

http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/75764421/2019



26.12.2018: Review article by Mario Hofweber & Dorothee Dormann published in J. Biol. Chem.

Pubmed link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30587571



13.12.2018: Samyuktha Suresh successfully defends her M.Sc. thesis


 Sams Goodbye Dinner

 A well-deserved celebration at our favorite Italian Restaurant…

 

05.12.2018: Mario Hofweber successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis

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Congratulations, Dr. Hofweber!


29.05.2018: Dormann lab receives funding to study “Regulation of RGG-mediated nuclear import”
(joint DFG-FWF grant with Prof. Tobias Madl, Medical University of Graz)


Link to Madl lab: https://mbbc.medunigraz.at/en/research/research-units-and-groups/research-group-prof-madl/tobias-madl/


08.05.2018: Paper by Dormann lab published in Scientific Reports – congrats to Helena and all co-authors!

Related links:

Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29728564

https://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/no-tdp-43-and-fus-are-not-actively-exported-nucleus


25.04.2018: Helena Ederle successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis

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25.04.2018: Samyuktha Suresh (M.Sc. student) receives Lehre@LMU research award

for an independent student research project in the Dormann lab. Congrats, Sam!


19.04.2018: Paper by Dormann lab published in Cell
– congrats to Mario and Saskia and all
co-authors!


Related links:

Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29677514


http://www.bmc.med.uni-muenchen.de/news/news/index.html

https://www.uni-muenchen.de/informationen_fuer/presse/index.html

https://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/liquid-phase-transition-deluge-data-points-multiple-regulators


22.11.2017: Poster Award to Saskia Hutten

at the Friedrich Merz guest professorship symposium about ALS/SCA in Frankfurt a.M.: “Molecular Mechanisms of ALS/FTD – from nuclear transport defects to protein aggregation


09.11.2016: SyNergy Advanced Postdoc Award to Saskia Hutten

Saskia Hutten receives „Advanced Postdoc Award“ of the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), providing seed funds for a new independent research project.

 

21.05.2016: ENCALS Young Investigator Award (Silver Medalist) to Dorothee Dormann

At the ENCALS (European Network to cure ALS) meeting in Milano, the ENCALS award committee acknowledged Dorothee Dormann as Silver medallist for the ENCALS Young Investigator Award 2016. The ENCALS young investigator award was designed to recognise the brightest and best young scientists in ALS, and is given for outstanding research. It is judged by the ENCALS award committee, an international panel of experts.

 

01.01. 2016: Hans und Ilse-Breuer PhD scholarship

Helena Ederle receives a two-year PhD scholarship by the Hans und Ilse Breuer Foundation. The scholarship is awarded for outstanding performances and promotes a young generation of scientists in the field of Alzheimer and dementia research in Germany.

 

24.02.2014: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award for Dorothee Dormann

Dorothee Dormann has been awarded the 2014 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for her work on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. The award is recognized as the most important prize for early career researchers in Germany. Dorothee Dormann and nine other recipients of the award were presented with the prize of 20,000 euros on 12 May in Berlin.

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Related Links

DFG Press Release

LMU Press Release

Portrait of Dorothee Dormann