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CSSB Newsletter 7
Michael Kolbe and Jörg Labahn with their research groups in the communication area on the first floor of our new building.
June not only brings blue skies and sunshine but also the grand opening of CSSB. We are looking forward to celebrating this special occasion with all those who have supported CSSB's ambitious research vision over the years. As our research groups begin to move into the new building, we are excited to see our vision of research centre that fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research become a reality.
IMAGE: Melissa Prass
CSSB SCIENTISTS MOVE-IN
Last month, two CSSB research groups moved into the new CSSB Building. The groups of principal investigators Michael Kolbe (HZI) and Jörg Labahn (FZJ) are busy setting up their laboratories on the first floor of the building.
IMAGE: Kay Grünewald
15,6 MILLION EUROS FOR HIGH-TECH MICROSCOPES
The DFG has granted the Universität Hamburg co-financing for establishing a 15.6 million Euro electron cryo-microscopy facility in the new CSSB building. The German Federal Government will provide 50% of the overall financing and the city of Hamburg will provide the other 50%.
CSSB has published a new research programme detailing the centre's research strategy for the coming years. The research programme was created with input from the CSSB Directorate and was approved by the CSSB Council. Please visit our media centre to download a pdf copy of the document.
The CSSB Opening Symposium: Frontiers in Structural Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions will take place in the new CSSB building from 13-15 November 2017. Visit the symposium website below to find out who will be speaking and how you can register to attend.
IMAGE: David S. Goodsell, the Scripps Research Institute
CSSB Building Update
IMAGE: Melissa Prass
CSSB OPENING CEREMONY
Save the Date! The Opening Ceremony for the new CSSB building will take place on 29 June 2017. Talks will be given by Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker, Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz, Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilmanns, and Prof. Dr. Helmut Dosch. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with CSSB scientists and take a tour of the new building.
SIMPLIFIED MOLECULAR NEEDLE
CSSB scientist Thomas Marlovits, in collaboration with colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), discovered that a minimalist approach can also be applied to complex biological systems, such as the type III secretion system. The findings of this collaborative study have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
STRUCTURE OF A KEY SYSTEM FOR TB BACTERIA REVEALED
An international collaboration of scientists from Hamburg, Vienna and Amsterdam has come one step closer to understanding how mycobacterium, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, function. In a paper published in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology, scientists from two CSSB groups – Matthias Wilmanns from the EMBL Hamburg Unit and Thomas Marlovits from Vienna and joining the UKE – in a collaborative effort reveal the first molecular structure of the type VII secretion system