Annual Meeting of the DGZ 2013 in Heidelberg

Here is a link to the 2013 International Joint Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology and the Society for Developmental Biology in Heidelberg. It will be staged between March 20 - 23 and again cover a variety of fascinating topics related to current problems in cell and developmental biology. Abstract submission deadline for the meeting is January 31, 2013. But remember: The last chance to throw in YOUR contribution to the Werner Risau Prize will be on January 15, 2013. If you want to get the announcement poster for the DGZ meeting (i.e. to spread the word about this wonderful meeting in your institution) you can find the PDF on the download page.

Photos from the 2012 award

Have a look at the photos from the 2012 award ceremony on the Photos page!

The next Annual Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology 2013

The competition is open again for the next WRP, which will be awarded as usual during the next 36th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology! The exact date and the location for 2013 have not been announced yet for this event but we will keep you posted. My guess is that it will take place again in March or April! As soon as this information will be released, you will also find it here on this website. So wrap up your stories and enter the combat zome! Apply for the Werner Risau Prize NOW! Admittedly, the deadline is still far away (January 15, 2013) but remember: Publishing may not be as straightforward as you might have assumed intially - and it can be a quite lenghty and cumbersome process!

And the winner is....

We are happy to announce our this year´s winner of the Werner Risau Prize: Dr. Jorge Ivan Alvarez from the Neuroimmunology Unit at the Centre Hospitalier De L'Université de Montréal, Canada. Although we again had received quite a number of really outstanding applications of high quality, Jorge Alvarez´ study on the role of hedgehog signaling on the integrity of the blood brain barrier and its implications on immune quiescence in the CNS was so convincing that the prize committee hardly did not have any alternative but select him as the new awardee. He will be presenting in the late afternoon on March 21 during the 35th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Cell Biology (March 21-25, 2012). Hope to see you all there!

Application Deadline extended!

Due to problems with the E-Mail address of Prof. Hallmann that was provided on The Prize - webpage, we decided to extend the application deadline until January 25th, 2012. We are sorry for any inconveniences that this might have caused and hope to get all potential applicants, which might have been discouraged by not being able to send their application, to submit their paperwork NOW! Good luck!