News from the Institute
Infection with Salmonella, epithelial cells can get rid of the unwanted invader by a process called autophagy. In today's issue of the journal Science, an international group of scientists around IBC2 director Ivan Dikic describes how selectivity is achieved in this process.... (read more)
Dr. Christian Behrends received the prestigious Emmy Noether Research Fellowship by the DFG. His independent group will be funded for three years with a perspective to 3 years extension. The mammalian autophagy signaling pathway is at the center of Dr. Behrends's research activities. In particular, he is interested in the dynamics of the autophagy interaction network under different physiological conditions... (read more)
An international team of scientists led by IBCII director Ivan Dikic discovered a novel role for the protein SHARPIN in immune signalling.
In today's issue of Nature, they show how SHARPIN stimulates formation of linearized ubiquitin chains, triggering activation of a central regulator of immune responses.
Prof. Stefan Müller is appointed W2 professor in biochemistry at IBCII and will be an independant group leader for SUMO signaling group.... (read more)
Dr. Christian Behrends from Harvard Medical School in Boston will join IBCII as an independant group leader. He will establish the Autophagy signaling group.... (read more)