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  • Mohamed Bentires-Alj has been elected to the membership of EMBO

      Mohamed Bentires-Alj of the FMI has been elected to the membership of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). He is among the 58 outstanding life scientists from Europe and elsewhere newly elected for EMBO. FMI press release “I am delighted by the addition of 58 outstanding scientists to our membership […]”, EMBO Director Maria…

  • Bruno Speck Award 2016

    During the Basel Stem Cell Network Annual Meeting 2016, Shany Koren obtained the Bruno Speck Award for her publication: “PIK3CA-H1047R induces multipotency and multilineage mammary tumors”. Congratulations ! In 2012, Nicola Aceto, PhD student in the lab, also obtained his award for his paper “Tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 promotes breast cancer progression andmaintains tumor-initiating cells via…

  • ERC Advanced grant

    We obtained the ERC Advanced grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Here is more details about this great news on the FMI website: http://www.fmi.ch/news/releases/articles/erc.160425.html

  • Pfizer Research Prize 2016

    In January, Marie-May received the Pfizer Research Award with Kirsten Mertz for their work on CCL2, published in 2014, with Laura Bonapace, former post-doc in the lab. More details about this prize below. FMI Press Release Three FMI Postdocs awarded with the Pfizer Research Prize 2016 Three FMI Postdocs, Marie-May Coissieux, Indranil Banerjee and Yasuyuki Miyake, have…

  • Congrats Shany !

    On December 15th 2015, Shany defended her thesis and officially became PhD. Congrats !

  • AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research

      In December, Momo received the AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research in San Antonio. This award recognizes investigators below the age of 50 with significant work in their field. We are extremely proud and glad of this prize. Congratulations Momo !! FMI Press release In recent years, Mohamed Bentires-Alj has made significant contributions to…

  • Industry and Academia Collaborating to Innovate for Patients

    Nice read about how academia and industry can work together. Novartis Press Release We don’t just develop medicines here at Novartis Pharmaceuticals – we also form partnerships with people and organizations that enhance our ability to help people live longer and healthier lives. Our collaboration with the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), a…

  • Robert Wenner Prize 2014

    The Swiss Cancer League has awarded today the Robert Wenner Prize 2014 to Momo Bentires-Alj. The Robert Wenner Prize is one of the most prestigious scientific awards in cancer research in Switzerland. Bentires-Alj’s innovative research into the mechanism controlling the formation and progression of breast cancer was cited by the award jury, as were his relentless…

  • Dora-Seif Prize for Cancer Research

    FMI Press Release Two FMI group leaders honored by scientific community Rainer Friedrich, neurobiologist and senior group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, has been honored by the Jean-Marie Delwart Foundation in Belgium for his high-impact work in the field of higher olfactory signal processing. The prize amounts to USD 10’000 and…