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  • Momo’s presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2016

    On December 10th 2016, Momo gave a talk on the “The year in review: Update on basic science discoveries in 2016” at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, Texas, USA. You can download the presentation by clicking here: san-antonio-december2016-m-bentires-alj The video will be available soon on https://www.sabcs.org/2016-Sabcs    

  • Best lightning talk prize for Atul Sethi at the All SystemsX.ch Day 2016

    Around 200 researchers took part in the All SystemsX.ch Day in Bern on September 1st, 2016. Among the participants, Atul Sethi, a post-doctoral associate in Michael Stadler’s lab at the FMI and Momo’s lab at DBM, received the prize for the best lightning talk. He presented the work on studying breast tumor heterogeneity using single…

  • Shany Koren obtained the Ed Fischer Prize honoring outstanding PhD theses at FMI

    On September 16th 2016, Shany Koren received the Ed Fisher Prize during the FMI annual meeting. The Ed Fischer Prize is awarded annually to a student at the FMI who has performed outstanding thesis work. It is named after Ed Fischer to acknowledge his 1992 Nobel Prize as well as his personal interest in the FMI.…

  • 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…