Department of Biology, ETH Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland
Joined April 2017
In a recent publication from the Vorholt lab @Microbio_ETH, a proteomic approach was used to reveal dynamic changes in bacterial phenotypes during plant colonization. The observed adaptation minimizes niche overlap and stabilizes coexistence. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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A study by @BodenmillerLab maps the #melanoma tumor microenvironment by detecting various immune cell markers and chemokines to better understand #Tcell dysfunction and #Bcell recruitment. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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Based on #metabolomics, the Sauer lab identified the cross-feeding network in a mouse gut consortium and demonstrates how it is tailored to produce the anti-inflammatory butyrate. More about the topic: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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D-BIOL @ ETH Zurich retweeted
The biochemical method developed by Daniel Richter, @EdgarsLakis & Jörn Piel promises versatile applications in #research & #medicine. For their innovation, they were awarded the #SparkAward 2022 by ETH Zurich. Congratulations! @ETH_DBIOL @VanessaWood_ETH ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e…
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ETH Zurich Spark Award 2022: a total of 99 patent-​pending inventions, 20 of which were shortlisted for the award, five made it through to the finals. And the winner is: Daniel Richter, Edgars Lakis and group leader Jörn Piel! Our congratulations, well done, we are proud of you!
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Fingers crossed for Edgars Lakis, Jörn Piel and Daniel Richter from the D-BIOL who are among the top 5 finalists of the Spark Award 2022 for the most promising invention! The winner will be announced on April 27, 2022. ethz.ch/sparkaward
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The latest paper of the Barral Lab establishes how ageing and genomic instability affect the functionality of Nuclear Pore Complexes, the gates linking nucleus and cytoplasm. Extrachromosomal DNA trigger NPC remodeling, and thereby promote ageing. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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#TMED2 binding restricts SMO to the #ER and #Golgi compartments. The Wutz lab @ETH_en with Jerome-Majewska and Roelink labs shows that #Smoothened secretion from the ER & Golgi to #PlasmaMembrane is regulated and initiates #Hedgehog cascade. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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D-BIOL @ ETH Zurich retweeted
As the newest QS @worlduniranking reveals, @ETH_en has 16 disciplines in the #Top10 contributing to🇨🇭’s position as the third-best in the world’s higher education sector. Thank you to all our faculty and staff members for their everyday dedication. ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e…
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D-BIOL @ ETH Zurich retweeted
International higher education think tank, QS releases its World University Rankings by Subject. 16 ETH Zurich disciplines place in the top 10 contributing to Switzerland’s place as the third best in the world’s higher education sector. @worlduniranking ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e…
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A high-quality cassava genome accelerates breeding. A recent paper by the Gruissem lab in collaboration with the Functional Genomics Center Zurich reports the nearly complete heterozygous cassava genome at chromosome scale and haplotype resolution. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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Prof. Yves Barral from the D-BIOL's Institute of Biochemistry is the organizer of an @EMBO workshop entitled "The yin and yang of chromosomal and extra-chromosomal DNA" taking place in Ascona from 17 to 20 July. For details and registration go to meetings.embo.org/event/21-d….
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Starch - a key raw material and source of nourishment. A pioneering study by the Zeeman lab at ETH Zurich visualizes how plants create starch granules from scratch. Visit biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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A recent study by the Peter group (IBC, ETH Zurich) and the Kornmann lab (University of Oxford) identifies yeast Csf1 as the first lipid transport protein required for membrane adaptation to cold temperature. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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What a great success for Stefanie Jonas, professor in the the D-BIOL's IMBB! We are proud and congratulate Stefanie jonaslab.ethz.ch/ to be one of the four researchers at ETH who won a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant! ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e…
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FimT is a novel DNA receptor. A study by the @M_Hospenthal group in collaboration with the Gossert (ETH) and @DrFranShort (Monash, Australia) groups shows how FimT’s ability to bind DNA is crucial for bacterial natural transformation. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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D-BIOL @ ETH Zurich retweeted
Biologists from ETH Zurich have discovered speargun-​like molecular injection systems in two types of #bacteria and have described their structure for the first time. The special nanomachines could one day be useful as tools in biomedicine. @ETH_DBIOL ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/e…
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Mapping drugs to new targets is crucial to speeding drug development. A new study from the Sauer lab (@IMSB_ETH) at ETH Zurich uses high-throughput metabolomics as a tool to predict drug-target relationships in yeast. Read more at biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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In a recent study by @lab_locher (IMBB), @Joel_S_Bloch et al. describe the development of nanobody-drug conjugates which enter human cells via the TC–TCblR (cancer marker) vitamin B12 uptake system. More details and link to the paper: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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The Sauer lab used a chitin degrading community to demonstrate how metabolic cross-feeding guides microbial community assembly to allow diverse populations to coexist on a single carbon source. More: biol.ethz.ch/en/news-and-eve…
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