Immune-histochemical illustration of mouse embryonic stem cells

Jan 30, 2014 | Press release

Observation in the living brain: From stem cell to nerve cell in a few weeks

Many clinicians have pinned their hopes on stem cells. Stem cells could, for example, replace nerve cells after a stroke. However, until now it has not been possible to observe the process of live stem cells developing into fully functional nerve cells. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have developed a novel method for studying such processes in the living brain, enabling them to observe how human stem cells transplanted into the cerebral cortex of mice develop into mature functional nerve cells.


May 22, 2014 | Recognition of young researcher

Markus Aswendt receives DFG grant for molecular imaging of neural stem cell fate

The German Science Foundation (DFG) approved a 3 year funding of a unique approach: the non-invasive targeting of neural stem cell fate by optical imaging. Specific fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging reporters will be used to discriminate undifferentiated from differentiated cells in vivo. Markus Aswendt is working as a postdoctoral fellow in the In-vivo-NMR group of Prof. Mathias Hoehn and gets the chance to pursue independent research building on experiments during his PhD. This project will combine with high-field magnetic resonance imaging expertise to provide structural and functional tracking of the in vivo stem cell fate – an essential step towards stem cell therapy.  

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Apr 04, 2014 | Announcement

The discovery that the noncoding space of eukaryotic genomes gives rise to a wide spectrum of noncoding RNAs has revolutionized our understanding of genomic regulation. Roman-Ulrich Müller and Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld are happy to announce the first CECAD symposium on noncoding RNAs. The event will take place on the 28th of April 2014 in the new CECAD research building. Experts like Profs. Gunter Meister, Stefanie Dimmeler and others in conjunction with CECAD researchers will present their research aimed at better understanding the system-wide regulation of health and disease by noncoding RNAs.

Mar 18, 2014 | Recognition of young researchers

And the winners are...

The institute congratulates both post docs Joanna Adamczak und Markus Aswendt of the In-vivo-NMR research group (head: Mathias Hoehn): In a multi-stage selection process they have been awarded the opportunity to attend this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The 64th Lindau Meeting will take place end of June and is dedicated to physiological and medical topics. Thirty-seven Nobel Laureates are expected to meet with around 600 young researchers from 80 nations to share their knowledge, discuss new findings and  to establish new contacts. Congratulations! 

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Oct 25, 2013 | Visiting Professorship

Intensified cooperation: Stem cell therapy and molecular imaging

Mathias Hoehn, Head of the In-vivo-NMR Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Leiden.


Jan 09, 2013 | Career

International call for a new Independent Research Group

Interested researchers can apply until Jan 30 by proposing their research project. The group will be implemented in collaboration with the Medical Faculty of the University Cologne and be based at the MPI for Neurological Research.

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