How do proteins prevent a honey bee queen from falling to certain death? The TU Dresden Summer University provided answers.
Dr. Igor Zlotnikov appointed TUD Young Investigator
B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering was founded in 2008 as a Center for Innovation financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The center operates as a scientifically independent unit of Technische Universitaet (TU) Dresden.
During the past years, B CUBE has experienced steady growth and development. Situated in the heart of of BIOPOLIS - uniting internationally outstanding research centers of biotechnology and biomedicine – B CUBE has become one of the central elements for the future strategy of TU Dresden. B CUBE participates in both excellence clusters CRTD (Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden) and cfAED (Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden) as well as in the graduate school (DIGS-BB - Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering) of the Excellence Initiative.
|Sept 2006||Submission of B CUBE draft concept to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Initiators: Prof. Carsten Werner (IPF Dresden), Prof. Christoph Neinhuis (TU Dresden, Fakultät Biologie), Prof. Daniel Müller (formerly BIOTEC, TU Dresden), Prof. Michael Brand (formerly BIOTEC, TU Dresden)|
|Apr 2008||B CUBE full concept approved for funding by BMBF|
|Oct 2009||First junior group „Bioresponsive Materials“ (Yixin Zhang) starts research activities|
|July 2010||B CUBE seizes interim space at Arnoldstrasse 18|
|Aug 2010||B CUBE launches its first technology platform „Peptide Synthesis“|
|Sept 2010||Second junior group „Bionanotechnological Analysis and Manipulation“ (Michael Schlierf) starts research activities|
|Okt 2010||Stefan Diez accepts a Heisenberg professorship and transfers his research group „BioNanoTools“ to B CUBE|
|Jan 2012||Nils Kroeger accepts professorship for "Biomimetic Materials" and relocates his research group to B CUBE from Atlanta, USA|
|Sep 2013||First meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of B CUBE in Dresden and International Conference "Engineering Life-Bio-molecular principles for novel methods and materials“ is drawn to a successful close"|
|Oct 2014||BMBF call for concepts for second ZIK funding round|
|Mar 2015||Concept for second funding round successfully evaluated by BMBF, funds for two junior research groups for five years approved|
|Sep 2015||Second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of B CUBE in Dresden and International Conference "Engineering Life-Synthetic Biology meets Bioinspired Materials"|
|Oct 2015||EXIST-Forschungstransfer project "DyNAbind" starts at B CUBE|
|Dec 2015||Start of building activities for B CUBE/DZNE new building|
|Feb 2016||Yixin Zhang commences professorship for "Biomolecular Interactions" at TU Dresden|
|Jul 2016||BMBF-funded junior research group "Multi-scale Analysis" (Igor Zlotnikov) starts research activities|
|Sep 2016||Roofing ceremony for the new B CUBE/DZNE building at Tatzberg in Dresden|
|Oct 2016||BMBF-funded junior research group "Bottom-up Synthetic Biology" (James Sáenz) starts research activities|
|Oct 2016||EXIST-Forschungstransfer project "denovoMATRIX" starts at B CUBE|
|Nov 2018||B CUBE moves into a newly built research building at Tatzberg 41|