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November 06, 2017, 09:00

'Open Topic Postdoc' Anja Buttstedt started at B CUBE

On 1 November 2017, Dr. Anja Buttstedt started her position at B CUBE in the group of Prof. Michael Schlierf. She is one of 18 young scientists that began working at the TU Dresden as part of so-called "Open Topic Postdoc Positions". Any [...]

October 23, 2017, 10:00

Symposium Engineering Life 2017: Form and Function

19-20 October 2017, Steigenberger Hotel de Sâxe in Dresden [...]

October 19, 2017, 12:00

Meeting of B CUBE's Scientific Advisory Board in Dresden

In its third meeting on 18 October 2017 in Dresden, the Scientific Advisory Board of B CUBE discussed the previous scientific performance of the institute and its future strategy and projects. Besides the ongoing and planned research of the six B [...]

October 18, 2017, 20:00

Publication: How sponges 'spike' themselves with glass

"In this paper, we describe the principles of morphogenesis of glass spicules in marine sponges from the class Demospongiae", explains Dr. Igor Zlotnikov, one of the authors of the publication. The spicules exhibit a large diversity of the [...]

September 01, 2017, 12:00

VW-Stiftung is funding research on "Microscope-free operation of macroscopic devices based on molecular motors"

Prof. Stefan Diez, group leader at B CUBE, and his colleague Prof. Heiner Linke (Lund University, Sweden) are starting a collaborative research project on the "Microscope-free operation of macroscopic devices based on molecular [...]

June 01, 2017, 12:00

Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is funding research on “Structural basis of conformational misfolding of cystic fibrosis mutations in CFTR"

The group of Michael Schlierf is supported by an Exploration Grant of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation (BIS) to study the structural consequences of cystic fibrosis mutations in CFTR. Mutations in the amino acid sequence lead to cystic fibrosis [...]

April 03, 2017, 22:29

VW-Stiftung is funding research on "Design principles of living membranes"

Dr. James Sáenz, group leader at B CUBE, and his colleagues Prof. Maya Schuldiner (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Prof. Robert Ernst (Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes), and Dr. Ilya Leventhal (University of Texas) are starting a [...]

March 22, 2017, 15:00

DFG fördert für weitere drei Jahre Forschungen zu Kieselalgen

Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat ihre finanzielle Unterstützung für die Forschergruppe „Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization“ (Nanomee, www.nanomee.de) unter Federführung der TU Dresden für drei Jahre [...]

March 20, 2017, 12:00

Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

Launch of a five-year, 6.1 M€ EU-Horizon 2020 project that aims to build a new type of powerful computer based on biomolecules. [...]

November 21, 2016, 10:00

B CUBE research group joins SFB with DFG-funding until 2020

SFB 1027 "Physical modeling of non-equilibrium processes in biological systems" [...]

November 10, 2016, 13:00

Publication: Build it up! – And change it later!

Hydrogels are widely used materials ranging from contact lenses to diapers to cell culture and to pharmaceutical products. Hydrogels consist of hydrophilic polymers which build-up a three dimensional entangled network. In the past decades, many [...]

November 01, 2016, 08:00

New Junior Research Group starting at B CUBE

James Sáenz starts his new research group for bottom-up synthetic biology at B CUBE [...]

October 18, 2016, 18:00

Quickstart: denovoMATRIX awarded with bionection Technology Transfer Trophy for successful commercialization development

Just recently started at B CUBE, the validation team denovoMATRIX already received their first award on 18 October: the bionection Technology Transfer Trophy for best commercialization development over the last 12 month. The trophy was awarded [...]

September 07, 2016, 18:00

Richtfest für das neue B CUBE Gebäude

In der Dresdner Johannstadt entsteht ein weiterer Baustein für den Forschungscampus Biotechnologie [...]

July 01, 2016, 08:00

New Junior Research Group starting at B CUBE

Igor Zlotnikov starts his new research group for multi-scale analysis at B CUBE [...]

May 24, 2016, 15:00

DeNovoMATRIX: der Schlüssel für erfolgreiche Zellkulturforschung

B CUBE erhält umfangreiche EXIST-Forschungstransfer Förderung [...]

May 04, 2016, 09:00

B CUBE organizes „Young Female Leaders in Science“ Workshop

Enhancing the number of women in leading positions in science [...]

May 02, 2016, 14:00

Publication: Structural stability of DNA origami nanostructures in the presence of chaotropic agents

DNA origami represent powerful platforms for single-molecule investigations of biomolecular processes. The required structural integrity of the DNA origami may, however, pose significant limitations regarding their applicability, [...]

April 19, 2016, 16:00

Cornerstone ceremony for the new B CUBE building

Today on 19 April 2016, representatives from the Staatsbetrieb Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement (SIB) and the two future users Center for Molecular Bioengineering B CUBE and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Helmholtz [...]

February 25, 2016, 18:00

World’s First Parallel Computer Based on Biomolecular Motors

A study reports the realization of a parallel computer based on designed nanofabricated channels explored in a massively parallel fashion by protein filaments propelled by molecular motors. [...]

February 15, 2016, 13:00

Synergy effects through new joint Technology Platform of CRTD, BIOTEC and B CUBE

From now on, 11 core facilities of the CRTD, BIOTEC and BCUBE are presented on one webpage as the joint Technology Platform. This structural improvement includes an optimized user navigation, an improved access to information and details as well as [...]

January 14, 2016, 14:57

Samata Chaudhuri receives DIGS-BB Fellow Award

Samata Chaudhuri, PhD student in the research group of Prof. Stefan Diez at the ZIK B CUBE, received a DIGS-BB Fellow Award, which honours outstanding PhD students of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and [...]

December 14, 2015, 18:00

Georg Krainer is among the winners of the 2016 International Travel Awards of the Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its international travel grants to attend the Biophysical Society’s 60th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California, February 27-March 2, 2016. The purpose of these awards is to foster and initiate [...]

December 03, 2015, 12:00

Publication: Simultaneous single-molecule force and fluorescence sampling of DNA nanostructure conformations using magnetic tweezers

In this publication, the team of Michael Schlierf and co-workers present a hybrid single-molecule technique combining magnetic tweezers and Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) measurements. Through applying external forces to a paramagnetic [...]

October 02, 2015, 18:00

Symposium Engineering Life 2015: Synthetic Biology meets Bioinspired Materials

The Engineering Life Conference 2015, jointly organized by the B CUBE Center for Molecular Bioengineering at TU Dresden and the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden together with the Wyss Institute [...]

September 29, 2015, 18:00

Meeting of B CUBE's Scientific Advisory Board in Dresden

In its second meeting on 28 September 2015 in Dresden, the Scientific Advisory Board of B CUBE discussed the previous performance of the institute and its future goals and projects. In particular, technology transfer and industrial relationships [...]

September 03, 2015, 18:00

Elena Tavkin receives SLAS Young Scientist Award for the Best Poster

ELRIG Drug Discovery Conference 2015 [...]

August 03, 2015, 18:00

Publication: Molecular motors with a gear shift

Dual-speed transport of actin filaments along microtubules [...]

July 16, 2015, 18:00

Frederic Berndt receives Professor-Schwabe-Preis 2015 for best master's thesis

Today, Frederic Berndt (resarch group Schlierf) is awarded the Professor-Schwabe Prize 2015 for his master's thesis "Temperature-dependent single-molecule FRET measurements of RNA thermometer". In his top grade master's thesis, Frederic [...]

June 29, 2015, 15:00

Publication: farFRET - Extending the Range in Single-Molecule FRET Experiments beyond 10 nm

Single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) has become a powerful nanoscopic tool in studies of biomolecular structures and nanoscale objects; however, conventional smFRET measurements are generally blind to distances above 10 nm thus [...]

June 23, 2015, 15:00

Sich selbst heilende Axolotl, Organe aus dem 3D-Drucker, ein begehbares Auge und Elegante Würmer unterm Lego-Mikroskop

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften: Forschung entdecken und experimentieren [...]

May 27, 2015, 14:51

DyNAbind: schneller zum richtigen Medikament

B CUBE erhält umfangreiche EXIST-Forschungstransfer Förderung [...]

March 27, 2015, 13:00

B CUBE receives funding for new research groups

B CUBE – Center for Molecular Bioengineering was selected for funding of two more junior research groups by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). These groups will work on applied research in BioProspecting, Biomimetic Materials and [...]

March 05, 2015, 18:00

Publication: Biomolecular force generation based on the principle of a gas spring

The mechanical basis of mitosis has only been understood in fragments so far. Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms, as they report in the latest issue of the [...]

December 08, 2014, 09:15

BIOTEC Forum 2014

Molecules, Cells, and Tissue – Biomechanics Across Scales [...]

November 28, 2014, 17:00

Hsin-Mei Cheng is B CUBE's second PhD

Hsin-Mei Cheng defended her thesis "DNA replication initiation studied at the single molecule level" successfully on Thursday, 27 November 2014 and is the first graduated PhD student from the Schlierf lab. Congratulations! Short summary: [...]

November 03, 2014, 14:34

TUD Team ‘Dresden DNAmic’ successful at the International BIOMOD Contest in Harvard

For the third time in a row, a students team of TU Dresden yesterday reached the second place at an international science contest in Harvard (USA): Under the supervision of cfaed research group leader Dr. Thorsten-Lars Schmidt, twelve students of [...]

September 29, 2014, 17:00

Dr. Michael Schlierf is awarded a „TUD Young Investigator“

Dr. Michael Schlierf, research group leader at B CUBE, obtained the status of a “TUD Young Investigator”. Today, the certificate was handed over by the rector Prof. Müller-Steinhagen at the meeting of the TUD Senate. By introducing the status „TUD [...]

June 27, 2014, 17:00

Robert Wieduwild is B CUBE's first PhD

Robert Wieduwild (PhD student in the Zhang lab) succesfully defended his thesis "Physical Hydrogels Based on Peptide Oligosaccharide Interaction" with summa cum laude on Friday, 27 June 2014. He is the first PhD student who did his entire [...]

June 09, 2014, 12:00

Publication: Programmable Patterning of Protein Bioactivity by Visible Light

NanoLetters, in press (2014) [...]

March 25, 2014, 09:00

Dresden Initiative for Bioactive Interfaces & Materials

Interdisciplinary research initiative headed by Profs. Rainer Jordan, Carsten Werner and Stefan Diez will start its activities in May 2014 [...]

March 19, 2014, 17:36

Helene Hennig is among the winners of the biosaxony award for the best bachelor thesis in biotechnology

On the occasion of the Saxon Biotechnology Symposium 2014, which took place on 19 March 2014 in Dresden, biosaxony rewarded the best bachelor and master theses in biotechnology in 2013. Helene Hennig, bachelor student in Prof. Nils Kröger's group at [...]

February 01, 2014, 12:41

EU funds new Collaborative Project of Prof. Stefan Diez at B CUBE

Collaborative Project "ABACUS - Parallel computing based on designed networks explored by self-propelled, biological agents" approved for EU funding [...]

December 06, 2013, 12:00

DFG establishes new Research Unit led by Prof. Nils Kröger (B CUBE)

Research Unit "Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization" approved for DFG funding [...]

November 04, 2013, 12:00

"Dresden Nanormous" successful in Boston

This year again, the international master students of the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) were successful in the scientific competition BIOMOD (Bio?Molecular Design Competition) of the Harvard University (USA): Their joint research [...]

September 18, 2013, 18:00

Symposium „Engineering Life 2013: Bio-molecular principles for novel methods and materials“ is drawn to a successful close

B CUBE, the Center for Molecular Bioengineering at the Technische Universität Dresden and the Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials at the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden were hosting the Symposium 'Engineering Life 2013: Bio-molecular [...]

September 16, 2013, 19:00

First Meeting of B CUBE’s Scientific Advisory Board in Dresden

In its first meeting on 16 September 2013 in Dresden, the Scientific Advisory Board of B CUBE was officially formed. The board comprises seven renowned international scientists from the fields of bioprospecting, biomimetics and biophysics. Prof. [...]

July 12, 2013, 13:26

B CUBE publication by Dr. Nicole Poulsen "JBC Paper of the Week"

A publication by researchers at the B CUBE Center for Molecular Bioengineering, TU Dresden was featured as the “Paper of the Week” in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). JBC’s editorial board members and associate editors determined that the [...]

July 02, 2013, 14:48

Unternehmen Region spotlights B CUBE

"Unternehmen Region" is not only the name of the Innovation Programme organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research but also the official magazine regularly portraying funded initiatives. The latest issue (1/2013) [...]

June 27, 2013, 15:03

"Dresden Nanosaurs" participate in Nanospots Short Film Festival

After their successful participation in the BIOMOD competition of the WYSS Institute Boston in November 2012, Dresden Nanosaurs - a group of TUD Master students of "Molecular Bioengineering", "Nanobiophysics" and other [...]

May 02, 2013, 13:42

VDI interview: Svea Grieb on professional prospects in Biotechnology

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) has created the website technik-welten.de designed to attract particularly female teenagers to engineering and natural science professions. To this regard, VDI interviewed [...]

February 27, 2013, 08:12

MDR Info broadcast: B CUBE involved in cfaed Cluster of Excellence

Prof. Dr. Stefan Diez explains inputs of B CUBE research to the cfaed Cluster of Excellence! Date:27 February 2013, 8:12 amTitle:Wissenschaftler in Dresden planen Quantensprung in der Nano-Elektronik - Exzellenzcluster an der TU Dresden geht heute [...]

February 06, 2013, 13:15

Publication: Minimal Peptide Motif for Non-Covalent Peptide-Heparin Hydrogels

JACS - Journal of the American Chemical Society, 6 Feb 2013 [...]

January 03, 2013, 11:15

MDR Figaro broadcast with Stefan Diez and Wim Walter

Prof. Dr. Stefan Diez and Dr. Wim Walter explain their research field "Molecular Transport in Cell Biology and Nanotechnology" to a wide, non-scientific audience on MDR Figaro! Date:3 January 2013, 11:15 amTitle:Legokasten Natur - Die [...]

December 13, 2012, 13:53

Publication: Sample solution constraints on motor-driven diagnostic nanodevices

Lab Chip 13, 866-876 (2013) [...]

November 05, 2012, 11:38

DNA Origami - Gold Medal for "Nanosaurs"

International master students of the BIOTEChnology Center (TU Dresden) have been awarded a gold medal for their common research work on DNA structures in the frame of BIOMOD competition at Harvard university. Press release (in German [...]

October 29, 2012, 15:03

B CUBE supports "Dresden Nanosaurs"

With great help from B CUBE scientists, TUD Master students of "Molecular Bioengineering", "Nanobiophysics" and other disciplines designed a stunning nano-biomolecular system for the BIOMOD competition announced by WYSS [...]

March 20, 2012, 12:58

Publication: Understanding traffic jams in cells

PNAS Early Edition, 19 March 2012 [...]