news

  1. September 2017: Ulrich presented a poster at the 5th European Workshop on Peptide Signalling in Plants in Kopenhagen.
  2. August 2017: Ji-Yul’s and Martina‘s review on inositol pyrophosphate sensing in plants has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.
  3. August 2017: Jacobo‘s 2015 paper “Structural Determinants for Substrate Binding and Catalysis in Triphosphate Tunnel Metalloenzymes” is part of a special virtual issue on plant biology at JBC.
  4. July 2017: Ulrich won the best presentation award at the 2017 CUSO PhD retreat in Montreux.
  5. June, 2017: Martina has been awarded an EMBO long-term postdoctoral fellowship. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
  6. May, 2017: Michael has been awarded the HHMI International Research Scholar Award. Read the press release.
  7. April, 2017: Ben’s and Irina Hazak’s paper on BAM3 signaling function has been accepted for publication in EMBO Reports. A fun collaboration with Christian Hardtke, Uni Lausanne.
  8. March, 2017: Rebekka’s SPX domain structures have been featured as 2016 highlights of beamline PXIII of the SLS, and at the ESRF.
  9. March, 2017: Martina (from Martin Parniske’s lab at the LMU Munich) and Daniel (from Cyril Zipfel’s lab at TSL Norwich) are two new postdocs in the lab. Welcome!
  10. January, 2017: Ulrich’s and Kelvin’s review on the activation mechanism of plant receptor kinases has been published open-access in Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. Congrats!
  11. January, 2017: Elsa joins our lab for her master thesis.
  12. November, 2016: Rebekka’s method paper on the use of the macro domain as a tag in carrier driven crystallization is out in Protein Science. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
  13. September, 2016: Rebekka defended her PhD thesis at the University of Geneva. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! She now moves to ETH Zurich, to work with Kaspar Locher.
  14. September, 2016: Rebekka presented a nice talk and a poster at this years 6th edition of the Murnau Conference on Structural Biology.
  15. September, 2016: Ulrich and Ben presented posters at this years 4th edition of the European Peptide Signaling Workshop at the Le Bischenberg in France, co-organized by Cyril Zipfel, Christian Hardtke and Michael.
  16. August, 2016: Julia is now a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Lausanne. Felicitaciones!!!
  17. June 21, 2016: Rebekka presents her work at the IPGSA 2016 meeting in Toronto.
  18. April 14, 2016: Rebekka’s manuscript on the function of SPX domains as inositol polyphosphate sensors has been published in Science. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
  19. April 8, 2016: Julia’s, Ben’s and Ulrich’s paper on the initiation of plant organ abscission by the HAESA-IDA-SERK1 signaling complex is out in eLife. Thanks to our collaborators Melinka Butenko and Mari Wildhagen from Oslo University, and to Ludwig Hothorn for the statistical analysis.
  20. March 21, 2016: Ben’s quick guide to SERK co-receptor membrane kinases is out in Current Biology.
  21. March 18, 2016: Satohiro has been awarded a HFSP postdoctoral fellowship. Omedetou!
  22. March 3, 2016: Julia will soon start her own lab. Felicitaciones!
  23. March 3, 2016: Registration is open for the workshop PLANT PEPTIDES & RECEPTORS 2016 – co-organized by Cyril Zipfel, Christian Hardtke and myself. Location: beautiful Alsace.
  24. July 28, 2015: Jacobo’s paper on the enzymatic mechanism of polyphosphate phosphatases is out in JBC. Felicitaciones!
  25. June 9, 2015: Ulrich won the best poster award at the CUSO PhD retreat 2015 at Chateau Muenchenwiller. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch!
  26. June 9, 2015: Kelvin has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from EMBO. Now we have three current EMBO fellows in the lab!
  27. June 1st, 2015: Satohiro is a new postdoc in the lab from Japan. Welcome Satohiro!
  28. May 1st, 2015: Jinsheng joins us as a postdoctoral fellow. He just finished his PhD with Marcus Geisler in Fribourg.
  29. April 1st, 2015: Kelvin is a new postdoc in our lab from Canada. Welcome!
  30. February 18, 2015: Julia has been awarded  the FEBS Distinguished Young Investigator Award. Felicitaciones!
  31. February 1st, 2015: Laura Lorenzo-Orts is a new graduate student in our lab. Welcome!
  32. December 5, 2014: Julia has been one of five current EMBO fellows to be awarded an advanced postdoctoral fellowship. Felicitaciones!
  33. December 5, 2014: Ben has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from EMBO. Congrats!
  34. November 14, 2014: The lab has finally moved from Tuebingen to Geneva. Thanks to all who helped us getting this done!
  35. October 24, 2014: Michael has been nominated EMBO young investigator 2015-2017. Read the press release.