caesar seminar series
21.09.2015, 11 am
Prof. Erez Raz, ZMBE, University Münster
„Primordial Germ Cell migration and gonad formation, lessons from zebrafish"
Max Planck PhDNet
24.09. Career Fair
24.-26.09. Visions in Science
"Branch and Connect"
The Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) is a research center for neurosciences. Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary, with scientists from the neurosciences, cell biology, biochemistry, and biophysics working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior. Caesar hosts state-of-the-art research facilities, and its scientists employ kinetic methods as well as methods from the fields of microscopy, spectroscopy, and the behavioral sciences.
Sperm navigation in 3D
Bonn, 19.08.2015. Scientists from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar), an Institute of the Max Planck Society, discovered the principles of how sea urchin sperm navigate in their natural three-dimensional environment. Using photonic techniques, the scientists created chemical “landscapes” of the egg’s chemoattractant and thus identified the cellular signaling events that control the steering motion of the sperm tail. [to the press release]
"When Sperm Meets Egg" - Report about U. Benjamin Kaupp's research
Our director, U. Benjamin Kaupp, has studied sea urchin fertilization at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, USA, for the past 15 years. In the magazine "Catalyst", an interesting report about his research has been published: In this article you can learn more about the navigation skills and sophisticated computations of sperm. One more very nice article about Kaupp’s research has been published in the ImmunoSensation blog. Author: Sophie Schonauer.