Invitation: May 13 at 2 p.m., Philippstrasse 13: Talk by Simon Cook

We would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming talk by 

Simon Cook (Babraham Institute Cambridge) on “Tumor cell resistance to MEK inhibitors – causes and some unexpected consequences”


hosted by Institute of Theoretical Biology (ITB) and BSIO on

May 13 at 2 p.m., Maud Menten hall, third floor, Phillippstrasse 13 (Haus 18) at Campus Nord:


At the defense
Andreas Benn with the members of his committee

Andreas Benn is the first BSIO student to defend his thesis - congratulations!

Andreas Benn is the first BSIO student who finished his project work and successfully defended his thesis that had been supervised by Prof. Petra Knaus (FU Berlin) and Prof. Thorsten Cramer (RWTH Aachen), further committee members were Prof. Oliver Daumke (MDC Berlin), Prof. Dr. Sigmar Stricker (MPI for Molecular Genetics, FU Berlin) and Dr. Chris Weise (FU Berlin). Congratulations!

International Conference "Chaning Views in Cancer" and the Young Scientist Symposium - May 27/28 & May 26, 2016, Berlin

The Molecular Cancer Research Center (MKFZ) and the Medical Department, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology of the Charité organize the international conference “Changing Views in Cancer“ on May 27/28, 2016 (Friday/Saturday) at the Harnack- Haus, Ihnestrasse 16-20, 14129 Berlin. The meeting is chaired by Prof. Dr. Clemens A. Schmitt and Dr. Soyoung Lee.

As in 2015, the conference will be accompanied by a satellite symposium for young scientists in cancer research on Thursday, May 26 aiming to bring aspiring PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from the broad cancer research field together and to create an inspiring platform for project discussions.

Abstract submission and registration are currently possible.  Registration fee is 170 € for academics and 85 € for students.

Further information on the meeting is available at:   

Online registration and abstract submission at:



New PhD and MD students will start their work soon

After the 2015 BSIO application round has been finished, the successful PhD and MD students will start their work within the next weeks. We are looking forward to welcoming them at the BSIO and will introduce them in our students' gallery soon. 


The BSIO (Graduate School 1091) is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.