Trypanosoma in Brightfield Microscopy (left) and in Fluorescence microscopy (right). Stained here are the Glycosomes (red), which are targeted by the new strategy, and the DNA of the parasite (blue). Source: Prof. Dr. Ralf Erdmann and Dr. Vishal Kalel, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


  • Scientists around Sattler and Popowicz at HMGU found together with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich and the Ruhr University Bochum anew therapeutic strategy against trypanosomiases like Chagas and African sleeping sickness. The researchers could first determine the parasite's Achilles heel by using modern structural biology techniques and then develop an inhibitor with a perfect fit.
    press release
    Science article


  • 1st Helmholtz Training Course was held, on the topic "Diffraction Data Collection Using Synchrotron Radiation"
    Nov 7-11, 2016, at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    Further details, please have a look here
  • Niessing lab publishes new enzyme inhibitors with potential uses against cancer and obesity
    Further details, please have a look here
  • Funding for even two MSC Innovative Training Networks have been  succesfully attracted by Institute of Structural Biology
  • Ekaterina Ratkova was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt-Research Fellowship. She will work on Advanced ligand docking in solution and join the group of Chemoinformatics (Igor Tetko)
  • The group of Michael Sattler could demonstrate that Silibinin, extracted from milk thistle seeds, may allow a novel, non-invasive treatment strategy for Cushing Disease.