• International Symposium FOR 2033: The Hematopoietic Niches; Munich, May 10th-11th, 2019

    Marieke Essers is co-organizing the International Symposium "The Hematopoietic Niches" together with her colleagues from the DFG-funded NicHem Research Group.

    For further details and the full program please see the conference website.


  • Marieke Essers receives the Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

    The Berlin-Brandenburg Acadamy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is honoring Marieke Essers pioneering research work on hematopoietic stem cells and their activation during stress conditions such as inflammation. The award is donated by the Monika Kutzner Foundation for the advancement in cancer research and includes a prize money of 10,000 Euros. It is awarded to young researchers annually for outstanding scientific achievements in the area of cancer research. On November, 5, 2018 the prize was presented to Marieke, who has been a group leader at HI-STEM since 2009, in a ceremonial act at the academy.

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  • Project grant from the DFG

    The Division of Experimental Hematology, has just been awarded a four year project grant as part of the third renewal of the SFB873 Collaborative Research Centre on Stem Cell Biology. The funding mechanism from the DFG, supports a Heidelberg-based consortium focussed on studying the maintenance and differentiation of stem cells in development and disease. The project grant is a direct collaboration between the Division of Experimental Hematology and the Stress-Induced Activation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Research Group, headed by Dr. Marieke Essers, which will start in July 2018.

  • Marieke Essers receives the Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award

    On February 5, 2018, the Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award were presented to HI-STEM Group Leader Marieke Essers during the official award ceremony at Heidelberg University. She received the award for her pioneering work on hematopoietic stem cells and their activation during stress conditions. The award is endowed with 100,000 euros. Prof. Petra Boukamp, a researcher at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and former division head at the DKFZ, emphasized during her laudation, how Marieke, as a successful scientist and team leader made important contributions to the elucidation of stem cell functions in hematopoiesis and the role of inflammatory processes on them.

    Marieke, who has been a group leader at HI-STEM since 2009, especially thanked the Dietmar-Hopp-Foundation for the generous support of the research carried out at HI-STEM, which is run as a public-private partnership between the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the foundation.

    The second award was presented to Dr. Theodore Alexandrov from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) for his pioneering work in metabolome research.

    Further Information:

    ·         Press Release of German Cancer Resarch Center

    ·         Website of the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation

    ·         Research Group Marieke Essers: Stress-induced Activation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

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      The awardees Theodore Alexandrov and Marieke Essers together with the representative of the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation and the laudators. From left to right: Rohini Kuner, Karoly Nikolich, Theodore Alexandrov, Marieke Essers, Hans-Georg Kräusslich, Petra Boukamp, Rüdiger Hell (Photo:Philipp Rothe)
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      The management board of the DKFZ, Prof. Michael Baumann (left) and Prof. Josef Puchta (right) also congratulated the awardees. (Photo:Philipp Rothe)