Application for the 2012 Werner Risau Prize

A bit late this year - I am awfully sorry for this - but here it finally is: The application form (in the download section) for the next 2012 Werner Risau Prize award. The prize will again be handed over during the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie (DGZ). This time it will be their 35th Annual Meeting and it will be staged in the beautiful and booming city of Dresden between March 21 - 24, 2012. Don´t hesitate to apply, if you have an appealing study just published or in press, and which you are prepared to present to an international audience of dedicated cell biologists- it`s definitely worth it! If you don´t believe it - just try to google where some of the previous Werner Risau Prize winners are now advancing their career....

But remember: The application deadline is January 15, 2012! So do your paperwork and send it in ASAP!

Our 2011 awardee: Suphansa Sawamiphak

As in the previous years, a new PDF kindly provided by the editors of Zellbiologie aktuell, the official magazine of the German Society for cell biology, is now available for download. In this article Suphansa Sawamiphak describes her studies on vascular sprout formation and the way how ehprinB2 controls VEGFR2 signaling in tip cell function during the directed migration of endothelial cells that ultimately lead to the formation of new blood vessels.