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Many congrats to Jeremias for receiving a Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and to Ludwik for being granted a Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdocs. [more]
After a long time without social activities or retreats, we had a wonderful day out to discuss many things in a different environment. The picture was taken on the top of Plesse Castle, a nice hike away from the Institute with a beautiful view of Bovenden/Göttingen. [more]
We are excited to announce that our 2021/2022 seminar series, which we are co-hosting with the Schuh Lab, will open on September 23 with the first guest, Jean-Léon Maître.  [more]
The lab has been recently busy optimizing a pipeline for planarian collection and specimen preparation in the Lake Baikal in Siberia. [more]
We had to say goodbye to Doris who spent the last year(s) of her academic career with us at the Rink lab. Teaching us a lot about the MPI and gardening - this is why as a farewell present we had to give her something that would keep her busy during her well deserved retirement - an apple tree and lots of gardening tools. Thank you Doris for supporting and keeping us safe :-) [more]
Jochen experimenting with a new species ;-) ! We are celebrating the lab's 1 year anniversary, Hanh's successful contract signing as well as Daniel's master thesis. Congrats! [more]
On March 1st Delia joined our lab as technical assistant and future lab manager, taking slowly over most of the lab management tasks that Klaske has been in charge of. In addition, she will support research projects in the department. We are very happy to have you with us, Delia!   [more]
We had the honor to virtually host Celeste M. Nelson from Princeton University last week as part of our joint seminar series with the Schuh lab. There is an exiting lineup of speakers still to come in the following months. Please sign up to the MPI seminar subscribers’ list to stay tuned. [more]
Coming to the institute these days can be quite a challenge. We had heavy snowfall and very low temperatures during the past couple of days, but the beauty of the scenery around tower 6 where we are located is totally worth it. [more]
Leo and Dajana trying to prank Til, but he managed to somehow look not scared at all! [more]
We are happy to announce that Jeremias has joined our department as postdoc. [more]
The planarian hunt continues through Göttingen. This time the Rink Lab sampling team spread out to the Leine and Flüthe in Göttingen, in search for new planarians. Indeed, something astonishing was discovered. [more]
Many congrats to our most recent PhD graduate, Dr. James Patrick Cleland. [more]
Happy to announce that construction of our accommodation building at Bolshiye Koty, Lake Baikal, has started. [more]
To study it we need a lab population. First, we need to find individuals. Crenobia is widespread in Europe, but has picky requirements: it needs clean, cold and oxygenated freshwater. Easy to find if you live in the Pyrenees. Problem: We live in Göttingen, at ~150 m elevation. Can we find it here? Possible. We will sample springs in the area. [more]
This is what Miquel Vila Farré and Rick Kluiver recently found in Göttingen (Germany). Beautiful land planarians, probably from the genus Microplana, hidden under logs. The body section if circular, not flat! [more]
While culture conditions have been nicely optimised for the closest thing we have to a "model organism" Schmidtea mediterranea (thanks to the hard work of our wonderful community over the years) the situation is somewhat more difficult for the many “non-model non-model species” in our collection (such as the pictured Cura pinguis of south-east Australia).  [more]
Last week Hong-Yu Lee joined us as rotation student and we decided to celebrate her arrival with a nice BBQ outside the lab, of course, by respecting the MPI's corona safety rules. We are happy you arrived safely, Hong-Yu, and welcome to the lab! [more]
For a last time some of us went to the lab in Dresden to pack up boxes and to clean up - but we'll definitely come back for a proper goodbye - See ya Dresden! [more]
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