March 19, 2018 - 18:00 h

8th SMART Lecture

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March 19th, 2018, 6.00 pm 

CeMM Lecture Hall, Level 8

Jan Gehl, Prof, Architect MAA
Founder, Senior Advisor of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants, DK

"Livable cities for the 21st century"
Host: Prof. Giulio Superti-Furga, Ph.D., CeMM


Jan Gehl, (Denmark, 1936) Professor (ret.), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, architect and consultant on urban design has focused his career on improving the quality of urban life, by reorienting the design of the city towards the pedestrian, public life and cyclists. 

40 years of research and teaching at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen have resulted in a number of, by now, classic books. “Life Between Buildings” (1971), was written as a reaction against the new suburbs that lacked public space and shared life among buildings. A later book “Cities for the People” (2010), has become one of the most referenced resources in city planning and has been published in 37 languages. 

In 2000, with the architect Helle Søholt, he established Gehl Architects, with the purpose of applying the theories into practical planning of cities for people. Major improvement projects have been carried out for Copenhagen, Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York and Moscow.

Jan Gehl has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh, Toronto, Varna and Halifax and is honorary fellow of the Architectural Institutes of Denmark, UK (RIBA), USA, Canada, Scotland and the Planning Institutes in Australia and Ireland. 

April 16, 2018 - 14:00 h

CeMMinar Patrick Stover

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CeMM Level 8, Seminar Room 

Patrick Stover

Professor and Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, USA

"Systems Understanding of the One-Carbon Metabolism Network in Health and Disease"

Host: Stefan Kubicek

May 03, 2018 - 14:00 h

Impromptu Thomas Baumert CANCELLED

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CeMM Level 8, Seminar Room 

Thomas Baumert

Institute of Viral and Liver Disease, University of Strasbourg, France

"Virus-host interactions and hepatocellular carcinoma"

Host: Andreas Bergthaler


Thomas F. Baumert, MD is Professor of Medicine, head of the Inserm-University of Strasbourg Research Institute of Viral and Liver Disease (Inserm UMR_S1110) and director of the Laboratory of Excellence HepSYS at the University of Strasbourg. He has received several awards including the Chair of Excellence and Laboratory of Excellence Awards of the French National Research Agency, and the Prix Galien France and Prix Galien International, for the discovery of hosttargeting entry inhibitors for HCV infection. Most recently he received a European Research Council Advanced Grant for the discovery and development of novel approaches to prevent and treat chronic liver disease. He has published more than 250 scientific articles and is an inventor on 15 patents and patent applications. In his translational work he focuses on novel approaches for HBV cure, development of an HCV vaccine and prevention of liver cancer.

May 14, 2018 - 18:00 h

Landsteiner Lecture 2018


May 14th, 2018, 6.00 pm

Festive Hall Austrian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Chief, Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases

Title to be announced

Host: Giulio Superti-Furga


Dr. Yasmine Belkaid obtained her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Pasteur Institute in France exploring innate immune responses to parasitic infections. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US, she joined the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati as an assistant professor. In 2005, she joined NIAID and was appointed Senior Scientist in 2008. Dr. Belkaid is also an Adjunct professor in the department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently the chief of the Mucosal Immunology section and Director of the NIAID Microbiome initiative. Her work explores mechanisms that regulate host immune responses to microbes at barrier sites such as the gut and the skin and revealed key roles for the microbiota and dietary factors in the control of immunity and inflammation.

May 16, 2018 - 14:00 h

Special Seminar Anna Sablina

CeMM Level 8, Seminar Room 

Anna Sablina

Group Leader at VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Campus Gasthuisberg of the University of Leuven, Belgium

"The ubiquitin system in RAS driven disease"

Host: Giulio Superti-Furga