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Congratulations to Mandy!

Congratulations to Mandy and team for winning the audience vote at the ETH 3Pi Pitch Competition, where ETH Pioneer Fellows pitched their projects to an audience...

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Congratulations to Mandy and team for winning the audience vote at the ETH 3Pi Pitch Competition, where ETH Pioneer Fellows pitched their projects to an audience of 100 people in the startup community: https://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/eth-zurich-awards-best-pitches

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Lab retreat in Zermatt

Our lab retreat for 2021 was held in Zermatt, in view of the Matterhorn. We spent the first day doing extemporaneous speed talks (3 minutes maximum!) and discussing...

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Our lab retreat for 2021 was held in Zermatt, in view of the Matterhorn. We spent the first day doing extemporaneous speed talks (3 minutes maximum!) and discussing lab business like scientific directions, funding, and teaching. Plenty of free time in the evening, and a nice dinner with the lab and family. On the second day we finished up the formal program with more speed talks (any topic, just try to incorporate what you learned from the first session) and an overview of ETH’s rETHink project.

Everyone then took a cable car up to Schwarzsee and either did a short hike (~2 hrs) to Trockener Steg or a medium hike up to Hörnlihütte and then all the way back down to Zermatt (~5 hrs). On the third (optional) day, a few intrepid souls took a much longer hike from Täsch over Pfulwepass, down to the Findelgletscher valley, and then back up to Gornergrat via Hohtälligrat (~12 hrs).

It was wonderful to have everyone together in a beautiful and relaxing setting. More pictures from the retreat are here.

 

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Welcome to Xiaojing

Xiaojing received her Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science in 2020, working with Dr. Scott Keeney on the mechanism to regulate meiotic...

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Xiaojing received her Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science in 2020, working with Dr. Scott Keeney on the mechanism to regulate meiotic DSB formation. Xiaojing joined the Corn Lab in March 2021 with interests in studying DNA damage repair and implementation of therapeutic gene editing.  

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Welcome to Danielle

Danielle received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2021 where she worked with Dr. James Haber to characterize the mechanisms of gene editing via single...

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Danielle received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2021 where she worked with Dr. James Haber to characterize the mechanisms of gene editing via single strand template repair. Danielle joined the Corn lab in April 2021 and her interests lie in further understanding the mechanisms of DNA damage and utilizing these insights to develop tools to edit the genome.

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Moritz awarded a PhD fellowship

Moritz was awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD Fellowship for his project to understand cell type-specific DNA repair preferences during genome...

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Moritz was awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) PhD Fellowship for his project to understand cell type-specific DNA repair preferences during genome editing. The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds supports the most talented young researchers worldwide whose PhD or MD projects are aimed at experimentally elucidating basic phenomena of human life. Congratulations to Moritz!

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Welcome to Elia

Elia received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from ETH Zurich in 2020. He joined the Corn Lab as a Master student in Molecular & Cellular Biology...

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Elia received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from ETH Zurich in 2020. He joined the Corn Lab as a Master student in Molecular & Cellular Biology in March 2021. His research interests include blood diseases, genome engineering, functional genomics, DNA repair mechanisms and CRISPR based research.   

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Welcome to Alexandra

Alexandra received her Bachelor’s degree in 2018 from the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt. In February 2021 she joined the Corn Lab and is currently...

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Alexandra received her Bachelor’s degree in 2018 from the Technical University (TU) of Darmstadt. In February 2021 she joined the Corn Lab and is currently investigating separation-of-function mutations of several genes involved in the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway.

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Welcome to Diego

Diego López León received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Berne in 2013. In his Master thesis, ...

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Diego López León received his Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Berne in 2013. In his Master thesis, he focused on bone marrow stromal cells and their role in CML in the lab of Prof. Adrian Ochsenbein at the DKF/ Inselspital Berne. After that, he worked as Research Assistant at the University of Fribourg, exploring the biology of cytotoxic T-cells and cytotoxic proteins against pathogenic bacteria. Diego joined the Corn lab as a technical expert in February 2021, working on HSCs gene editing. His research interests include gene editing on monogenic diseases, as well as the potential use of CRISPR/Cas9 system to treat cancer.

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Welcome to Sebastian

Sebastian joined the Corn lab as a PhD student in March 2021. He received his MSc in Biochemistry from ETH Zurich in December 2020 with his work on the therapeutic...

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Sebastian joined the Corn lab as a PhD student in March 2021. He received his MSc in Biochemistry from ETH Zurich in December 2020 with his work on the therapeutic potential of CRISPR Base- and Prime-Editors for the genetic disease Fanconi Anemia (FA).

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