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Astronomy - Dec 12
Astronomy
Hitherto unknown structures in belts of dust and gas around young stars are providing new insights into the birth of planets along with compelling fodder for research. They were discovered by an international team of astronomers that studied 20 of these so-called protoplanetary discs in a months-long observing campaign.
Life Sciences - Dec 11
Life Sciences

The skin is our largest organ, and, among other things, it provides protection against mechanical impacts.

Life Sciences - Dec 6
Life Sciences

Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

Life Sciences - Dec 7
Life Sciences

The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured.

Life Sciences - Nov 27
Life Sciences

When an organism develops, masses of cells combine to form different types of tissue, all of which have different functions.


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Physics - Materials Science - 11.12.2018
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a ¤2 million Consolidator Grant to Dorota Koziej from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg.

Administration - 10.12.2018

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 07.12.2018
Dandelion rubber gets ready for the market
Dandelion rubber gets ready for the market
Research done by Prof. Dirk Prüfer and his team makes transfer possible / "Taraxagum project is an outstanding example of the way that Münster University stands for top-level research" Years ago, the idea sounded anything from weird to audacious: manufacturing car tyres from dandelions.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.12.2018
Jan Korbel And Stefan Pfister Receive HMLS Investigator Award
For their ongoing commitment to promote groundbreaking collaborations in Heidelberg and to establish new methods of research in the molecular life sciences, especially cancer research, Dr Jan Korbel and Stefan Pfister will share this year's HMLS Investigator Award.

Chemistry - Careers / Employment - 04.12.2018

Business / Economics - Life Sciences - 30.11.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 29.11.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 27.11.2018
Leading in their research field
Leading in their research field
11/27/2018 Their scientific papers are among the most frequently cited by researchers worldwide. Six researchers of the University of Würzburg have therefore been added to the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List.

Physics - Administration - 26.11.2018

Environment - 15.11.2018

Social Sciences - 15.11.2018

Health - Chemistry - 02.11.2018

Innovation / Technology - 02.11.2018

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 30.10.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the art museum
Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the art museum
To celebrate the launch of its Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), the Technical University of Munich (TUM) hosted a high-caliber robotics congress with international guests and a big opening ceremony at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Politics - 25.10.2018

Politics - 25.10.2018
Teaching language, scan exams, and more rooms
Teaching language, scan exams, and more rooms
"Your idea. Your district. Your democracy." - with this slogan the internet platform muc.me launched this August, providing new, simple ways of participating in Munich's local politics.

Administration - 25.10.2018

Administration - 25.10.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - 25.10.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - 25.10.2018

Careers / Employment - 25.10.2018

Business / Economics - Event - 25.10.2018

Life Sciences - 24.10.2018
ERC Synergy Grants for Universität Heidelberg Researchers
Scientists of Heidelberg University are key participants in two research teams, each of which has obtained an ERC Synergy Grant, a highly-endowed grant from the European Research Council.

Careers / Employment - History / Archeology - 24.10.2018

Business / Economics - 23.10.2018

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.10.2018
6.1 million ¤ for the investigation of signalling molecules in plants
6.1 million € for the investigation of signalling molecules in plants
Julia Kehr from the Department of Biology at Universität Hamburg successfully acquired an ERC Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) this year.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2018
New agent against anthrax
New agent against anthrax
A team of researchers has developed an innovative strategy for preventing the anthrax bacterium from absorbing iron, which is crucial for its survival. It does so by neutralizing a special iron complexing agent produced by the bacterium. Because the anthrax pathogen only spreads in the body when it receives access to the essential element, this is expected to provide an effective treatment against the life-threatening infection.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.10.2018
Newly constructed Bavarian NMR Center opens at Technical University of Munich
Newly constructed Bavarian NMR Center opens at Technical University of Munich
One of the world's highest performance NMR spectrometers will be at the heart of the newly opened Bavarian Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Literature / Linguistics - History / Archeology - 19.10.2018

Business / Economics - Innovation / Technology - 18.10.2018

Mathematics - Chemistry - 17.10.2018
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