On 7 September the Körber Foundation will present the Körber European Science Prize 2016 endowed with 750,000 euros to Prof. Dr. Hans Clevers in Hamburg City Hall. The Dutch scientist is honoured for his ground-breaking discoveries in stem cell Research.
On Wednesday, 7 September, at 11 a.m., the Körber Foundation will present the Körber European Science Prize 2016 endowed with 750,000 euros to Prof. Dr. Hans...25.08.2016 | Read more
Why do cells and tissues age and what are the genetic and molecular causes for aging? These are the central research questions that Italian junior scientist Dr. Francesco Neri, PhD, is trying to answer. Currently starting his own research group at Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany, Neri will be awarded the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in November 2016 – one of the most highly endowed research awards in Germany.
In recent times, our understanding of aging has deeply changed. Stem cells, that are the basis for organ regeneration throughout life, start to mutate in...27.07.2016 | Read more
ZIK B CUBE – a research center for molecular bioengineering at TU Dresden – is extending its research scope and welcomes a new junior research group led by Dr. Igor Zlotnikov. With 4.6 million Euro of financial support for 5 years from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Initiative „Unternehmen Region – Zentren für Innovationskompetenz) Zlotnikov gets the opportunity to build up his team, which will study the role of internal interfaces in biological tissues formation and function.
Zlotnikov started his activities on 1 July and uses marine shells, such as the pen shell Pinna nobilis, which is one of the biggest shells worldwide, as a...18.07.2016 | Read more
'Please blow into this bag': what is known to drivers from traffic controls could increasingly complement blood checks in medical examinations. Scientists around Professor Boris Mizaikoff, Director of the Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IABC) at Ulm University, developed a breath gas analysis method ('μbreath') which allows them to diagnose various diseases in humans – in some cases before they even break out. The team recently received an award by the British Royal Society of Chemistry for their application-oriented infrared sensors.
'The body's metabolism is reflected in the compounds present in the exhaled breath. On the basis of minuscule molecules, which are chemically altered or...13.07.2016 | Read more
The external member of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Prof. Dr. George Fytas, has been granted over two million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) for retrieving a dispersion relation for quantized sound waves, so-called phonons, in soft structures.
Soft materials that are periodic on the submicrometer length scale act as both hypersonic phononic and visible light photonic crystals. This means: they...13.07.2016 | Read more
The renowned International Institute of Welding (IIW) has annually granted the most important emerging scientist award in the area of joining technology since 1948: the Henry Granjon Prize. On July 10th, 2016, Dr Seyed Goushegir is awarded this year’s prestigious prize at the IIW's 69th annual meeting in Melbourne. He receives the prize for his work within the Institute of Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.
The Henry Granjon Prize is awarded for outstanding publications in four categories carried out by emerging researchers working toward a master's thesis or...11.07.2016 | Read more
Two Scientists, Two Institutes, One Goal: Highest Efficiency Solar Cells
For the eleventh year in a row, SolarWorld’s prestigious Junior Einstein Award has been awarded to excellent young scientists and engineers. At the award...27.06.2016 | Read more
Joint research team of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf receives award for a recent work on laser eye surgery
In their publication “A New Technology for Applanation Free Corneal Trephination: The Picosecond Infrared Laser (PIRL)” the research team around Stephan J....16.06.2016 | Read more
Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have received more than one million euros in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 Initiative. Dr. Tobias Stöger and Dr. Otmar Schmid from the Institute of Lung Biology and Disease and the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) will be using the funds to develop new tests to assess risks posed by nanomaterials in the airways. This could contribute to reducing the need for complex toxicity tests.
Nanoparticles are extremely small particles that can penetrate into remote parts of the body. While researchers are investigating various strategies for...13.06.2016 | Read more
Marcus Seidel, who joined the group of Prof. Ferenc Krausz in 2012, has been selected as the winner of the Tingye Li Innovation Prize at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2016).
In honor of the Chinese-American physicist Dr. Tingye Li (1931-2012) and his fundamental research in particular on laser modes and optical communication, the...09.06.2016 | Read more
Scientists and engineers striving to create the next machine-age marvel--whether it be a more aerodynamic rocket, a faster race car, or a higher-efficiency jet...
Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous challenges in fabrication, so they are still only in an early stage of development.
In the latest issue of Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances , Sarah Hoffmann-Urlaub and Tim Salditt report the fabrication and testing of...
Electrochemists at TU Graz have managed to use monocrystalline semiconductor silicon as an active storage electrode in lithium batteries. This enables an integrated power supply to be made for microchips with a rechargeable battery.
Small electrical gadgets, such as mobile phones, tablets or notebooks, are indispensable accompaniments of everyday life. Integrated circuits in the interiors...
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according...
A nanocrystalline material that rapidly makes white light out of blue light has been developed by KAUST researchers.
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