INM has again succeeded in attracting an ERC Grant: With the Proof of Concept Grant awarded to Professor Arzt and his team, INM is going to bring its developments in the area of innovative adhesive structures closer to industrial application. In terms of content, SWITCH2MARKET will follow on from the ERC Advanced Grant SWITCH2STICK: The results of the research on adhesive structures for robotics have now been developed to the point that their commercial exploitation is tantalizingly close.
The primary purpose of the one-year SWITCH2MARKET project is to analyze potential markets, seek out new cooperation partners and develop an appropriate patent...19.03.2018 | Read more
Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding for TIB project on Open Access in high energy physics
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided funding for a project entitled “The opportunities and challenges involved in the national...13.03.2018 | Read more
The Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany, was approved 5 million EUR additional funding by the German Joint Science Conference (Gemeinsame Wissenschaftskonferenz, GWK), which thus implemented a proposal by the Senate of the German Leibniz Association. The funding is to be used to build up a new research focus on “Microbiome and Aging” at the Institute. In parallel, a recruitment effort to fill an associated tenured W3-professorship has already been initiated.
The Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany, was awarded 5 million EUR additional funding from the German Federal...09.03.2018 | Read more
Together with three other neuroscientists Professor Christian Haass, speaker of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Munich site and Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) of Munich, receives the world’s most valuable prize for brain research. The 2018 Brain Prize, awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation in Denmark, is worth one million Euros.
Awarded annually, it recognises international scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to neuroscience. Besides Haass the...06.03.2018 | Read more
On February 27, 2018, Mojin Robotics GmbH received the EUR 5,000 Fraunhofer start-up award, a joint initiative of Fraunhofer Venture and High-Tech Gründerfonds. This year’s award honors a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA.
On February 27, 2018, Mojin Robotics GmbH received the EUR 5,000 Fraunhofer start-up award, a joint initiative of Fraunhofer Venture and High-Tech...28.02.2018 | Read more
Project to investigate the temperature behaviour of the fruit fly "Drosophila" receives research funding of more than 2 million euro
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the research project "Seasonal temperature acclimation in Drosophila: A multidisciplinary approach" with a...31.01.2018 | Read more
Prof. Charlotte K. Williams from Oxford University / UK receives the Otto Roelen Medal 2018. This prize will be awarded by DECHEMA and the German Catalysis Society in recognition of her developments in the field of highly active catalysts for carbon dioxide copolymerization. This enables renewable resources such as carbon dioxide and plants to be converted into polymers and fuels. The award ceremony will take place on 15 March 2018 during the 51th Annual Meeting of German Catalysis Scientists in Weimar / Germany.
These tailor-made catalysts are capable of converting carbon dioxide, including waste emissions from industrial manufacture, into polycarbonate polyols.29.01.2018 | Read more
The European Research Council (ERC) to be funding the project QUEM-CHEM from the Jena chemist with €1,9 million / Prof. Dr Stefanie Gräfe is the first female ERC grant holder at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
For those who want to clarify fundamental questions in science to develop new theories, not only perseverance also funding is essential. The EU may not be able...25.01.2018 | Read more
Volumetric video is regarded worldwide as the next important development step in the field of media production. Especially in the context of the extremely rapid development of the Virtual Reality (VR) und Augmented Reality (AR) markets, volumetric video is becoming a key technology. The researchers from Fraunhofer HHI have developed an awarded technology for volumetric video: 3D Human Body Reconstruction (3DHBR). This innovative technology transmits the realistic image of a person into a virtual world.
The 3D Human Body Reconstruction technology captures real persons with multiple cameras at the same time and creates naturally moving dynamic 3D models, which...17.01.2018 | Read more
Associate Professor Timothy Noël from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, Netherlands) is awarded the DECHEMA Prize 2017 in recognition of his pioneering work on continuous photochemical conversion in microfluidic systems. Timothy Noël is one of the leading experts in this field, which may be used in the future for the synthesis of fine chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients or even in carbon dioxide activation for the synthesis of solar fuels.
The DECHEMA prize is endowed with 20,000 euros and is awarded annually for outstanding research work in the fields of technical chemistry, process engineering,...11.01.2018 | Read more
An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver. The researchers led by Prof. Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, report in “Nature” that LHPP can also serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer.
The incidence of liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma, is steadily increasing. In the last twenty years, the number of cases has almost doubled...
In just a few weeks from now, the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere where it will to a large extent burn up. It is possible that some debris will reach the Earth's surface. Tiangong-1 is orbiting the Earth uncontrolled at a speed of approx. 29,000 km/h.Currently the prognosis relating to the time of impact currently lies within a window of several days. The scientists at Fraunhofer FHR have already been monitoring Tiangong-1 for a number of weeks with their TIRA system, one of the most powerful space observation radars in the world, with a view to supporting the German Space Situational Awareness Center and the ESA with their re-entry forecasts.
Following the loss of radio contact with Tiangong-1 in 2016 and due to the low orbital height, it is now inevitable that the Chinese space station will...
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, provider of research and development services for OLED lighting solutions, announces the founding of the “OLED Licht Forum” and presents latest OLED design and lighting solutions during light+building, from March 18th – 23rd, 2018 in Frankfurt a.M./Germany, at booth no. F91 in Hall 4.0.
They are united in their passion for OLED (organic light emitting diodes) lighting with all of its unique facets and application possibilities. Thus experts in...
A new scenario seeking to explain how Mars' putative oceans came and went over the last 4 billion years implies that the oceans formed several hundred million...
For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications.
In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the networks of...
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