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Plant biologist Caroline Dean receives the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce Caroline Dean of the John Innes Centre Norwich, United Kingdom, as the winner of the 2015 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award.

Professor Dean receives the award for her outstanding contributions to plant biology, in particular for her work to understand how changes in temperature...

14.01.2015 | nachricht Read more

Eight scientists awarded EMBO Installation Grants

EMBO announces the selection of eight scientists as recipients of the 2014 Installation Grants. The grants will help the scientists to relocate and set up laboratories in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and Turkey.

“Our grants directly support young scientists going to participating member states to establish their own research groups. The awards help talented researchers...

10.12.2014 | nachricht Read more

European team of Aerosol researchers with participation of TROPOS awarded

The Hagen-Smith Prize of Aerosol research goes 2014 to an international team with participation of TROPOS researchers for a summary paper about chemical characteristics of particulate matters in Europe. The team has been analysing data of 24 sites across the continent. One of these is the TROPOS research site in Melpitz near Leipzig. During the last 10 years these paper was cited around 400 times.

The selection has been made by an international committee of eminent scientists from six countries. „Your contributions are truly seminal and have been...

09.12.2014 | nachricht Read more

EuropeanPioneers fund 12 Start-ups with over 2 Million Euros

Today marks the beginning of the 8 month cycle for "FIWARE ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME" – 265 applicants from 30 countries for the project areas: Smart City Services, Pervasive Gaming, E-Learning and Social Connected TV – Next round for applying opens in May 2015 at http://www.europeanpioneers.eu 

The founders of twelve start-ups from 10 European countries have gathered this morning in Berlin: Today marks the beginning of the 8 month period held by the...

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Katja Heinze receives research award for intelligent food packaging with freshness indicator

Chemistry professor from Mainz University developed in a collaborative research project a novel foil packaging material that displays information on food freshness by means of color changes

The Mainz chemistry professor Katja Heinze and her Luxembourg cooperation partner Dr. Patrick Choquet have received the Interregional Research Award for the...

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Siemens inventors awarded for innovative railway technology

Ralf Beyer and Peter Faubel are two of the twelve employees who have won the Siemens “Inventor of the Year 2014” award. Both are active in the field of railway technology and together have over 90 patents to their credit. Their clever ideas have spawned products that make the web-based maintenance of rail vehicles possible or which use wireless communication to optimize the power consumption of classification yards.

Web-based maintenance of rail vehicles

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Distinguished award for Fraunhofer MEVIS research scientist

– a video illustrates the function of the award-winning method

Fabian Zöhrer, physicist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Bremen, received the GHTC® – the German High Tech Champions Award on...

03.12.2014 | nachricht Read more

Where light and motion become one

Physicist Tobias Kippenberg measures and manipulates oscillators that are tiny yet still visible to the naked eye. Their optical and mechanical properties are governed by the laws of quantum physics. In recognition of his innovative work he has been awarded the National Latsis Prize 2014.

The laws of quantum physics apply in general at very small scales, governing the behaviour of elementary particles or atoms. Tobias Kippenberg, professor at...

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Starting Grants awarded to 27 young researchers

Twenty-seven outstanding young researchers have received an SNSF Starting Grant. The funding level, duration and funding conditions are in line with those of the European Research Council (ERC). This transitional measure of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) offered the Swiss research community an adequate substitute for ERC grants.

The SNSF set up Temporary Backup Schemes (TBS) in March 2014. They enabled excellent researchers working or planning to work at Swiss research institutions to...

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Chips für die Kommunikationstechnik der Zukunft

Prof. Dr. Frank Ellinger erhält den Forschungspreis Technische Kommunikation der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung.

Prof. Dr. Frank Ellinger erhält heute den mit 20.000 Euro dotierten Forschungspreis Technische Kommunikation der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung. Der Elektrotechniker...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Pictured together for the first time: A chemokine and its receptor

Researchers capture 3-D structure of a molecular interaction that influences cancer, inflammation and HIV infection

Researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Bridge Institute at the University of Southern...

Im Focus: Intelligent Algorithm Finds Available Carsharing Vehicles

A new program will make it easier to combine different modes of transport. Siemens is developing a service for predicting the availability of carsharing vehicles at a given location at specific times.

The forecasting tool will be incorporated into the integrated SiMobility Connect mobility platform, which links carsharing firms, public transport companies,...

Im Focus: New conductive coatings for flexible touchscreens – presentation at nano tech 2015 in Japan

Mobile phones and smart phones still haven‘t been adapted to the carrying habits of their users. That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket: the displays of the innumerable phones and pods are rigid and do not yield to the anatomical forms adopted by the people carrying them. By now it is no longer any secret that the big players in the industry are working on flexible displays. Properties that suitable coatings offer in this respect will be demonstrated by the developments of the INM – Leibniz-Institute for New Materials on show nano tech 2015, Tokio, Japan.

For the nanoparticle inks, the researchers are using what are known as TCOs, or transparent conducting oxides. “We use the TCOs to produce nanoparticles with...

Im Focus: New 'microcapsules' have potential to repair damage caused by osteoarthritis

A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. The research was funded by Arthritis Research UK and the AO Foundation.

A protein molecule called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), which occurs naturally in the body, is known to reduce inflammation and aid in the repair of...

Im Focus: Schizophrenia: genetic alterations linked to functional changes in nerve cells

A gene that influences the communication between nerve cells has a higher mutation rate in schizophrenia patients than in healthy individuals / Previously unknown gene mutations show a functional effect in nerve cells / Parallels between genetic alterations in patients with schizophrenia and autism / Scientists from Heidelberg publish in “Molecular Psychiatry”

Researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital have identified 10 previously unknown genetic alterations (mutations) in schizophrenia patients. The affected...

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