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Thomas Wollert receives Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators

With the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award, the Eppendorf AG honors outstanding work in biomedical research in collaboration with the scientific journal Nature.

Thomas Wollert, group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, was selected by an independent Award Jury for his groundbreaking studies to reveal...

20.04.2015 | nachricht Read more

New DFG Research Group: “What Does a Neutrino Weigh?”

German Research Foundation provides approximately two million euros in funding

A new research group, established at Heidelberg University with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG), is working on determining the mass of the...

14.04.2015 | nachricht Read more

EuropeanPioneers funds start-ups with over 2 Million Euros for the second round

This week the EU-accelerator programme “EuropeanPioneers” starts the second round of funding, in which 13 start-ups and SMEs get the chance to be supported with up to 250,000 Euros.

Entrepreneurs in the areas of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning will receive the fund.

01.04.2015 | nachricht Read more

Protein design – A construction kit full of opportunities

It was a very successful application for Birte Höcker. The researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology has now received an ERC Consolidator Grant and prize money of nearly 2 Million Euros from the European Research Council (ERC). She and her team can now follow up on new ideas about protein design, their scientific discipline.

Höcker, a biochemist, studies the evolution of proteins and uses her knowledge to construct new ones. She could already show that the diversity of proteins...

25.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

University of Luxembourg physicist is awarded a grant by the European Research Council

Prof. Dr. Jan Lagerwall, a physicist at the University of Luxembourg, has just been awarded the prestigious “Consolidator Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). The “ERC Consolidator Grant” is one of the most sought-after competitive research grants in Europe. Lagerwall, a Swedish expert in liquid crystals, will receive altogether around 2 million euros funding from the ERC over the next five years.

“I can still hardly believe it, it’s absolutely fantastic” was Lagerwall’s initial reaction to the good news. The 44-year-old scientist has been working in the...

23.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

Physicist Mathias Kläui awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant to develop innovative magnetic sensors

EU support to bridge gap between theoretical research and commercial applications

Professor Mathias Kläui of the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC)...

16.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

iF Design Award for Velaro platform

The Siemens Velaro high speed train is the winner of the renowned iF Design Award in the Product category. The international jury was convinced by the striking exterior design and the flexible interior design.

All equipment mounted on the roof of the Velaro, such as HVAC system and braking resistors, is completely hidden, and the spoiler, nose and front section have...

15.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

IP Management Award 2015

Honors for outstanding patent management

For the eighth year in a row, Fraunhofer IAO and Management Circle have recognized companies that have demonstrated excellence in the field of commercial...

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Max Planck scientists receive 3 Million Euro award

Dr. Patrick Müller and Dr. Frank Chan, research group leaders at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tübingen, Germany, have been awarded prestigious ERC Starting Grants. Each scientist will receive 1.5 Million Euros over a period of five years for their excellent research. The ERC Starting Grants, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), support the scientific independence of top researchers across Europe at an early stage of their career.

The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory (FML) is the smallest research institute on the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen, Germany. Two of its research group leaders,...

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Helmholtz supports three research projects along the road to application

The Helmholtz Association is keen on developing pioneering technologies and making them attractive for industry. It is therefore channelling more than €20 million from its Initiative and Networking Fund into helping scientists quickly move their projects from research to application. Since its launch in 2011, the Validation Fund has financed a total of 21 projects.

Independent assessors have recently recommended to financially supporting three more projects: a continuous production process for more cost efficient...

04.03.2015 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: On the trail of a trace gas

Max Planck researcher Buhalqem Mamtimin determines how much nitrogen oxide is released into the atmosphere from agriculturally used oases.

In order to make statements about current and future air pollution, scientists use models which simulate the Earth’s atmosphere. A lot of information such as...

Im Focus: Advances in Molecular Electronics: Lights On – Molecule On

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information on the level of single molecules to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit. As recently reported in the academic journal Advanced Science, the researchers can switch on the current flow through a single molecule for the first time with the help of light.

Dr. Artur Erbe, physicist at the HZDR, is convinced that in the future molecular electronics will open the door for novel and increasingly smaller – while also...

Im Focus: Pruning of Blood Vessels: Cells Can Fuse With Themselves

Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves. This process, which occurs when a blood vessel is no longer necessary and pruned, has now been described on the cellular level by Prof. Markus Affolter from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The findings of this study have been published in the journal “PLoS Biology”.

The vascular system is the supply network of the human organism and delivers oxygen and nutrients to the last corners of the body. So far, research on the...

Im Focus: Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a...

Im Focus: A “pin ball machine” for atoms and photons

A team of physicists from MPQ, Caltech, and ICFO proposes the combination of nano-photonics with ultracold atoms for simulating quantum many-body systems and creating new states of matter.

Ultracold atoms in the so-called optical lattices, that are generated by crosswise superposition of laser beams, have been proven to be one of the most...

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