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 | Read more
Two Berlin research teams led by Marie-Laure Yaspo at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Hans Lehrach at Alacris Theranostics GmbH in Berlin are partners in the TREGeneration consortium. Their goal is to develop new strategies for the treatment of Graft versus Host Disease, a serious complication following bone marrow transplantation. A total of 6 million euros was awarded to the consortium to perform a 5-year research project comprising a set of five parallel clinical trials.
Transplantation of stem cells can save the life of patients suffering from leukemia or other blood diseases. Between 30 and 50% of patients undergoing stem...27.02.2015 | Read more
Dr. Anne Ersbak Bang Nielsen, a young research scientist in the Theory Division of Professor Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching near Munich), has received the Honorary Award of the Danish “Network for Women in Physics (KIF)”.
The KIF-prize is awarded annually to create attention on the significance of women in the field of physics. The prize shall contribute to make women physicists...19.02.2015 | Read more
Quickly translating research findings into applications and thereby using them for social and commercial benefit is the aim of the Helmholtz Enterprise funding programme. Three new spin-offs from Helmholtz Centres have recently been approved for funding.
The entrepreneurs receive seed capital of up to €260,000. Half of this comes from the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund, while the other...11.02.2015 | Read more
A better understanding of the way metabolism works may in the long run mean make it easier to find new medicines for diseases such as diabetes. By combining different methods taken from physics, the researcher Anna-Karin Gustavsson has been able to study metabolism in individual cells.
The objective of these research studies is to see what cells do when there are changes in their environment.09.02.2015 | Read more
Das Forschungsbündnis „Biologische Sensor-Aktor-Systeme auf der Basis von funktionalisierten Mikroorganismen (BioSAM)“ ist im Januar 2015 gegründet worden. Es vereint fünf Institute der TU Dresden mit fünf weiteren Forschungseinrichtungen und elf Unternehmen aus der Region. Das Bündnis wird im Rahmen der Innovationsinitiative „Unternehmen Region“ des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) für drei Jahre mit rund 7 Mio. Euro gefördert.
Im Mittelpunkt von BioSAM stehen lebende Mikroorganismen wie Hefen oder Bakterien mit einzigartigen Eigenschaften, die technisch genutzt werden sollen. So...04.02.2015 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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...09.12.2014 | Read more
When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make...
Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film—only 20 layers of atoms—to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.
The devices showed vast improvement in efficiency over comparable devices using the earlier “wonder material” graphene.
For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique X-ray laser at...
Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path. This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide a basis for numerous applications in the field of electronics. The research group led by Professor Christian Schönenberger at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel is publishing its results together with European colleagues in the renowned scientific journal “Nature Communications”.
For some years, the research group led by Professor Christian Schönenberger at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics has been looking...
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
Taking a simultaneously imaginative and rigidly scientific view, chemical engineers and astronomers offer a template for life that could thrive in a harsh,...
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