News from the Göttingen Campus

Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesemann, Director of the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen, receives the Science Award Lower Saxony 2022.
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International research team led by Göttingen University use advanced machine learning to model biodiversity
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Viola Priesemann receives Arthur Burkhardt Prize
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Iron isotopes in samples from asteroid Ryugu suggest its origin to lie beyond the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
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PriCaB combines research and husbandry under one roof
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Playing wind instruments spreads more viruses than breathing, but less than speaking or singing
A relatively large number of viruses can emerge from the clarinet. It releases considerably more aerosols, which can contain pathogens such as Sars-CoV-2, compared to other instruments such as the flute. However, the risk of transmission from an infected person on a wind instrument is generally much lower than for people who sing or speak, provided that one spends the same amount of time in their vicinity. This is the conclusion drawn by a…
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With the help of an ERC Proof of Concept Grant, Prof. Dr. Maarit Korpi-Lagg is breaking new ground in predicting space weather.
Prof. Dr. Maarit Korpi-Lagg of Aalto University in Espoo (Finland) and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen (Germany) has received a Proof of Concept Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). In the next year and a half, Prof. Dr. Korpi-Lagg intends to develop an innovative method to predict solar storms. The novel approach to space weather forecasts could increase the possible warning times by a few days,…
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Professor Lutz Ackermann receives SCF French-German Georg Wittig-Victor Grignard Award 2022
The chemist Professor Lutz Ackermann from the University of Göttingen receives the SCF French-German Georg Wittig-Victor Grignard Prize 2022. The Société Chimique de France (SCF) awards this prize to outstanding chemists who have enriched research in both countries through their work. Ackermann receives the prize for his research in the field of catalytic activation of reaction-carrying C-H bonds by transition metal catalysis. The prize also…
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Brain organoids provide insights into the evolution of the human brain
ARHGAP11B - this complex name is given to a gene that is unique to humans and plays an essential role in the development of the neocortex. The neocortex is the part of the brain to which we owe our high mental abilities. A team of researchers from the German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Göttingen, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, and the Hector Institute for…
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The research project FAIR CHARM aims to apply findings from basic scientific research to clinical applications with the aid of high-resolution, real-time imaging.
The research project FAIR CHARM aims to apply findings from basic scientific research to clinical applications with the aid of high-resolution, real-time imaging. The EU is funding the project with six million euro. The range of expertise is covered by an interdisciplinary consortium of six international universities and research institutions as well as three enterprises. Also involved is a team headed by Frauke Alves at the Max Planck Institute…
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