News from the Göttingen Campus

Professor Matin Qaim honoured as Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
The agricultural scientist Professor Matin Qaim from the University of Göttingen was recently elected Fellow of the American Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The fellowship is the highest US American recognition in agricultural economics for outstanding and continuous scientific achievements. The AAEA has been honouring fellows since 1957. Qaim is the first German agricultural economist to receive this award. The AAEA honours…
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Field measurement campaign on wind turbine in Colorado begins
Three innovative 20-metre-long rotor blades that were developed within the context of the SmartBlades2 project will be assessed under natural weather and wind conditions in Boulder, Colorado (USA) over the next four months. For this purpose, the rotor blades, which were designed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) and built by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), have been…
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The Göttingen scientists from the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and the MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019.
The Göttingen scientists Professor Ayelet Shachar from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and Dr Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2019 - the most important research award in Germany. We congratulate them on this great success. More information
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The dietary supplement Lecithin improves the myelination of diseased Schwann cells
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common hereditary neuropathy and affects more than two million people worldwide. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine and the University Medical Center of Göttingen now hope to use lecithin, a harmless dietary supplement to treat the incurable illness. In Germany alone, at least 30,000 people suffer from Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy, which belongs to the class of rare…
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