Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence are aiming to develop new detectors for positron emission tomographs (PET). They are testing to see how well PET detectors can function on the basis of a liquid known as TriMethyl Bismuth (TMBi) operated as ionisation and Cherenkov detectors.
Do chemicals that we take up from the environment impair the function of sperm? This is what Dr. Christian Schiffer, a junior researcher at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, is investigating. He has received the KlarText Prize for an easy-to-understand article about his research work.
Nearly one hundred "researchers of tomorrow" and their parents came to the labs of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence for the "Türöffner-Tag". They fed cells, wore protective clothing and isolated the DNA of bananas.
At this year's CiM Symposium "Pattern formation in space in time", speakers from the fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and medicine presented their current research results. Dr. Christiane Natsch and Prof. Ryan Gilmour tell about their impressions in a conference report.