German Aerospace Center provides 2.6 million euros for infrared spectrometer MERTIS
The team headed by planetologist Prof. Harald Hiesinger from the University of Münster will be involved in the BepiColombo space mission which sets off for the planet Mercury in 2018. The German Aerospace Centre has now made a further 2.6 million euros available for Hiesinger’s MERTIS project to study the mineralogy of Mercury.
German Ministry of Research funds project to develop new mathematical methods / University of Münster coordinates the project
“Four-dimensional imaging” is becoming increasingly important for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. A new joint project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Science now aims to improve the methods of “4D-imaging”. Project coordinator is Prof. Martin Burger, a mathematician at the University of Münster.
The Family-Friendly HR Policy Research Centre at Münster University publishes a study on family-friendly measures at Münster University Hospital
A study just published, entitled "Balancing career and family with the berufundfamilie audit programme – a case study at Münster University Hospital", asks whether family-friendly measures undertaken by companies can be innovative and, at the same time, a worthwhile social investment.
“Science” publication: further development of much-used industrial method
In the current issue of the "Science" magazine, a team of chemists led by Prof. Armido Studer from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at Münster University present a new approach which enables three – and not, as previously, two – chemical components to be "coupled" in one single reaction without any transition metal.
Münster University lecturer Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi is the only German finalist in Dubai
Dr. Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi is a finalist in the competition to find the Global Teacher. The British Varkey Foundation chose the 34-year-old lecturer at Münster University as the only German among the top ten competing for the Global Teacher Prize.
The LabAid programme at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence contributes to equal opportunities in the scientific world
In their research groups at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence, scientists Julia Ghelman and Dr. Eva Korpos are studying how cells behave. Thanks to "LabAid" they were able to continue their research work while they were pregnant and after their children were born.
An optical method for cell analysis and manipulation in the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence
Using an optical method, researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence have investigated the mechanical features of cells in living zebrafish embryos and manipulated, for the first time, several components in the cells simultaneously. The study appears in the Journal of Biophotonics.
Specialist Prof. Dr. Carmen Binnewies' advice to all concerned: think about an emergency plan
For many people, commuting is a part of their daily working life. What it means for those concerned is explained in this interview by psychologist Prof. Dr. Carmen Binnewies. Prof. Dr. Bernward Schmidt and Dr. Nils Bahlo also give an idea of what it is like to commute daily.
Tracking inflammatory processes / Study produced by researchers at Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence
Which molecular mechanisms are at work when, in the case of inflammation, immune cells migrate from the blood vessel into the tissue? Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence at Münster University have gained new insights into this question. The study has been published in the journal “Cell Reports”.
Findings of planetologists in Münster contradict hypothesis of a late cometary origin / Publication in "Nature"
Did water arrive on Earth at an early stage of the planet’s evolution? Or did it come later, as a result of the impact of comets? Both hypotheses are the subject of discussion. Planetologists at Münster University have measured isotopes and have now demonstrated that the water must have arrived here at an early stage. The study has been published in "Nature".
Interview on work-family balance at the University and on future challenges
Münster of University has been awarded the Seal of Quality as a "family-friendly university" three times. Georg Barzel, an auditor at "berufundfamilie Service" ("workandfamily service"), the organisation which awards the certificates, talks in this interview about the current situation as regards work-family balance and discusses future challenges.
Exactly ten years ago the German parliament passed a law introducing the payment of an allowance for people taking parental leave. Three members of the staff of Münster University talk about their experience with this financial support.
Dr. Jürgen P. Rinderspacher from the Institute of Ethics and Associated Social Sciences at Münster University explains in this article, originally published in "wissen|leben", how having a job and caring for relatives can be balanced.
Back to "zero" / Study produced by researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence
If cells are under stress, for example in the case of injuries, they react to the stress and reorganize their cytoskeleton. This has been demonstrated by Prof. Roland Wedlich-Söldner and his team at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. Their study has been published in the journal "eLife".