International experts will address various social and political issues in the exhibition
The University of Münster (WWU), in cooperation with the artistic directors of the Skulptur Projekte, will present the “Blumenberg Lectures” during the exhibition period. In this series of ten lectures international experts will address various social and political issues in the exhibition and discuss them from the perspective of their own disciplines.
International Precious Metal Institute honors Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius and PhD-student Johannes Ernst
Two chemists from Münster receive awards from the International Precious Metals Institute: Prof. Frank Glorius, from the Organic Chemistry Institute, will receive the Faculty Advisor Award. His PhD-student Johannes Ernst will be awarded a Student Award.
Usually, interdisciplinary research is especially innovative. This is why the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence is funding five new pilot projects. Young researchers from several different disciplines have to apply for and implement the projects, for which they are themselves responsible.
BMBF supports German-Brazilian research project with around €1.1 million
Scientists of the University of Münster (WWU) have started a German-Brazilian research project implementing two systematic approaches to better understand mechanisms of salt tolerance in tomato plants and to generate tomato lines with enhanced salt tolerance. The BMBF supports this project.
"It was a conscious decision of ours to start a family while we were still students"
Anna Gerding, 29, is studying English and French at the University of Münster, training to be a teacher. Some of her lecturers are surprised when she asks for an extension of a deadline because she has a child.
“Human Frontier Science Program”: Prof. Timo Betz and international colleagues receive €1 million of funding
Prof. Timo Betz is studying the mechanics of cells at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. For his research he has now received a prestigious research award from the “Human Frontier Science Program”. Together with colleagues from the USA and Canada he is receiving one million euros of funding.
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.
Federal Ministry of Education and 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.