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International StudyMicrobes and viruses – a threat to Mars?

  • von Dr. Alexandra Nießen
  • 30.11.2021

Viruses are survivors! Desert heat and desiccation can’t harm some of them. An international team led by UDE-Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Probst discovered the viruses and microorganisms in the Atacama Desert. This has been published in two journals.

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UDE/AG Hemmo Meyer

Breakdown of 3D Protein StructuresThreaded as an Eyelet

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 29.11.2021

A protein in our body uses an old needlework trick – that's what molecular biologists have discovered. By connecting amino acids that are only a few nanometers in size, the researchers were able to understand the process at the molecular level.

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UDE/Hanna Pazniak

New sensor detects low air humidityIt doesn't get more accurate than this!

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 19.10.2021

A physics team from the UDE has developed ultra-thin and very sensitive sensors together with Russian colleagues. These can detect such small concentrations of water vapor as was previously impossible. The detectors are based on highly conductive materials known as MXenes.

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Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband

21 million euros EU funding for renaturationFinding natural solutions

  • von Dr. Alexandra Nießen
  • 01.10.2021

The summer floods in Germany have shown once again: "Water bodies and their floodplains need more space – they have to be renaturalized," says UDE-Prof. Daniel Hering. He coordinates the joint project MERLIN, the EU is funding it with 21 mio. euros.

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For a sustainable citrus supply chainJuice here, peels there, fibers over there

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 26.08.2021

Recycle as much as possible, and do it sustainably! This is the aim of a project led by the UDE, dealing with the cultivation, processing and transport of citrus fruits in the Mediterranean area.

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UDE/Institut für Sozioökonomie

Theodor Heuss Professorship in New YorkTill van Treeck at the New School

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 20.08.2021

It is a special honor: For ten months, Prof. Till van Treeck will be teaching at the renowned New School for Social Research in New York. The visiting professorship is in the tradition of the social sciences and humanities. Well-known intellectuals taught there.

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UDE/Entertainment Computing Group

Virtual Reality App against MRI-Related FearTraining with the Penguins

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 30.07.2021

"You hear the noises, but they don't bother you at all": Since 2019, the app “Pengunaut Trainer" has been preparing children for MRI examinations through role play. It was developed under the leadership of UDE and UK Essen. Download free of charge for many smartphones.

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V. Turzynski/L. Griesdorn/A. Probst

International StudyA Food Chain in the Dark

  • von Dr. Alexandra Nießen
  • 30.07.2021

Groundbreaking discovery: Previously unknown viruses live in the subsurface of the earth; they infect unicellular microorganisms, the Altiarchaea.They start the food chain in an ecosystem, hidden from our eyes. A team led by UDE-Prof Alexander J. Probst discovered it*.

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UDE/Social Psychology

Dealing with Software RobotsDon't Agree? You are a Bot!

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 07.07.2021

Do we attribute Twitter profiles to real people or do we suspect social bots behind them? That depends largely on whether they share our opinion. This was discovered by social psychologists based on three studies.

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Strategies against the infodemic in BrazilVaccine Deniers and Social Media

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 06.07.2021

Brazil is a Corona hotspot. This is also due to the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has promoted disinformation about COVID-19. A German-Brazilian team led by UDE is now analyzing social media data to uncover misinformation and conspiracy theories.

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Humboldt Award Winner is Coming to UDESimulating Atoms and Fractions of a Second

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 28.06.2021

He can predict what cannot be measured: Professor Leonid Zhigilei from the University of Virginia (USA) is awarded the Humboldt Research Award for his research on nanoparticle synthesis. For the associated research stay he has chosen the UDE.

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Fraunhofer IME

Funding from German Environment AgencyBack to the Future of Biodiversity

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 24.06.2021

Are earthworms from clean and polluted areas genetically the same? Does pollution affect land and water equally? Samples from the German Environmental Specimen Bank will answer this question in the future. The German Environmental Agency funds the project with € 1.2 million.

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UDE/Kai Caspar

Cooperative eye hypothesis questionedLooking the Ape in the Eye

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 22.06.2021

Our dermis has no pigments. This is unique among primates and arose so that we can communicate better. Zoologists at the UDE contradict this assumption. In their study, they look at communication behavior and eye color in great apes.

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Ruhr Fellowship Program of the UA RuhrA Virtual Visit to the Ruhr

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 08.06.2021

For two months, U.S. students get to know the Ruhr region - this year in a virtual way: The Ruhr Fellows visit the UA Ruhr, learn German, and do online internships in regional companies. The goal of the program is to establish lasting partnerships.

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UDE/Reichert

New Description of Electrification by ContactTransfer of Charge Observed

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 27.05.2021

A brief tingling sensation when we touch the door handle, and the electric charge is released. A team led by physicist Prof. Rolf Möller has for the first time been able to observe exactly what happens in these microseconds of contact electrification.

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