Dr. Doris Hellerschmied has received the Sofja Kovalevskaja-Award to be worth 1.65 million euros. She will establish an independent research group at the UDE to examine how cells react to molecular forms of stress.
The tiny rings that chemists at the UDE create in the laboratory are as small as a bacterium. Self-organized, individual polymer chains form the flexible structures. They can even squeeze themselves through cell membranes and deliver active substances precisely.
Nanometer-thin carbon walls with embedded platinum particles, manufactured in just one step: This is what a good catalyst material looks like! UDE's physicists Dr. Nicolas Wöhrl and Sebastian Tigges have registered a patent for their manufacturing method.
Excellence achieved, great things expected to come: this is how the conditions for the Humboldt Research Award can be summarised. Award winner Prof. Hai Wang from Stanford is now spending six months researching with colleagues at NETZ.
Even a tiny drop would be far too much: a team from the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) had polymers autonomously formed into tiny cups – for possible applications in medicine or environmental technology. They published their results in "Angewandte Chemie".
Mathematician and UDE Professor Dr. Marc Levine is receiving one of the much sought-after ERC Advanced Grants. With these grants the European Research Council is supporting groundbreaking and visionary research.