Optimistically we swallow the tablet, because it helped last time. Or we take one for the first time and are upset to read its potential side-effects. In either case, our expectations differ hugely – and maybe as a result the effects of the same medicine do too.
Ideas for the future
We develop solutions for tomorrow. At the UDE, we research new materials needed for renewable energies, make rivers fit for climate change and investigate social conflicts. We practice university medicine at the top level and research the use of terahertz radiation in medical technology.
Nadia Samak fights for clean ground water
What drives her to go to the lab every morning is the desire to find scientific solutions to environmental problems. The biochemist Dr Nadia Samak wants to use microbes as a biological mechanism to degrade toxic compounds in the ground water.
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At the UDE you will meet people from more than 130 nations in a large melting pot. The Ruhr area is a structure of superlatives: Germany's largest settlement area, right in the centre of Europe. Despite all prejudices, it is not grey here, but green. In 2017, Essen was named the "Green Capital of Europe". And the Ruhr region is rich in culture. So rich that the entire region has been declared European Capital of Culture 2010 by the EU. But while other conurbations always try to present their best side, the people in our region show themselves as they are: Imaginative, curious, open-minded.