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UDE/Pinki Gahlot

Decomposition of Damaged LysosomesNew Signaling Pathway Decoded

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 08.04.2024

Is it worth repairing the lysosome? Or is its dissolution safer? Researchers at the UDE have identified a new signaling pathway for our cells to make the decision to degrade the organelle. The biologists have published their findings in Molecular Cell.

UDE/Frank Preuß

First success in the Excellence Strategy competitionWater research reaches milestone

  • von Astrid Bergmeister
  • 02.02.2024

As part of the UA Ruhr, the partners have strategically developed their research together. The excellent water research has now won through with the "REASONS" project in the first round of the two-stage excellence competition organised by the federal and state governments.

UDE/Birte Vierjahn

Launch of Solid-State Battery ProjectPrototypes within Two Years

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 29.01.2024

The first prototypes of solid-state batteries should be ready in two years: more durable, safer and with more storage capacity than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Their anode material is produced in the facilities of the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) at the UDE.

Anne Forio/Ghent University

Europe-wide studyHow Does Agriculture Affect Freshwaters?

  • von Ulrike Bohnsack
  • 25.01.2024

Most rivers in Europe are not doing well. An international research team, led by the Aquatic Ecology department at UDE, has investigated how different types and intensities of agriculture affect the ecological status of rivers.

S. Li, MPIA / Data: ALMA Observatory

Publication in Nature Astronomy Stars Born as Multiples

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 15.01.2024

Rare in humans, but apparently the norm in massive stars: multiple births. A group of international scientists, including those from UDE, have just published their findings in Nature Astronomy. The results are based on data from the ALMA observatory, Chile.

Your Captain Luchtfotografie/Irvin van Hemert

Final vote of the EU Parliament in early 2024How can Europe restore its nature?

  • von Astrid Bergmeister
  • 14.12.2023

The European Parliament will soon take a final vote on the "Nature Restoration Act", which aims to halt the loss of biodiversity in Europe. A research team led by UDE has analysed the law's chances of success and published its findings in the journal Science.

UDE/Andreas Reichert

Publication on Optically Controlled Magnetic FieldsOn/Off in Trillionths of a Second

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 04.12.2023

Previous experiments had already indicated that circularly polarized terahertz radiation could have an interesting effect on graphene discs. The physicists' experiments confirmed that the discs become electromagnets – as now reported in Nature Communications.

Funktionale Materialien, TU Darmstadt

Transregio goes into second funding periodNew magnets for sustainable energy technologies

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 24.11.2023

Magnetic materials are used in many technologies that make our energy supply more sustainable. They are required to be easily available, harmless and inexpensive. The CRC/TRR HoMMage is now conducting research into this area for a further four years.

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TACTIC: New project in cancer researchFinding the right switches

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 16.11.2023

Identifying the genetic causes of cancer and fighting them with new drugs right in the cell nucleus: this is the aim of the TACTIC project, which is being funded with 11.8 million euros. A new national center covers all aspects of drug development.

UDE/SFB1242 - Hendrik Mannel

Publication in Physical ReviewEavesdropping on the electron

  • von Peter Kohl
  • 08.11.2023

Data too noisy and not usable? Not necessarily: physicists at UDE have described a method for extracting information from noise. Their discovery has been published in "Physical Review Research".

Archaen Park

ERC Synergy Grant for insights into life on the early Earth11.5 million euros to research into the microbial carbon cycle

  • 26.10.2023

The earth more than 2,500 million years ago: Carbon dioxide dominates the atmosphere, oxygen is only present in traces. Researchers in the ERC Synergy Grant "Archaen Park" analyze the metabolism of ancient microbes using organisms living under extreme conditions today.

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UDE reaps research successTwo ERC Synergy Grants on highly topical issues

  • von Astrid Bergmeister
  • 26.10.2023

Two renowned ERC Synergy Grants of 2.55 million euros each were acquired by UDE researchers. Archean Park' is dedicated to life under primordial conditions. Cultures of the Cryosphere' investigates the social consequences of cooling and freezing technologies.


Top-level research and equity in educationUDE’s 20-year anniversary

  • von Astrid Bergmeister
  • 30.08.2023

20 years of success: founded in 2003, UDE has made its mark as a research institution in the German university landscape. It acts as a major driving force in the Ruhr area as an innovation region.

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Digital Control for EveryoneRecognizing Data Mining

  • von Birte Vierjahn
  • 18.08.2023

The annoying cookie window again! Clicking on "accept all" is the easiest thing to do. A project led by Prof. Nicole Krämer is researching what a query must look like in order to enable everyone to make an informed decision.

UDE/Bettina Engel-Albustin

Water Research: Microorganisms ward off parasitesPotential new function of CRISPR-Cas system discovered

  • von Juliana Fischer
  • 28.07.2023

Microorganisms use the CRISPR/Cas system to combat viral attackers. A research team led by Prof. Alexander Probst has now discovered another function of the specialized genome sequence and published the findings in Nature Microbiology.