Landesarchäologe Harald Meller (links) und Geologe Gregor Borg mit der Himmelsscheibe von Nebra
© Maike Glöckner
21.10.2019 in Featured

Gold fever

Researchers solve mystery surrounding the Nebra Sky Disk – with a precious metal playing a decisive role in more than just the famous Bronze Age discovery. Read more

Heike Weinert is the Animal Welfare Commissioner.
© Markus Scholz
14.10.2019 in People, Science

“We cannot afford to slip up”

Animal welfare is Heike Weinert’s job. Since the 1990s, the biologist has been an Animal Welfare Commissioner in the higher education sector and has been doing this important work for the Faculty of Medicine for almost a year. With conviction and passion. Read more

Andreas Stark catching flies with a net. He has been researching the animals for decades.
© Maike Glöckner
07.10.2019 in Science, People, Miscellaneous

The fly expert

The University’s natural science collections turn 250 years old in November. Since the beginning, they have been enriched by civic scientists. One of them today is Dr Andreas Stark, who has dedicated himself to special insects for decades. Read more

Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle use modern technology to obtain high-resolution images of blood vessel networks.
© Michael Deutsch
30.07.2019 in Science, Research

How blood cells grow

Medical physicists Professor Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle are working on a world first: a photoacoustic microscope with an optical ultrasound sensor that makes it possible to display high-resolution images of blood vessel networks. Their goal is to closely monitor and understand their growth. Read more