Archaeologist François Bertemes in the institute’s repository
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21.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

Early networks

For eight years, Professor François Bertemes coordinated research on the context of Nebra Sky Disc. The discovery of the disc has prompted archaeologists to completely rethink their notions about life in the Early Bronze Age. Read more

Dietrich H. Nies – here in the lab with Lucy Bütof – has been researching a gold-forming bacterium for years.
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17.10.2019 in Featured, Science, Research

The tiny philosopher’s stone

The bacterium C. metallidurans is most notable for its perseverance, thriving in areas contaminated with heavy metals. It has attracted the attention of a research group in Halle, led by Professor Dietrich H. Nies, but for an entirely different reason: it produces microscopic gold nuggets. Read more

Emilie Wegner is confident about her legume snacks.
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30.04.2019 in Featured, Knowledge Transfer

Peas with a twist

At first glance, legumes are not necessarily what one would call hipster food. Their image fluctuates between cosy home-cooked meals and flatulence – without merit, counters Emilie Wegner. A graduate of MLU, the nutritionist has now founded her own company called “Hülsenreich”. She will begin producing tasty snacks from this underestimated local produce. Her project has already won a award. Read more

Suzanne Roß in a nutrition research lab - where cocoa beans are also examined.
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30.04.2019 in Featured, Research

Food of the future

Nutrition research at MLU is broad-based. It goes far beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, because its subject matter is as extensive as it is complex. The scientists are working on counteracting the progression of diseases through targeted changes in nutrition. Read more

Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
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30.04.2019 in Featured, Research

Uncovering the secrets of fat cells

Professor Martin Gericke investigates inflammatory reactions in adipose tissue. One aspect he is investigating is why not all obese people suffer from typical diseases of affluence associated with obesity, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more

Milton Stubbs (left) explains X-ray crystallography to Elmar Wahle.
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17.10.2018 in Featured, Research

Everyone under one roof

The University's Charles Tanford Protein Centre will take its protein research to a new level. Here around 255 employees will work together in the future on questions relating to the building blocks of life. Read more

Further basic research takes place in the laboratory at the Protein Centre of the university.
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07.08.2018 in Featured, Research

Verovaccines: Vaccine developers on track for success

Animal diseases are posing ever greater challenges for the agriculture industry and the demand for effective vaccines is extremely high. This is where the spin-off company from Halle called Verovaccines comes in with its innovative yeast-based vaccines. A further obstacle has now been overcome. The company will again receive funding amounting to 3.1 million euros over the next three years as part of the GO-Bio programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Read more

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