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

Thomas Thurn-Albrecht, Ingrid Mertig and Georg Woltersdorf (from left to right) head three collaborative research centres at the Institute of Physics.
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26.04.2018 in Featured, Research

Halle’s Physicists on a Pathway to Success

Knowledge transfer is only successful when it is coupled with excellent basic research. The staff at the Institute of Physics are doing just that. The institute is not only home to three collaborative research centres (CRC) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and one Alexander von Humboldt professorship. Its researchers have excellent international ties and have regularly attracted notice through articles published in renowned journals. Read more

The Institute of Chemistry at MLU, inaugurated on the Weinberg Campus on 3 September 1964.
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26.04.2018 in Featured, Miscellaneous

Cutting-Edge Research Where Vineyards Once Grew

The area between the Heide district in Halle and the river Saale was used in the past for very different things. The land-use demarcation “vineyard” (Weinberg in German) was based on the fact that vineyards had been officially documented multiple times on this land since the 13th century. The fruit played such an important role in Mediaeval wine culture that in 1750 the chronicler Dreyhaupt compared the good wine to that of the Rhine Valley. Read more

Hartmut Leipner (right) and enspring employee Robert Schlegel examine a new sample coating.
© Michael Deutsch
26.04.2018 in Featured, Research

Entrepreneurs perfect the solid-state battery

Employees at enspring GmbH on the Weinberg Campus are on the lookout for the ideal material for capacitors and lithium-ion batteries. They are able to take advantage of the excellent working environment and the university’s scientific expertise. Falk Lange, a PhD student at MLU and the founder of enspring, now also wants to gain a foothold in China. Hence, the story of enspring GmbH is also the story of basic researchers who have become business people active on the international stage. Read more

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