Martin Gericke in the lecture hall of the anatomy department
© Maike Glöckner
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

Researcher Gabriele Stangl (right) analysing data with Heike Giese
© Maike Glöckner
30.04.2019 in Featured

Research with taste

Foods should become healthier. The focus is also on vitamin D - a substance that scientists in Halle have now even found in cocoa and chocolate, products made from the cocoa fruit. Nutrition research at the MLU has long since become interdisciplinary, and research is often carried out within the framework of networks. One of these is the competence cluster for nutrition and cardiovascular health "nutriCARD". Read more

The Charles Tanford Protein Centre
© Maike Glöckner
17.10.2018 in Featured

Building blocks of life

Proteins control important processes in the body. At the university's new Charles Tanford Protein Centre, their secrets are deciphered. The Protein Centre has a floor space of around 5,400 square metres, spread out over four floors - space for 255 employees in 125 laboratories and 62 offices. The concept: Research would be accelerated by the spatial proximity of the working groups and state-of-the-art infrastructure located in a common building. Read more

Milton Stubbs (left) explains X-ray crystallography to Elmar Wahle.
© Maike Glöckner
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.
© Maike Glöckner
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

Anniversary at the High-Tech Site
© Michael Deutsch
26.04.2018 in Featured

Anniversary at the High-Tech Site

When the Technology and Founders’ Centre opened its doors on the Weinberg Campus in 1993 it sparked the beginning of further development of the site. Proximity to MLU played a decisive role when the spin-off was founded. Read more

Today the university, research institutes and start-ups are collaborating where several vineyards are documented to have stood in the Middle Ages.
© Maike Glöckner
26.04.2018 in Featured

Anniversary at the Weinberg Campus: Images of the High-Tech Site

From a vineyard to a technology park: The Weinberg Campus unites the natural sciences of the University of Halle in one location. It is also home to the University Hospital and many renowned non-university research institutions. Numerous successful companies have also settled in the technology and founders’ centres. This year the campus is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Several image galleries provide an impression of the innovation location and its central buildings. Read more

Thomas Thurn-Albrecht, Ingrid Mertig and Georg Woltersdorf (from left to right) head three collaborative research centres at the Institute of Physics.
© Michael Deutsch
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

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