The three founders -  Andreas Simon, Marcus Böhme  and René Wartner (from left) - conduct research at the university’s new Protein Centre.
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06.05.2020 in Featured, Science, Knowledge Transfer

Enzyme adhesive for combating cancer

René Wartner, Andreas Simon and Marcus Böhme have developed a technology that can be used to treat tumours with pinpoint accuracy. Their enzyme adhesive should allow toxins to bind to antibodies and be transported in a targeted way to cancer cells. The three biochemist entrepreneurs plan to market their idea. Read more

Literature about Buchenwald concentration camp is one of Stephan Pabst’s main areas of research.
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31.03.2020 in Science

Books from Buchenwald

Dr Stephan Pabst has launched an ambitious project: he wants to explore the literature produced at Buchenwald concentration camp and uncover unknown works by Eastern European authors. The project was launched at an international conference in Weimar. Read more

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

Heike Weinert is the Animal Welfare Commissioner.
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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.
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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

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