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

Suzanne Roß in a nutrition research lab - where cocoa beans are also examined.
© Maike Glöckner
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

Karsten Schwarz presents VR glasses and software
© Michael Deutsch
01.04.2019 in Science, Research

Through the eyes of old age

It is a new phenomenon in nursing science: a virtual learning software aims to demonstrate how older people’s perception of their home environment changes. It is being developed in a project at the University of Halle. Read more

Helge Bruelheide, pictured here in the Botanical Gardens, heads the vegetation project.
© Maike Glöckner
28.03.2019 in Science, Research

The wealth of data of plant researchers

Which plant species grow where, alongside which others - and why? Researchers at the University of Halle and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig have the answer. They have set up the world's first global database on the earth's vegetation. Professor Helge Bruelheide, head of the international project, explains what can be explored with such a wealth of data. 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

The epigenomes of twins Mark and Scott Kelly were examined during the NASA Twins Study.
© NASA/Robert Markowitz
15.10.2018 in Science, Research, Context

Epigenetics

Epigenetics is an emerging branch of biological research. Its findings will help us understand how information outside DNA can be passed on from cell to cell throughout a person’s life and partially even inherited from generation to generation. Bioinformatician Professor Ivo Grosse explains what epigenetic modifications are all about and how they can be affected by environmental factors. 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

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