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

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

Harald Bluhm ist Projektleiter der Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe.
© Maike Glöckner
04.05.2018 in Science, Research

Marx unplugged

Karl Marx was born 200 years ago. Even today his work influences the thinking and behaviour of many people, yet a lot do not know exactly what he actually wrote. The “Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe” (complete historical-critical edition of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, MEGA) aims to change that. The huge project is being supervised by Halle’s political scientist Prof Harald Bluhm. 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

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

For their project, Martin Kühnel, project leader Martin Grunert, Matthias Hambrock and Andrea Thiele (left to right) use historical sources, which have been taken from different archives and libraries.
© Michael Deutsch
23.04.2018 in Science, Research

Letters from the belligerent spirit

There is barely another name which is so strongly associated with the German Early Enlightenment than that of Christian Thomasius. The work of the professor, who once taught in the City of Halle, has already been the subject of much academic work. The first volume of his letters has now been completed. Looking at this volume, it becomes clear that it is only by considering these historical sources, that we can understand the world and the essence of the argumentative jurist. Read more

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