Professor of pharmacy, Wolfgang Sippl, is studying how pathogens that cause tropical diseases can be eliminated.
© Michael Deutsch
08.04.2014 in Research, Science

Targeting tropical diseases

Neglected diseases? What a strange concept. Yet, in fact they do exist. They are a small group of tropical diseases that occur in the world’s poorest countries. They are often ignored by major pharmaceutical companies due to a lack of financial incentives to fight them. Now an international research project offers hope. One of its participants is Wolfgang Sippl, a professor of medical chemistry and director of the Institute of Pharmacy at Halle’s university. Read more

Wellness drink or motorbike jacket? Karl-Ludwig Kunze and Bernhard Schipper with a kombucha culture.
© Maike Glöckner
03.04.2014 in Research, Featured, Science

Design meets science

You’ve successfully developed and perfected a crystallisation technique. You’re carrying a treasure trove of knowledge and experience about biominerals around with you. Patents have been filed and industrial partnerships have been found. But has the full potential of the technology you’ve developed or the material you’ve discovered been completely tapped? Read more

“The world was colourful back then as well.” Prof. René Csuk holding the thread of a 3,000-year-old piece of Chinese clothing
© Michael Deutsch
23.01.2014 in Research, Science

The mummy’s colourful clothes

3,000-year-old Chinese clothing is the focus of Prof. Dr. René Csuk’s team of researchers at the Institute of Chemistry. In the next three years the working group wants to find out how this clothing Read more

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