Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle use modern technology to obtain high-resolution images of blood vessel networks.
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30.07.2019 in Science, Research

How blood cells grow

Medical physicists Professor Jan Laufer and Ulrike Pohle are working on a world first: a photoacoustic microscope with an optical ultrasound sensor that makes it possible to display high-resolution images of blood vessel networks. Their goal is to closely monitor and understand their growth. 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

Academics working as taxi drivers is a common cliché, but it is only a rare occurrence.
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23.09.2019 in Science, Context

Context: Are there too many academics?

It is frequently said that universities must orientate their courses towards the labour market – or else risk of a wave of unemployment. Professor Manfred Stock, educational sociologist, explains why this is wrong and how universities even adapt the labour market to themselves. Read more

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