Marion Schmicke (left) and Sandra Andres conducting research into bovine liver cells
© Maike Glöckner
22.04.2021 in Science, Research

The immortal liver cell

When animal testing is to be avoided, so-called “cell lines” are often used. They serve as a model for certain types of tissue. This has so far proven to be quite a challenge with bovine liver, as the cells are difficult to cultivate. A team of researchers from the University of Halle is looking to change that. Read more

Robert Paxton and Tabea Streicher place a temperature sensor in the beehive.
© Markus Scholz
22.04.2021 in Science, Research, Knowledge Transfer

Do sick bees buzz differently?

In a Europe-wide project, researchers are trying to find out when a bee colony is doing well. Prof. Robert Paxton's team is testing a digital beehive for this purpose. The weight, temperature and sounds of the colony will tell beekeepers the condition of their animals via an app. Read more

Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva can use a virtual reality headset to “fly” through tiny samples of materials.
© Michael Deutsch
31.03.2021 in Science, Research

The researcher who flies through nanoworlds

The University of Halle has a special, state-of-the-art X-ray microscope that can be used to image tiny samples in 3D. This allows the structure of materials to be studied in great detail. It’s an exciting technology that is also in demand outside Halle and one that has prompted Dr Juliana Martins de Souza e Silva to make a declaration of love. Read more

PhS student Maik Fröbe in IT Service Center
© Michael Deutsch
18.03.2021 in Science

Packages from San Francisco

Computer scientists at universities in Central Germany are downloading a copy of the World Wide Web from the Internet Archive - the world’s largest public library of historical websites. It is expected to open up new areas of research in the field of computer science as well as in the social sciences and the humanities. Read more

The WHO Headquarter in Geneva
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10.03.2021 in Science, Context

Global crises require global solutions

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was originally founded to assess global health risks. However, during the Corona pandemic, the WHO’s influence has declined significantly and nation states have taken over emergency management. Dr Jonathan Everts, a professor of human geography, puts this fact into perspective. Read more

Annegret Wolf in the studio - the psychologist now has experience working in front of the camera.
© Maike Glöckner
21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

Psychology for everyone

Psychologist Dr Annegret Wolf conducts research on topics such as the fear of crime and the credibility of witness statements in court. However, her work produces more than just scientific publications. For years the scientist has also been sought-after by the media for her expertise. Read more

Ulrike Witten did a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology.
© Markus Scholz
21.10.2020 in Featured, Science, Research

“Inclusion is not egalitarianism”

Hard to believe: Ulrike Witten is the first woman to do a post-doctoral degree in the Faculty of Theology. She held her test lecture just before the onset of the coronavirus crisis. Her topic is inclusion within religious education studies. She hopes to inspire students and bring about awareness. Read more

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