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21 May 2013, External partners
The European Energy Research Alliance supports the European Commission's proposal to strengthen coordination of activities in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) as proposed in the recent communication on Energy Technologies and Innovation.
21 May 2013, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected biochemist Frank Bradke of the DZNE as one of its new members. According to the EMBO, 52 scientists joined the organization as new members this year along with Prof. Bradke. Members of the EMBO are considered the world’s most renowned molecular biologists.
16 May 2013, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Jülich/Stuttgart, 16 May 2013 – Two biotechnologists from Forschungszentrum Jülich were presented with one of three Innovation Awards of the German BioRegions in Stuttgart yesterday. Georg Schendzielorz and Stephan Binder from the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-1) received the award, which is endowed with € 2000, for their application-oriented idea on the topic of sensors for efficient biocatalysis.
16 May 2013, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
The DZNE and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are internationally leading institutions for research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. Now, both have signed a cooperation agreement to seal their close scientific collaboration. The objective is to combine existing expertise and to bring new outstanding researchers to Berlin. Together, the scientists want to decode processes in the brain and in nerve cells that are not only relevant for some diseases, but relate to various neurodegenerative diseases. The cooperation will also foster the translation of results from fundamental into clinical research.
15 May 2013, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie
Photosynthetic water-oxidation is one of the central processes of life on Earth but remains incompletely understood. Now, a German-American team of scientists has set out to observe the intermediate stages of this complex catalytic reaction using ultrashort snap shots taken at light sources including BESSY II in Berlin and the Linac Coherent Light Source at Stanford. To support their efforts, the Human Frontier Science Program has now pledged funding of approximately 900,000 US Dollars for a total three-year period. The team includes HZB physicist Dr. Philippe Wernet, chemist Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni of Humboldt University of Berlin, Dr. Uwe Bergmann of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Dr. Junko Yano of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who is in charge of the project.