Newsletter: August 2017

How can we combat life-threatening bacteria? Will “living” implants be able to replace damaged blood vessels in future? The answers can be found in the life sciences, which explore fundamental questions of life, often in the areas of health and biodiversity. Not only humans but also animals and plants are examined – from their tiniest constituent parts to the whole organisms and their interactions. Such interdisciplinary research also requires sophisticated technology, which is why research institutions team up and work together. Numerous scientists in Germany are working on some fascinating topics in the life sciences. In this edition, we present a number of their projects. You can also read why a materials scientist from the UK conducts her research in Germany, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.

IN FOCUS: Life sciences

Life – a broad-ranging field of research

Life – a broad-ranging field of research

Few things are as complex as the human organism. Animals and plants are also far from sufficiently researched – both in terms of their tiniest constituent parts and the interplay between larger systems. Numerous scientists in Germany are searching for answers to the major questions of life in a joint field of research: the life sciences. More Life – a broad-ranging field of research

Bacteria killers from the nano factory

Bacteria killers from the nano factory

Nobody wants to become infected with a dangerous pathogen. Two scientists from Konstanz are therefore developing a tiny weapon that is designed to protect surfaces – of hospital instruments for example – against germs. More Bacteria killers from the nano factory

CAREER & FUNDING

Research opportunities for international materials scientists

Research opportunities for international materials scientists

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, Katherine MacArthur from the UK is studying nanoparticles that are used in fuel cells. She explains what is special about her workplace and what prompted her to move to Germany. More Research opportunities for international materials scientists

Current Calls

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships from the European Commission

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships from the European Commission

Researchers can apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship if they have a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time postgraduate research experience. Applications can be submitted at any time until 14 September 2017. More Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships from the European Commission

Emmy Noether Programme

Emmy Noether Programme

The Emmy Noether Programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) enables young researchers to run their own research group – an excellent way of gaining experience and qualifications on their way to a professorship. Applications can be submitted at any time. More Emmy Noether Programme

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports postdocs wishing to pursue a research project at a research institution in Germany. Applications can be submitted at any time. More Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Call for Ideas & Innovation | InnoHealth Australia initiative

Call for Ideas & Innovation | InnoHealth Australia initiative

Are you ready for the future of health-care in Australia? Do you have an innovative idea for an inter- and/or multidisciplinary solution? More Call for Ideas & Innovation | InnoHealth Australia initiative

NUMBER OF THE MONTH

200 years of the bicycle

200 years of the bicycle

Two wheels, a saddle, handlebars and pedals – it all sounds straightforward enough, but actually this is a combination that took quite some time to perfect. Nowadays it is hard to imagine life in Germany without bicycles, the world’s most widespread means of transport. We take a look at the history of this German invention and at current bike research. More 200 years of the bicycle

UPCOMING EVENTS

"Research in Germany" at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress

"Research in Germany" at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress

From August 20 to 25, the "Research in Germany" initiative will be participating at the congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), exhibiting with an information booth and hosting a Science Lunch for the first time. The 26th congress of the ESEB, one of the largest international meetings in the field of evolutionary biology, will take place in Groningen, the Netherlands. More "Research in Germany" at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress

"Research in Germany" at the National Fall Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

"Research in Germany" at the National Fall Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Once again, the “Research in Germany” initiative will be participating at the Exposition of the ACS Fall Meeting. Members of major German research funding institutions and the German Chemical Society will appear jointly at the “Research in Germany” booth. Furthermore, they will be accompanied by representatives of outstanding German research institutions in the field of chemistry. More "Research in Germany" at the National Fall Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

"Research in Germany" at the 17th Annual GAIN Conference

"Research in Germany" at the 17th Annual GAIN Conference

Interested in doing a PhD or postdoc in Germany?
Looking for a suitable programme and funding opportunities?
Then take the next step in your career and join us at the “Research in Germany” matchmaking event for PhD and postdoc candidates at 17th Annual GAIN Conference. More "Research in Germany" at the 17th Annual GAIN Conference

Meet the “Research in Germany”-Team at the 15th Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional, Florianopolis, Brazil

Meet the “Research in Germany”-Team at the 15th Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional, Florianopolis, Brazil

Join the “Research in Germany”- Team from 30th August – 2nd September 2017 at the 15th Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional in Florianopolis, Brazil
This event is the best opportunity for students, graduates and professionals to learn about the many choices of an academic career (doctoral, junior researcher, postdoctoral, visiting scientist amongst others) in Germany. More Meet the “Research in Germany”-Team at the 15th Congresso Brasileiro de Direito Internacional, Florianopolis, Brazil