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Press Tour 2017: Seas and Oceans

Press Tour 2017: Seas and Oceans

Are you an international science journalist and interested in ocean research? Apply now for a one-week press tour to Germany! More Press Tour 2017: Seas and Oceans

Research opportunities for international molecular biologists

Research opportunities for international molecular biologists

Dr Hyun Kate Lee from South Korea is researching neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s in Dresden. She was recently awarded an international prize for her work. In our interview, she told us what she appreciates about her scientific work, and why she chose to do her research in Germany. More Research opportunities for international molecular biologists

Add-on fellowships from the Joachim Herz Stiftung

Add-on fellowships from the Joachim Herz Stiftung

The Joachim Herz Stiftung supports doctoral candidates and postdocs in the natural and economic sciences who wish to pursue international and interdisciplinary work. The closing date for applications is 4 July 2017. More Add-on fellowships from the Joachim Herz Stiftung

Number of the Month: 2,681 years

Number of the Month: 2,681 years

That is how old the statue of King Psammetich I is. Fragments of the statue were recently recovered from a muddy landfill site in Cairo by a team of German and Egyptian archaeologists. More Number of the Month: 2,681 years

Acoustics research

Acoustics research

In operation 24 hours a day and constantly programmed to receive, our ears are really quite amazing – when they are working well. Many researchers in Germany are exploring ideas and solutions aimed at optimising our hearing. Some are actually teaching the deaf, and even computers, to hear. In this edition we present some exciting projects. You can also read why an award-winning South Korean molecular biologist is conducting her research in Germany, learn about current funding programmes, discover our number of the month and find an answer to the fascinating question of why stars twinkle. Newsletter: May 2017 Acoustics research