Research in Germany

Germany is a top destination for PhD students, postdocs, and senior scientists. The website "Research in Germany" helps you to find your way to Germany, to seek for PhD positions, research jobs or funding opportunities. It describes the German research landscape and helps you plan your career and life in Germany. Welcome to Germany - the Land of Ideas!

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Why Germany

There are many good reasons for doing research in  Germany. It is one of the most innovative, stable and well endowed  research nations  and its universities and research institutions are among the best in the world. Values like freedom and diversity as well as social and ecological responsibility are considered important to ensure knowledge gain and societal progress.

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Here you will find a selection of the latest R&D news from German universities, non-university research institutes and industrial research facilities.

Possibilities to capture and utilize carbon dioxide for sustainable production routes

The DECHEMA report ‘Carbon for Power-to-X – Suitable CO2 sources and integration in PtX value chains’ deals with possibilities to capture and utilize carbon dioxide for sustainable production routes. Carbon dioxide can serve as a carbon feed for numerous climate friendly commodities produced with Power-to-X technologies. The report elaborates on point sources and state-of-the-art capture methods. This report is a result of the cooperation and funding of the International PtX Hub. The International PtX Hub supports the development of sustainable Power-to-X and hydrogen markets as a building block for the energy transition in countries such as Morocco, South Africa, and Argentina.
Apr 14, 2024, 12:01:00 PM

Circulating biomolecules identify patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of cardiovascular events

An analysis of the biomolecule substudy of the EAST – AFNET 4 trial revealed: biomolecule concentrations in the blood of patients with atrial fibrillation can be used to identify patients at high and low cardiovascular risk. Today the findings were presented by Prof. Larissa Fabritz, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biomedicine Congress in Amsterdam and published in Cardiovascular Research (1).
Apr 13, 2024, 5:28:00 PM

First insights into the genetic bottleneck characterizing early sheep husbandry in the Neolithic period

Mitogenetic diversity of sheep did not decline in the Anatolian distribution area of wild sheep when sheep husbandry developed in the early Neolithic c. 10,000 years ago, as previously assumed. SNSB and LMU zooarchaeologist Prof. Joris Peters and collaborators could show that matrilineal diversity remained high during the first 1,000 years of human interference with sheep keeping and breeding in captivity, whilst only declining significantly in the course of the later Neolithic period. The results of their study are reported in the journal Science Advances.
Apr 12, 2024, 10:30:00 PM

Researchers shed light on the molecular causes of different functions of opioid receptors

Thousands of people around the world die every day from overdoses involving opioids such as fentanyl. Drugs that target opioid receptors sometimes have severe side effects. An international team of researchers has taken a closer look at the molecular mechanisms of these active substances. The research, carried out by Dr Matthias Elgeti, a biophysicist at Leipzig University, in collaboration with research groups from the US and China, has now been published in the journal Nature.
Apr 12, 2024, 5:37:44 PM

Revolutionising grading: IU study reveals AI potential for fairer assessment

Large-scale IU study demonstrates the potential of AI in enhancing grading fairness
Apr 12, 2024, 3:06:39 PM

Global research team finds no clear link between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and ADHD in children

An international research team led by the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) and with participation of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim/Germany has just provided valuable evidence through a 20-year longitudinal study to address the longstanding debate concerning the potential impact of maternal diabetes on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. This study, analysing real-world data from over 3.6 million mother-baby pairs in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, showed that maternal diabetes during pregnancy is unlikely to be a direct cause of ADHD. The findings of this groundbreaking study were published in Nature Medicine.
Apr 12, 2024, 2:10:12 PM

Possibilities to capture and utilize carbon dioxide for sustainable production routes

The DECHEMA report ‘Carbon for Power-to-X – Suitable CO2 sources and integration in PtX value chains’ deals with possibilities to capture and utilize carbon dioxide for sustainable production routes. Carbon dioxide can serve as a carbon feed for numerous climate friendly commodities produced with Power-to-X technologies. The report elaborates on point sources and state-of-the-art capture methods. This report is a result of the cooperation and funding of the International PtX Hub. The International PtX Hub supports the development of sustainable Power-to-X and hydrogen markets as a building block for the energy transition in countries such as Morocco, South Africa, and Argentina.
Apr 14, 2024, 12:01:00 PM

Circulating biomolecules identify patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of cardiovascular events

An analysis of the biomolecule substudy of the EAST – AFNET 4 trial revealed: biomolecule concentrations in the blood of patients with atrial fibrillation can be used to identify patients at high and low cardiovascular risk. Today the findings were presented by Prof. Larissa Fabritz, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biomedicine Congress in Amsterdam and published in Cardiovascular Research (1).
Apr 13, 2024, 5:28:00 PM

First insights into the genetic bottleneck characterizing early sheep husbandry in the Neolithic period

Mitogenetic diversity of sheep did not decline in the Anatolian distribution area of wild sheep when sheep husbandry developed in the early Neolithic c. 10,000 years ago, as previously assumed. SNSB and LMU zooarchaeologist Prof. Joris Peters and collaborators could show that matrilineal diversity remained high during the first 1,000 years of human interference with sheep keeping and breeding in captivity, whilst only declining significantly in the course of the later Neolithic period. The results of their study are reported in the journal Science Advances.
Apr 12, 2024, 10:30:00 PM

Researchers shed light on the molecular causes of different functions of opioid receptors

Thousands of people around the world die every day from overdoses involving opioids such as fentanyl. Drugs that target opioid receptors sometimes have severe side effects. An international team of researchers has taken a closer look at the molecular mechanisms of these active substances. The research, carried out by Dr Matthias Elgeti, a biophysicist at Leipzig University, in collaboration with research groups from the US and China, has now been published in the journal Nature.
Apr 12, 2024, 5:37:44 PM

Revolutionising grading: IU study reveals AI potential for fairer assessment

Large-scale IU study demonstrates the potential of AI in enhancing grading fairness
Apr 12, 2024, 3:06:39 PM

Global research team finds no clear link between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and ADHD in children

An international research team led by the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) and with participation of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim/Germany has just provided valuable evidence through a 20-year longitudinal study to address the longstanding debate concerning the potential impact of maternal diabetes on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. This study, analysing real-world data from over 3.6 million mother-baby pairs in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, showed that maternal diabetes during pregnancy is unlikely to be a direct cause of ADHD. The findings of this groundbreaking study were published in Nature Medicine.
Apr 12, 2024, 2:10:12 PM
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