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.

Asthma in Children: Researchers Envision Novel Drug to Reduce the Risk of the Disease

Scientists have reached a milestone in the research of childhood asthma. For the first time, they have clarified how a certain genetic defect in children initially leads to frequent infections and later to asthma. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, offers a novel approach to therapeutic interventions. It is the result of a close collaboration between Helmholtz Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), and the German Center for Lung Research (DZL).
Apr 15, 2024, 5:16:14 PM

Arabica coffee: Researchers develop new database to better identify more climate-resilient plants

As climate change threatens coffee farming, experts at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can help select and breed more climate-resilient crops. Together with researchers from scientific institutions in Brazil, France, the US and elsewhere, they have published their latest findings in the journal Nature Genetics. Among the researchers were Professor Peter Florian Stadler, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, and Dr Jan Engelhardt from the University of Vienna, who worked at Leipzig University during his doctorate.
Apr 15, 2024, 4:28:50 PM

How blue-green algae manipulate microorganisms

Research team at the University of Freiburg discovers previously unknown gene that indirectly promotes photosynthesis
Apr 15, 2024, 4:19:49 PM

AI to improve cataract surgery in the Global South

Researchers from Bonn and India work with Microsoft on AI-assisted analysis of surgical videos of the cataract – While the adequate surgical treatment of cataract is guaranteed in high-income countries, the surgical results in the Global South are often inadequate. Video recording can be used to analyze possible surgical errors, improve training and demonstrably optimize surgical results. However, this has been very time-consuming up to now. There are now promising approaches to automating surgical video analysis using artificial intelligence (AI).
Apr 15, 2024, 1:21:35 PM

Quantum Precision: A New Kind of Resistor

Researchers at the University of Würzburg have developed a method that can improve the performance of quantum resistance standards. It´s based on a quantum phenomenon called Quantum Anomalous Hall effect.
Apr 15, 2024, 1:05:00 PM

Study shows how plants influence Europe’s climate

The climate regulates plant growth and yet the climate is also influenced by plants. A study by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), which was published in the journal "Global Change Biology", has found that ecosystems can have a strong impact on Europe's climate depending on their plant mix. The researchers combined satellite data with around 50,000 vegetation records from across Europe. A good five per cent of regional climate regulation can be explained by local plant diversity. The analysis also shows that the effects depend on many other factors. Plants are able to influence the climate by reflecting sunlight, or cool their surroundings through evaporation.
Apr 15, 2024, 1:04:16 PM

Asthma in Children: Researchers Envision Novel Drug to Reduce the Risk of the Disease

Scientists have reached a milestone in the research of childhood asthma. For the first time, they have clarified how a certain genetic defect in children initially leads to frequent infections and later to asthma. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, offers a novel approach to therapeutic interventions. It is the result of a close collaboration between Helmholtz Munich, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), and the German Center for Lung Research (DZL).
Apr 15, 2024, 5:16:14 PM

Arabica coffee: Researchers develop new database to better identify more climate-resilient plants

As climate change threatens coffee farming, experts at Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can help select and breed more climate-resilient crops. Together with researchers from scientific institutions in Brazil, France, the US and elsewhere, they have published their latest findings in the journal Nature Genetics. Among the researchers were Professor Peter Florian Stadler, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, and Dr Jan Engelhardt from the University of Vienna, who worked at Leipzig University during his doctorate.
Apr 15, 2024, 4:28:50 PM

How blue-green algae manipulate microorganisms

Research team at the University of Freiburg discovers previously unknown gene that indirectly promotes photosynthesis
Apr 15, 2024, 4:19:49 PM

AI to improve cataract surgery in the Global South

Researchers from Bonn and India work with Microsoft on AI-assisted analysis of surgical videos of the cataract – While the adequate surgical treatment of cataract is guaranteed in high-income countries, the surgical results in the Global South are often inadequate. Video recording can be used to analyze possible surgical errors, improve training and demonstrably optimize surgical results. However, this has been very time-consuming up to now. There are now promising approaches to automating surgical video analysis using artificial intelligence (AI).
Apr 15, 2024, 1:21:35 PM

Quantum Precision: A New Kind of Resistor

Researchers at the University of Würzburg have developed a method that can improve the performance of quantum resistance standards. It´s based on a quantum phenomenon called Quantum Anomalous Hall effect.
Apr 15, 2024, 1:05:00 PM

Study shows how plants influence Europe’s climate

The climate regulates plant growth and yet the climate is also influenced by plants. A study by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), which was published in the journal "Global Change Biology", has found that ecosystems can have a strong impact on Europe's climate depending on their plant mix. The researchers combined satellite data with around 50,000 vegetation records from across Europe. A good five per cent of regional climate regulation can be explained by local plant diversity. The analysis also shows that the effects depend on many other factors. Plants are able to influence the climate by reflecting sunlight, or cool their surroundings through evaporation.
Apr 15, 2024, 1:04:16 PM
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