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The image illustrates how in electron microscopy the electron beam interacts with a protein, providing detailed information about the protein's structure.

Tracking photosynthesis – Breakthrough in cryo-electron microscopy

High resolution cryo-electron microscopy enables to map and study the complex processes of photosynthesis in organisms in unprecedented detail. This …
Student of music didactics visit the VR/ AR Makerspace of computer science

VReiraum in the Makerspace – Innovative Teaching Project on Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in Academic Teaching

How do we want to live in the city of the future? Can it be designed in a way that protects the climate and environment and also promotes social …
Prof. Zoran Nikolski

“We are bridging a gap that cannot yet be closed in the lab.” – Zoran Nikoloski about the world of bioinformatics

Biology is the scientific research of life, and computer science is the art of automatic information processing. Does that go together? Absolutely! …
Dr. Jürgen Mey (l.) und Prof. Ankit Agarwal (m.) am Ganges zusammen mit dem Potsdamer Kollegen Dr. Wolfgang Schwanghart (r.).

The Collaborative Indo-German Project Co-PREPARE – Dr. Jürgen Mey, University of Potsdam & Prof. Ankit Agarwal, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Co-PREPARE – What is it about? Dr. Jürgen Mey: The project deals with natural hazards in the Himalayas. The challenges of global change come together …
Prof. Dr. Peter van der Beek

Prof. van der Beek becomes President of the European Geosciences Union

Peter van der Beek, Professor of General Geology at the University of Potsdam, was elected to serve as EGU President for the term 2025–2027. He was …
First, distilled water is heated to 80°C in a six-liter glass reactor. The required chemicals, sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and water glass (Na2SiO3), are measured and prepared.

From the Lab to Industry – A visit to the innoFSPEC Transfer Lab

The Innovation Center innoFSPEC (innovative faseroptische Spektroskopie und Sensorik) was created as a joint venture of the University of Potsdam and …
Computer-generated illustration of a protein

How plants adjust their photosynthesis to changing light – Publication in “Nature Communications”

Light supplies the energy plants need to build up biomass. A research team from Bergen, Bochum, Düsseldorf, Münster and Potsdam headed by Heinrich …
„Honeycomb Network“

Complexity Explained: Symmetric Tangling of Honeycomb Networks

Planar symmetry is a concept often encountered in geometry and design, where it plays a significant role in creating balanced and aesthetically …
Dr. Matthias Hartlieb im Interview

“Our Goal is to Develop an Alternative to Antibiotics” – Matthias Hartlieb and his team research synthetic polymers for biomedical applications

Dr. Matthias Hartlieb has declared war on antibiotic-resistant germs and, together with his colleagues, is researching how the properties of polymers …
Reservoir „Sierra Boyera“ in Córdoba (southern Spain) with intake tower. Usual water levels almost reach the top of the tower. Because of dehydration and low water level, a pipe system connects the intake tower with the closest water body in the photo.

Hydrologic models and climate change – Humboldt Fellow Patricio Yeste guest at the University of Potsdam

The research of Dr. Patricio Yeste involves the application of hydrologic models and the analysis of climate change impacts on water resources. Since …