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Prof. Amitabh Banerji. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

DIY Science Experiments – Chemistry Education Lab Inducts Learners into Hot Research Topics

They measure, test, record, and present their results. In approximately 300 German student labs, as their national association estimates, about half a... more
Foto: Mike Thornton.

“Curiosity Is the Most Important Personality Trait of a Researcher” – Philip Wigge Is Interested in How Plants Sense Temperature

When we feel cold, we get goosebumps and put on warm clothes. When it’s very hot, we start to sweat. Plants, too, sense the temperature and use this... more
Brigitte Duvinage mit Studierenden im Labor. Foto: Karla Fritze.

Not without Experiments – Brigitte Duvinage prepares prospective chemistry teachers for everyday school life

The Chinese philosopher Confucius put it in a nutshell: “Tell me, and I will forget; show me, and I may remember; involve me, and I will understand.”... more
Foto: Dr. Claudia Pacholski im Labor. Foto: Thomas Hölzel.

All about Chemistry – Heisenberg Fellow Dr. Claudia Pacholski is at home in many laboratories

She is active, goal-oriented, welcomes new challenges, and enjoys teaching and research. Food chemist Dr. Claudia Pacholski has been teaching and... more
Stefanie Krüger und Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert im Labor. Foto: Karla Fritze

SpiderMAEN – Prof. Andreas Taubert and his team of chemists “spin the silk” from gene to material

SpiderMAEN is the current project of Prof. Andreas Taubert – alluding to the well-known comic superhero. The professor and his research group are not... more
Foto: Tonis Pan

Off to New Systems

Biologists from Potsdam Think about Biotechnological Applications
Synthetic biology is among the latest technical developments in modern sciences. It has huge innovation potential and combines a broad spectrum of... more