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Archive: News

Foto: Prof. Dr. Katja Hanack. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Cozy in the Petri Dish - Bioscientists at the University of Potsdam are breaking new ground in antibody production

They are the weapons of our body against unwanted invading microorganisms. Antibodies bind to the surface of viruses and bacteria. Specialized phagocytes are then able to recognize and eliminate them. Antibodies are also useful...
21. Mar 2018
They are the weapons of our body against unwanted invading microorganisms. Antibodies bind to the surface of viruses and bacteria. Specialized phagocytes are then able to recognize and eliminate them. Antibodies are more ...
Historic water mills by the Karun River in Iran, where water power has been used for over 2,500 years. Photo: Axel Bronstert.

Essential for Life and yet not available everywhere - Prof. Dr. Axel Bronstert coordinates a sub-project on water resources management

Households in Germany consume about 120 liters of water per capita, per day. Furthermore, industry, power plant cooling and agricultural irrigation require significant amounts of water. In many parts of the world, however, water...
15. Mar 2018
Households in Germany consume about 120 liters of water per capita, per day. Furthermore, industry, power plant cooling and agricultural irrigation require significant amounts of water. In many parts of the world, more ...
Dr. Christian Schmidt-Wellenburg. Photo: Karla Fritze.

The Thinking Club - Scientific network researches political struggles over new forms of transnationalization

The world is in flux: money is becoming digital, people are highly mobile, and the economy is global. As a consequence, some say, politics has turned global and must be analyzed on this level. Others argue that those political...
07. Mar 2018
The world is in flux: money is becoming digital, people are highly mobile, and the economy is global. As a consequence, some say, politics has turned global and must be analyzed on this level. Others argue that those more ...
Prof. Doreen Georgi. Photo: Karla Fritze.

What Languages Tell about Language - Linguist Doreen Georgi researches grammatical structures around the world

Language is one of the most versatile instruments we possess, thanks to its variability at all levels – from pronunciation to word order. But linguistic flexibility also has its limits, which are of particular interest for...
28. Feb 2018
Language is one of the most versatile instruments we possess, thanks to its variability at all levels – from pronunciation to word order. But linguistic flexibility also has its limits, which are of particular interest more ...
The three “visionYOU” founders in their office in Golm. Photo: Karla Fritze.

A Vision of the Right Career Start-up – “visionYOU” combines social responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit

Too many new university students and not enough apprentices - Germany is facing an “academization mania,” says philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin. The three founders of the start-up “visionYOU” believe this trend is not inevitable....
21. Feb 2018
Too many new university students and not enough apprentices - Germany is facing an “academization mania,” says philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin. The three founders of the start-up “visionYOU” believe this trend is not more ...

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