News of 2012

Archive
13.12.2012
Stuart Parkin recognized for great service to interdisciplinary materials research
Go to press release Experimental physicist Stuart Parkin of the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California and member of the Gutenberg Research College received the 2012 Von Hippel Award  ... 
30.11.2012
Claudia Felser appointed Fellow of the American Physical Society
Go to press release Chemist receives high distinction for her research into new materials  ... 
26.11.2012
Georg Simon Ohm Prize 2013 goes to Magdalena Rohrbeck from the Institute of Nuclear Physics at JGU
Go to press release (in German) Master's thesis on the development of a highly segmented neutron detector awarded (press release in German)  ... 
22.11.2012
German Research Foundation funds new Collaborative Research Center at the Mainz University Medical Center
Focus on basic research in neurosciences receives funding of approximately EUR 9.3 million  ... 
20.11.2012
New MRI technology to provide even better images of the inside of the human body
Go to press release German Federal Ministry of Education and Research earmarks EUR 1.3 million to develop magnetic resonance imaging using polarized substances  ... 
16.11.2012
Man and Nature 3200 BC to the Middle Ages: German Research Foundation grants funding for a new Research Training Group at Mainz University
Go to press release New postgraduate research group to study early concepts of Man and Nature from 3200 BC to the Middle Ages  ... 
16.11.2012
Mainz neuroscientist Robert Nitsch receives the European Union's most highly remunerated research funding award
Go to press release ERC Advanced Grant for the promotion of cutting-edge research in the field of neuroscience at the Mainz University Medical Center  ... 
15.11.2012
Launch of the EU large-scale integrating project "BlueGenics" to combat osteoporosis
Go to press release Project aims to discover the genetic blueprints for new drugs from marine organisms that could help to prevent and to treat major human diseases such as osteoporosis  ... 
14.11.2012
Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions
Go to press release Ions are cooled during collisions with cold atoms / Similar processes assumed to occur in space  ... 
12.11.2012
Scientists at Mainz University identify inhibitor of myelin formation in the central nervous system

Possible implication for various neurological illnesses / Publication in "EMBOreports"

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08.11.2012
Mainz University Medical Center agrees partnership with Yale University
Go to press release Major boost for the Research Unit Translational Neurosciences  ... 
07.11.2012
New database at the Institute of Musicology contains 40,000 musical settings of the Mass
Online database lists settings from the 14th century to the present  ... 
07.11.2012
Volkswagen Foundation funds research on lying
JGU philologist Jörg Meibauer works on a linguistic theory of fabricating (press release in German)  ... 
07.11.2012
Micropumps for pocket labs
Go to press release (in German) New technology developed at the JGU Institute of Organic Chemistry / Publication in "Nature Communications" (press release in German)  ... 
07.11.2012
University Medicine Mainz at MEDICA 2012
New priority initiative "BiomaTiCS" presents at trade fair (press release in German)  ... 
05.11.2012
On the hunt for dark matter
Go to press release Opening ceremony of the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence / EUR 35 million to promote top-level research in particle and hadron physics  ... 
31.10.2012
Norbert Pfeiffer appointed new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Go to press release (in German) High scientific honor for the Director of the Eye Clinic and the Polyclinic as well as Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the University Medicine Mainz (press release in German)  ... 
30.10.2012
Mainz physicist is awarded EU funding of €2.75 million for research on the aerosol composition in the upper atmosphere
Go to press release ERC Advanced Grant for Stephan Borrmann of the JGU Institute of Atmospheric Physics and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry  ... 
25.10.2012
Sabine Machhausen awarded German Thesis Prize by the Körber Foundation for research on Islamic financial investments
Go to press release (in German) JGU law student honored for dissertation on assets consistent with Shariah Law (press release in German)  ... 
23.10.2012
Development of measures to prevent wine indispositions
Go to press release Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the DLR develop measures to prevent health problems associated with biogenic amines in wine  ... 
19.10.2012
Scientist at University Medicine Mainz receives junior research prize by the Society for Biological Radiation Research
Ulrike Sattler awarded for knowledge contribution on radiation sensitivity of malignant tumors (press release in German)  ... 
16.10.2012
Heike Spaderna receives Peter Jacobi Prize by the German Society for Medical Psychology
Go to press release (in German) JGU scientist awarded for her research on the psycho-social factors preceding heart transplantations (press release in German)  ... 
10.10.2012
Malignant melanoma – wolf in sheep's clothing
Scientists of Mainz and Bonn University discover how melanoma cells outwit the immune system / publication in "Nature" (press release in German)  ... 
08.10.2012
Scientist at University Medicine Mainz awarded Hermann Rein Prize 2012 by the Society of Microcirculation and Vascular Biology
Christoph Reinhardt at the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis presents outstanding research on unexpected functions of the coagulation system (press release in German)  ... 
05.10.2012
Origin of ultra-fast manipulation of domain walls discovered
Go to press release Success for an international research team including a fellow of the MAINZ Graduate School of Excellence  ... 
04.10.2012
Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project receives three-year funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities
Go to press release National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Grant for excavations in the ancient city of Jaffa  ... 
01.10.2012
Axel Müller new GRC fellow in Mainz
Go to press release (in German) Enhancement of polymer research at the Institute of Organic Chemistry (press release in German)  ... 
01.10.2012
English and Cultural Studies scholar Vera Nünning appointed GRC fellow
Go to press release (in German) High-level support for Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences at JGU (press release in German)  ... 
12.11.2012 - 13.11.2012
Developing business ideas for the Life Sciences
PDF for download (in German) Participants encouraged to join the "Innovation Academy Biotechnology" of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in Berlin. Innovative business ideas can be funded with 50,000 euros. Application until September 30, 2012 (PDF in German)  ... 
26.09.2012
MAINZ Award for Christina Birkel and Christian Ohm
Go to press release MAINZ Graduate School PhD Award given for outstanding dissertations in Materials Science  ... 
25.09.2012
Mainz University Medical Center searches for treatment for posttraumatic pain syndrome
German Research Foundation funds a three-year joint project of the Mainz University Medical Center and the University of Münster to the tune of about 460,000 Euros  ... 
19.09.2012
Slave rebellion is widespread in ants
Go to press release Enslaved worker ants kill the offspring of their parasites and thereby improve the chances of survival for their neighboring relatives  ... 
11.09.2012
International research group shows that the aging of organic aerosols is caused by OH radicals
Go to press release Climate models need to be updated  ... 
10.09.2012
New insights into the microcosm of cells
Go to press release (in German) Institute of Pathology at the University Medicine Mainz receives high-performance 3D electron microscope (press release in German)  ... 
30.08.2012
Excavations in Jaffa confirm presence of Egyptian settlement on the ancient city site
Go to press release Old Testament Studies and Biblical Archaeology division at Mainz University has been involved in the archaeological survey of the ancient city of Jaffa since 2007  ... 
29.08.2012
JGU scientist receives SIAM award for dissertation in Applied Mathematics
Go to press release (in German) Professional association honors Stefanie Hollborn for outstanding publication on imaging techniques (press release in German)  ... 
28.08.2012
Roman military camp from Gallic Wars era helps illuminate another piece of world history
Go to press release (in German)

Archaeologists at JGU prove existence of oldest Roman military camp on German soil (press release in German)

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27.08.2012
International team of researchers finds a link between cold European winters and solar activity
Go to press release Studies of Germany's largest river reveal a correlation between periods of low activity of the sun and regional cooling  ... 
23.08.2012
Discovery of immune cells for the protection from multiple sclerosis raises hope for new treatment methods
Scientists at Mainz University Medicine publish research results in "Immunity" (presse release in German)  ... 
21.08.2012
Physics in Mainz maintains leading position in global comparison
Go to press release Academic Ranking of World Universities places Mainz University's Physics institutes among the top 75 in the world and among the six best in Germany  ... 
19.08.2012 - 24.08.2012
Liquid crystal researchers meet in Mainz
World's leading conference on liquid crystal research returns to Germany after more than 20 years (press release in German)  ... 
14.08.2012
Carl Zeiss Foundation supports interdisciplinary research consortium "Chemical BioMedicine"
Go to press release Innovative research concept jointly initiated by the Mainz University Medical Center and the JGU Biology and Chemistry institutes receives funding of one million euro  ... 
14.08.2012
New Emmy Noether junior research group investigates contribution of W boson to the composition of matter
Go to press release (in German) Matthias Schott founds his own working group on precision measurement of matter of W bosons with support of the German Research Foundation (DFG) – press release in German  ... 
02.08.2012
Volkswagen Foundation supports new Leviticus project
Go to press release (in German) Mainz bible scholar Thomas Hieke develops seminal annotation of the Book of Leviticus (press release in German)  ... 
31.07.2012
German Research Foundation funds complete edition of Schlegel's works
Go to press release (in German) Scientists at JGU seek to make writings of Friedrich Schlegel widely accessible (press release in German)  ... 
31.07.2012
When do German children gain weight?
Increase in the prevalence of overweight among German children calculated precisely for the first time  ... 
18.07.2012
XENON100 sets record limits for dark matter
Go to press release Further constraints of models of new physics with WIMP candidates  ... 
12.07.2012
Anthropologists from the universities of Mainz and Frankfurt present oral history materials to the National Archives of Burkina Faso
Go to press release A contribution towards safeguarding an intangible cultural heritage  ... 
11.07.2012
Kickoff for joint "University Start-Up Office" by Mainz University of Applied Sciences, JGU and Mainz University Medical Center
Go to press release (in German) Assistance and support offered to entrepreneurial students, professors, other university members and alumni (press release in German)  ... 
09.07.2012
Climate in northern Europe reconstructed for the past 2,000 years: Cooling trend calculated precisely for the first time
Go to press release The calculations prepared by Mainz scientists will also influence the way current climate change is perceived / Publication of results in Nature Climate Change  ... 
04.07.2012
Physicists in Mainz and all around the world cheer the discovery of the Higgs particle
Go to press release Success at the world's largest particle accelerator LHC / Experiments involving scientists from Mainz University show first direct evidence of the Higgs boson  ... 
04.07.2012
Award for research on molecular spintronics
Go to press release Wolfgang Wernsdorfer from the Institute Néel/CNRS Grenoble receives the Gutenberg Lecture Award with an endowment of 10,000 euros from the Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ  ... 
02.07.2012
Inspired by nature: Coatings with bactericide nanoparticles are effective against marine fouling
Go to press release Researchers at JGU discover that vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles prevent the deposition of algae and bacteria in hulls – article in Nature Nanotechnology  ... 
28.06.2012
Harco Willems visits JGU as GRC fellow
Go to press release (in German) Internationally renowned scientist from the Catholic University Leuven conducts research in Mainz on the burial culture of Ancient Egypt (press release in German)  ... 
27.06.2012
DIES ACADEMICUS 2012
Go to press release (in German) JGU awards prizes to 14 young researchers for their excellent master's and doctoral theses (press release in German)  ... 
21.06.2012
Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center gain new insights into Taspase1 function
Go to press release (in German) Exploiting "molecular glues" to target disease relevant proteolytic enzymes  ... 
19.06.2012
Jennifer Windt receives Barbara Wengeler Award 2012
Outstanding dissertation on philosophical theory of dream consciousness gains international acclaim (press release in German)  ... 
15.06.2012
JGU performs well in the German Excellence Initiative: Cluster of Excellence and Graduate School of Excellence approved
International committee of experts approves the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence and the MAINZ Graduate School / 50 million Euro to be invested in top-level research in Mainz  ... 
13.06.2012
Boehringer Ingelheim Award 2012 honoring innovative medical research
Go to press release (in German) Mainz scientists provide new findings on autoimmune diseases and on the tropical disease leishmaniasis (press release in German)  ... 
13.06.2012
JGU at ACHEMA 2012
Go to press release (in German) Expertise ranging from the electrochemical production of vanillin to the tailored application of plastics (press release in German)  ... 
12.06.2012
Visit to the International Medieval Congress 2012 in Leeds
Go to press release (in German) JGU's Research Unit Historical Cultural Sciences advances its cooperation with the University of Edinburgh (press release in German)  ... 
11.06.2012
Mainz geoscientist Dorrit Jacob has been awarded Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation
Go to press release New chair for carbon geomaterials will focus on diamonds and biominerals  ... 
06.06.2012
Seal of quality for an excellent standard of research: JGU is on track for success in attracting research funding
Go to press release External funding of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz research activities has increased by 42 percent to 96 million Euro since 2007 / Positive trend continues in 2012  ... 
05.06.2012
William Marciano supports physics research in Mainz
Go to press release (in German) Leading theoretical physicist and recipient of the Sakurai Prize joins the JGU Institutes of Physics and Nuclear Physics as fellow of the Gutenberg Research College (press release in German)  ... 
04.06.2012
Two new high-performance computers make the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate a leader in scientific computing
Go to press release Super-fast computing capacity will support and strengthen top-flight research in Mainz and Kaiserslautern  ... 
23.05.2012
Applied nanobiomedicine: Exploiting nanoparticles to hunt for hidden cancer cells
Interdisiplinary joint research project "MRCyte" launched by the University Medicine Mainz  ... 
22.05.2012
Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and bestows the Gutenberg Research Award
Go to press release Award given to the internationally renowned linguist and cognitive science specialist Leonard Talmy  ... 
10.05.2012
Enroute to a quantum computer
Image link Volkswagen Foundation supports materials science project under the leadership of JGU with €550,000  ...