News of 2016

Archive
28.12.2016
Interactive micro-implants to regulate digestion
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Mainz University Medical Center and Fraunhofer Institute to set up a joint research project to develop a support system for the digestive tract  ... 

27.12.2016
Investigations of the skyrmion Hall effect reveal surprising results
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One step further towards the application of skyrmions in spintronic devices  ... 

21.12.2016
Defense mechanism employed by algae can effectively inhibit marine fouling
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Cerium dioxide nanoparticles block communication between bacteria and prevent the formation of biofilms  ... 

13.12.2016
Graduate School of Excellence MAINZ awards visiting professorships 2016
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MAINZ Visiting Professorships awarded to Egbert Willem Meijer and Gen Tatara  ... 

08.12.2016
RNA modification important for brain function
Go to press release m6A modification plays an important role in the function of the nervous system and in sex determination in the fruit fly  ... 
29.11.2016
Ari Waisman receives most prestigious European prize for MS research
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Sobek Prize for groundbreaking research on multiple sclerosis  ... 

23.11.2016
German Research Foundation extends funding for basic research in the neurosciences
Collaborative Research Center 1080 on "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal homeostasis" is to be financed for a further four years  ... 
23.11.2016
Theoretical physicists in Mainz and Sao Paulo agree to cooperate in the promotion and mentoring of young researchers
Go to press release Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics signs cooperation agreement with the ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research in Brazil  ... 
22.11.2016
Cyclic change within magma reservoirs significantly affects the explosivity of volcanic eruptions
Go to press release Temperature and water content cycles within magma reservoirs linked to eruptive style  ... 
16.11.2016
Particle physicist William Shepherd receives prestigious Sofja Kovalevskaja Award in Berlin
Go to press release One of the most highly endowed German research awards funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will be used to establish a junior research group to study dark matter at Mainz University  ... 
09.11.2016
Physicists at Mainz University construct prototype for new component of the ATLAS detector
Go to press release Mainz-based working group constructed a prototype detector for the Small Wheel of the ATLAS muon spectrometer / Results of initial tests on the ATLAS detector are highly promising  ... 
02.11.2016
TUM and Mainz University activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons
Go to press release Collaborative project results in the construction of a second UCN source at the TRIGA research reactor in Mainz / Blueprint for Munich-based high-efficiency source  ... 
27.10.2016
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz obtains approval for Humboldt Professorship in Biology
Go to press release Chromosome researcher Peter Baumann to become Professor of Molecular Biology and Adjunct Director at IMB contributing to the restructuring of the discipline of biology at Mainz University  ... 
12.10.2016
Level of education is more decisive than intelligence for the development of short-sightedness
Mainz University Medical Center examines the link between myopia and cognitive abilities  ... 
12.10.2016
Archaeologists from Mainz reveal new findings on the history of the early-Islamic caliphate palace Khirbat al-Minya
Go to press release New excavations to investigate the use of the palace following the severe earthquake of 749 AD  ... 
11.10.2016
Endocrine cells in the brain influence the optimization of behavior
Go to press release German Resilience Center presents new findings on the resistance to stress  ... 
07.10.2016
MPGC alumnus Marting Brüggemann wins Klaus Tschira Award
Go to press release (in German) The award honors the development of an innovative method to study fine dust particles and its generally comprehensible explanation for non-experts (press release in German)  ... 
05.10.2016
Scientists in Mainz develop a novel method to benchmark and improve the performance of protein measurement techniques
Go to press release Quantum leap in the reliability of mass spectrometry-based proteomics  ... 
05.10.2016
Karin Everschor-Sitte establishes new Emmy Noether independent junior research group TWIST at the Institute of Physics
Go to press release Investigation of new magnetic structures for spintronics applications / Skyrmions could one day make the storage media in our computers smaller and more efficient  ... 
14.09.2016
Nature Index Ranking confirms cutting-edge research in Physics at Mainz University
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is among Germany's top five academic institutions in the field of Physics  ... 
02.09.2016
Mainz researchers lay the foundation for innovative treatment of multiple sclerosis
Inhibition of the protein kinase CK2 prevents the development of auto-aggressive T cells  ... 
01.09.2016
GRC Fellow Klaus Müllen receives Hermann Staudinger Award 2016
Go to press release Award for his research on the synthesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and 2D macromolecules for electronic components  ... 
30.08.2016
Emission plumes over West Africa contain a high proportion of organic material
Go to press release International measurement campaign over West Africa provides first results / Causes for enormous complexity in the multiple cloud layers still unclear  ... 
24.08.2016
Cyclotron opens up new prospects for fundamental and applied research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry
New particle accelerator generating radioactive isotopes for use in nuclear chemistry will be employed to create new medical radiopharmaceuticals  ... 
12.08.2016
The deuteron is smaller than previously thought
Just like the proton, the deuteron poses a mystery  ... 
01.08.2016
Real and artificially generated 3-D films are nearly impossible to distinguish
Go to press release 3-D technology is particularly interesting for action and horror films, less for documentaries  ... 
28.07.2016
International team of scientists unveils fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect
Go to press release Direct correlation between temperature dependent generation of spin currents and atomic composition of interfaces found  ... 
21.07.2016
Demonstration of room-temperature spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb
Go to press release Heusler alloy NiMnSb could prove valuable as a new material for digital information processing and storage  ... 
19.07.2016
How meltwater from the ice sheets disturbed the climate 10,000 years ago
Go to press release New research on the massive impact of a huge ice sheet melted in North America by the end of the most recent ice age on the climate of northwest Europe and northwest Africa  ... 
15.07.2016
Stefan Müller-Stach elected as Vice President for Research of Johannes Gutenberg University
Go to press release (in German) New vice president will succeed Wolfgang Hofmeister in April 2017 (press release in German)  ... 
14.07.2016
Prehistoric genomes from the world's first farmers in the Zagros mountains reveal different Neolithic ancestry for Europeans and South Asians
Go to press release International research team demonstrates that populations in the ancient Fertile Crescent are the ancestors of modern-day South Asians but not of Europeans  ... 
08.07.2016
Patrick J. Fox joins JGU as Alexander von Humboldt research fellow
Go to press release (in German) Internationally renowned junior researcher in the field of theoretical elementary particle physics is visiting scholar at the Institute of Physics (press release in German)  ... 
22.06.2016
Formation of the browning pigment melanin decoded
Go to press release Researchers in Mainz and Kiel have uncovered the molecular mechanism behind the synthesis of melanin using a technique involving mutation of the relevant enzyme tyrosinase  ... 
16.06.2016
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is awarded the HR Excellence in Research seal of approval
Go to press release Mainz University is committed to providing excellent working conditions for researchers  ... 
15.06.2016
German Research Foundation approves international research project on the transnationalization of long-term care
DFG provides funding for a comparison of long-term care in Germany and the Netherlands  ... 
15.06.2016
Neonicotinoid pesticides cause harm to honeybees
Mainz researchers discover new mechanism associated with the worldwide decline of bee populations  ... 
14.06.2016
Victor Flambaum becomes new GRC Fellow at Mainz University
Go to press release Theoretical physicist from the University of New South Wales will strengthen the field of nuclear and particle physics in Mainz  ... 
06.06.2016
Early farmers from across Europe were direct descendants of Aegeans
Go to press release International research team led by Mainz paleogeneticists demonstrates that farming was spread into and across Europe by people originating in modern-day Greece and Western Turkey  ... 
01.06.2016
Mainz-based physicists find missing link between glass formation and crystallization
Go to press release Densified regions with drastically reduced internal motion either act as crystal precursors or cluster and frustrate all further dynamics  ... 
25.05.2016
International team of scientists realizes a compact, efficient wideband source of terahertz radiation emitters
Go to press release Spintronics paves the way for new terahertz sources  ... 
12.05.2016
ERC Advanced Grant for experimental physicist Dmitry Budker
Go to press release Physicist of Mainz University receives EU funding for his search for dark matter and dark energy  ... 
10.05.2016
Geophysicist Boris Kaus receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Go to press release EU funding for research on new methods for locating oil and gas reserves around salt deposits  ... 
06.05.2016
One step closer to the development of an ultra-precise nuclear clock
Go to press release Measuring time using oscillations of atomic nuclei might significantly improve precision beyond that of current atomic clocks  ... 
03.05.2016
Tumor immunologist Muhammad Asif Qureshi will use his Humboldt Research Fellowship to conduct research at the Mainz University Medical Center
Go to press release Research focus on immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of liver cancer  ... 
03.05.2016
Gutenberg Research College welcomes Klaus Müllen as a new fellow and presents the Gutenberg Research Award 2016 to Vishva Dixit
Go to press release GRC focuses on the promotion of individual excellence  ... 
15.04.2016
Physicists build world’s smallest heat engine
Go to press release Innovative heat engine uses just a single electrically charged calcium atom  ... 
13.04.2016
New genetic risk factors for myopia discovered
Genes and environment determine short-sightedness  ... 
23.03.2016
Brain stem cell quiescence needs to be actively maintained in Drosophila
Go to press release Hippo signaling pathway regulates quiescence in the neural stem cells of Drosophila larvae  ... 
23.03.2016
Researchers hunt for the causes and basis of wheat sensitivities
German Research Foundation funds joint project of the universities in Mainz and Hohenheim to search for better tolerated wheat varieties  ... 
17.03.2016
First particles circulate in SuperKEKB accelerator
Go to press release Mainz-based physicists involved in detector construction and analysis of future experiments  ... 
03.03.2016
Division of labor among social insects: All-rounders cope better than specialists in the face of threats
Go to press release Ant colonies that are highly specialized have lower chances of survival when sudden changes occur  ... 
02.03.2016
International research team achieves controlled movement of skyrmions
Go to press release Basis for the utilization of skyrmions for application-related systems / Magnetic vortices as data storage media of the future  ... 
23.02.2016
EU funding for excellent young researchers in physics
JGU welcomes three postdocs funded by individual fellowships provided by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions  ... 
17.02.2016
Mainz-based scientists decipher stealth effect of nanocarriers evading clearance by the immune system
Go to press release Stealth effect of nanocarriers for drug delivery vehicles conferred more efficiently  ... 
10.02.2016
Paleontologist Thomas Tütken receives ERC Consolidator Grant
Go to press release A total of EUR 1.7 million will be provided to promote the search for the first herbivores among terrestrial vertebrates  ... 
10.02.2016
International team of researchers presents new findings on magnetic spin waves
Go to press release Principles of the conversion from heat currents to magnonic spin currents discovered / Study of complex magnetic materials  ... 
09.02.2016
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and JGU intensify co-operation in micromechanics research
Founding of "Center for Applied Fluidics and Engineering" marks milestone for joint research activities (press release in German)  ... 
01.02.2016
Dominant ant species significantly influence ecosystems
Go to press release Single ant species often cause the majority of resource consumption / Large differences between day and night  ... 
28.01.2016
Regional and minority languages need better access to the digital world
Go to press release EU support for new project at the Northern European and Baltic Languages and Cultures research and teaching unit  ... 
22.01.2016
Universities of Mainz and Darmstadt establish Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence focusing on international relations of the European Union
Go to press release Interdisciplinary cooperation to examine the global interactions of the EU / European Commission will provide financing for the three-year project  ... 
20.01.2016
Innovation Prize of Rhineland-Palatinate awarded to Spintronic Technology Platform STeP
Go to press release (in German) Award for outstanding co-operation of JGU in the field of knowledge transfer between cutting-edge research and private Enterprises (press release in German)  ... 
04.01.2016
New professorship endowed by the Carl Zeiss Foundation will focus on environmental modeling of the climate system
Go to press release Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will explore the complex processes of the climate system using computer-based Earth system models  ...