Current Press Releases

The presented list of press releases in English is only a selection of our German press texts. For the time being, these translated press releases focus primarily on science and research at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
 

27.09.2022: Symbiotic bacteria protect beetle larvae from pathogens

Bacteria produce antifungal compound protecting the eggs, larvae, and pupae from infections / Bacterial community is retained even during molting stages  ... 

26.09.2022: The neighbors of the caliph: Archaeologists uncover ancient mosaics on the shore of the Sea of Galilee

Geomagnetic surface survey provides accurate information for productive future excavations / Discovery of an ancient settlement close to Khirbat al-Minya  ... 

23.09.2022: Scientists propose test for hypothesis of Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg

Quantum mechanics put to the test ... 

16.09.2022: FORTHEM encourages the entrepreneurial spirit of students in its European University network

23 students from all FORTHEM partner universities engage in networking at the first FORTHEM International Start-up Days in Mainz / Main focus: Starting a business and entrepreneurship  ... 

16.09.2022: Towards a better understanding of depression

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz examine ways of alleviating depressive states using the Drosophila fruit fly as a model  ... 

15.09.2022: Pushing the boundaries of chemistry: Properties of heaviest element studied so far measured at GSI/FAIR

Superheavy element flerovium is a volatile metal   ... 

15.09.2022: Path to the brown coloration of diatoms discovered

Biosynthetic pathway of the light-harvesting carotenoid fucoxanthin is surprisingly complex / Photoprotective pigments serve as precursors  ... 

13.09.2022: How animals use their circalunar clock to control sexual maturation and reproduction

International research team deciphers molecular mechanism that allows bristle worms to discriminate between sun- and moonlight ... 

05.09.2022: Conflict of interest resolved: Wax on the body surface of ants can simultaneously optimize two essential requirements

Few components of an ant's complex waxy layer are enough to recognize members of its own colony  ... 

01.09.2022: Less risk, less costs: Portable spectroscopy devices could soon become real

New method for the detection of alcohols combines zero- to ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance with the SABRE-Relay hyperpolarization technique   ... 

29.07.2022: European University Alliance FORTHEM granted EUR 14.4 million by the European Commission for additional four years

FORTHEM partners will further expand their mobility offerings for students and staff as well as their common infrastructure moving toward a transnational European University  ... 

27.07.2022: Driving the energy transition: Iron as a potential key material in facilitating the large-scale storage and transport of carbon-free energy

TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Low-Carbon Industrial Processes of the German Aerospace Center collaborate in the new Clean Circles project  ... 

26.07.2022: Urban sites such as Berkeley and Brooklyn have their individual magnetic pulse

Multidisciplinary study uses magnetometers to investigate the magnetic fields of metropolitan areas ... 

25.07.2022: Clusters4Future approval for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz to translate electro-organic synthesis

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will provide up to EUR 45 million in funding to regional research network / Cluster at the Mainz University Medical Center studying cardiovascular diseases also successful in national competition  ... 

22.07.2022: Half-time for the FIT FORTHEM project

Project of the European Universities FORTHEM Alliance will continue its successful activities over the coming 18 months  ... 

14.07.2022: Most complex protein knots

Theoretical physicists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz put Google's artificial intelligence AlphaFold to the test and find the most complex protein knots so far  ... 

06.07.2022: Photorhabdus luminescens – a true all-rounder: Insect pathogenic bacterium also helps to combat fungal infestation

Using beneficial microorganisms in plant protection not only as bioinsecticides but also as biofungicides could make agriculture more sustainable and improve food security  ... 

04.07.2022: After three years: start of first particle collisions at unprecedented energies at LHC

ATLAS detector more powerful than ever – with major contributions from Mainz University  ... 

04.07.2022: Obstacle course for microscopic whirlwinds

Joint project involving experimental and theoretical physicists and coordinated by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is providing greater insight into the pinning effects of skyrmions  ... 

28.06.2022: Lava ejected during the 2021 Cumbre Vieja eruption was unusually fluid

Researchers at Mainz University determine that the lava from the recent volcanic eruption on La Palma was particularly low in viscosity  ... 

24.06.2022: 35 years of Erasmus+: Mainz University records consistently high levels of student, teacher, and staff mobility

New record: Mainz University can spend EUR 3 million in the Erasmus+ student mobility program in the 2022/2023 academic year / Bilateral agreements with more than 400 partner universities throughout Europe  ... 

21.06.2022: Excellent scores for Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the 2022 U-Multirank

Top rankings in the dimensions of Teaching & Learning, Research, Knowledge Transfer, and International Orientation ... 

20.06.2022: Damaged plants and fake perfumes can be identified rapidly and reliably in real time

Researchers develop a highly sensitive novel technique capable of detecting chiral molecules within complex gas mixtures  ... 

09.06.2022: Third funding period for collaborative research center investigating soft matter simulation

German Research Foundation approves further four-year funding of the joint Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 146 on Multiscale Simulation Methods for Soft Matter Systems of Mainz University, TU Darmstadt, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research  ... 

09.06.2022: German Research Foundation approves funding for excellent research in JGU's core research areas

Successful collaborative projects confirm research strength of the Rhine-Main Universities strategic alliance  ... 

03.06.2022: A novel path for sustainable photon upconversion with non-precious metals

Scientists in Mainz and Berlin use chromium for efficient green-to-blue photon upconversion  ... 

01.06.2022: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz obtains approval for Humboldt Professorship in Biology

Hanna Kokko of the University of Zurich will receive the highest endowed German research prize to become founding director of an institute for computer-aided biosciences at Mainz University  ... 

30.05.2022: Hans Lennernäs will use his Humboldt Research Award to join colleagues at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Leading international pharmaceutical scientist from Uppsala University will collaborate with his JGU host Peter Langguth to reduce side effects of chemotherapy ... 

19.05.2022: Award for meta-analysis on the relationship between job stressors and burnout

Researchers of Mainz University and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin receive the 2022 Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award for a publication in Psychological Bulletin  ... 

13.05.2022: Genetic origins of the world’s first farmers clarified

New study published in the journal Cell  ... 

26.04.2022: New invisibility cloak for therapeutics: Holger Frey receives ERC Advanced Grant to support his innovative research

Future process aims at preserving the advantages of PEGylation for the use in nanomedicine while avoiding recognition of the new PEG structures by the immune system  ... 

22.04.2022: Two new Master's degree programs in Biology at Mainz University

New Microbiology and Neuroscience programs to be launched in the 2022/2023 winter semester in addition to the existing Master's program in Molecular Biotechnology  ... 

19.04.2022: Gutenberg Research Award 2022 for Rainer Blatt

JGU to bestow its most prestigious research award on quantum physicist Rainer Blatt of the University of Innsbruck  ... 

11.04.2022: Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding

A pure quantum effect as the key to a better understanding of the subatomic world / New research program in Mainz bundles a wide range of expertise  ... 

05.04.2022: Local motion detectors in fruit flies sense complex patterns generated by their own motion

Direction-selective neuron subtypes detect complex motion patterns and not uniform directions of motion  ... 

04.04.2022: Marion Silies receives ERC Consolidator Grant for research on adaptive functions of visual systems

EU funding for work on the adaptive properties of visual systems of insects  ... 

25.03.2022: Artificial hail for more accurate weather forecasts

Vertical wind tunnel at Mainz University supplies important data to facilitate the prediction of heavy rain, hail, and graupel precipitation  ... 

17.03.2022: Health communication needs to be adapted to the needs of differing social groups, especially in times of crisis

A representative survey of 500 ultra-Orthodox Israeli adults during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the role that digital media can play in promoting safer behavior by increasing compliance with government health regulations  ... 

16.03.2022: Climate change considerably threatens Europe's beech forests

Tree ring analyses reveal growth declines over recent decades / Researchers expect further, even drastic declines, especially in southern Europe  ... 

03.03.2022: Major political transformations can have an influence on employee wellbeing

Work in times of Brexit: New survey on the relationship between macropolitical events and personal wellbeing ... 

21.02.2022: Gutenberg Research Award for Wil Roebroeks

Most prestigious research award of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz goes to Dutch archaeologist  ... 

07.02.2022: Researchers find link between excessive R-loop levels and DNA damage to be a potential cause of disease

New proteomics method identifies proteins binding to R-loops and decodes the role of the DDX41 protein in opposing double-strand breaks in the cells' DNA  ... 

02.02.2022: Collaborative research project on quantum technology starts on the International Space Station

BECCAL will allow experiments to be conducted on board the ISS using ultracold atoms for fundamental research and for the development of quantum sensors of the future  ... 

01.02.2022: Dorothee Dormann and Rosa Rademakers collaborate in a research project on rare forms of dementia

Rosa Rademakers has won the 2021 Generet Award for Rare Diseases and will be endowed with EUR 1 million / Part of the funding will be used for research at Mainz University  ... 

01.02.2022: EUR 16 million for photonic quantum processors

BMBF project PhotonQ brings together seven universities and research institutions as well as industrial partners  ... 

20.01.2022: Worldwide coordinated search for dark matter

Sensor network GNOME publishes comprehensive data in Nature Physics for the first time / Nine stations in six countries involved  ... 

20.01.2022: New Master's degree program "Quantitative Decision Making in Economics and Management" at Mainz University

Providing in-depth skills in data analysis and decision making within complex economic settings ... 

18.01.2022: Conspiracy mentality around the globe tends to be particularly pronounced on the political fringes

Results of surveys involving more than 100,000 participants in 26 countries show a correlation between belief in conspiracies and identification as far-left, and, in particular, far-right  ... 

10.01.2022: Matter-antimatter symmetry and antimatter gravity studied at once

BASE collaboration sets new standards / Research group from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz involved in publication in Nature  ...