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.
 

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  ... 

03.05.2022: Researchers at the University Medical Center Mainz develop drug against fatty liver hepatitis

Innovative fatty acid proves highly effective and well tolerated in clinical trial  ... 

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 ... 

02.03.2022: Carl Zeiss Foundation to provide funding for interdisciplinary TOPML research center for machine learning

Researchers will examine decisions made by algorithms with regard to transparency and fairness as well as data protection and the efficient use of resources  ... 

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  ... 

03.02.2022: European joint degree program Transnational German Studies receives funding worth EUR 4 million

Funding from the European Union's Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees program to serve to award scholarships for students ... 

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 / Program to launch in the next winter semester / Info session on January 24, 2022 ... 

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  ...