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Posted July 12 2018
During the first moments of a baby’s life, bacteria and other microorganisms are passed from the mother. A team of researchers from the University of Trento and EMBL has shown that bacteria from the mother are more persistent on the newborn than those from other sources. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
The maturation process of virophages give us new insights. First, a virus infects a host, such as a unicellular organism in the plankton in the ocean, and then its development is blocked because it is itself attacked by a virus? In this unusual tripartite event, the second virus (termed a virophage) helps the host to survive. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have now studied the atomic structure and maturation process of the Mavirus virophage, and thus contributed to understanding this system. Their results could, in the future, allow virus particles to be constructed whose properties can be modified, making them useful in biotechnology. READ MORE
Posted July 10 2018
Heidelberg University in second place in the Funding Atlas 2018 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) READ MORE
Posted July 05 2018
The effectiveness of antibiotics can be altered by combining them with each other, non-antibiotic drugs or even with food additives, EMBL researchers show. READ MORE
Posted July 02 2018
Algal nuclear pore complex revealed READ MORE
Posted June 25 2018
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Posted June 21 2018
Dr. Veli Vural Uslu wins the German national FameLab competition and is runner up at the international finals which took place at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. READ MORE
Posted June 15 2018
Great success for the HEIDELTEC-team in the “Gründerpreis Baden-Württemberg 2018” and the "ACHEMA-Gründerpreis" competition. READ MORE
Posted June 13 2018
Heidelberg third in Germany – University again advances four spots internationally READ MORE
Posted June 07 2018
New Framework Cooperation Agreement Adds Joint Promotion of Young Talent, Teaching, and Innovation to HEiKA Activities: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University expand their successful cooperation in research and add the promotion of young talent, teaching, and innovation to the activities of the shared scientific institution “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership” (HEiKA). Thus, the research cooperation becomes a strategic partnership. The President of KIT Professor Holger Hanselka and the President of Heidelberg University Professor Bernhard Eitel signed the framework cooperation agreement. The new “Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership” will continue under the short name HEiKA. READ MORE
Posted June 05 2018
Simone Köhler will join EMBL Heidelberg in June as a group leader in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit. Using state-of-the-art microscopy and genome-editing techniques, she will research how chromosomes interact with each other to form the DNA within germ cells – the precursors to sperm or egg cells. READ MORE
Posted June 04 2018
THE World Reputation Rankings: Heidelberg is ranked among the world's top 100 universities READ MORE
Posted May 22 2018
Ruperto Carola succeeds with three consortia in the latest approval round READ MORE
Posted May 15 2018
German Research Foundation provides approximately 1.5 million euros in funding READ MORE
Posted May 14 2018
Researchers identify genes that can cause brain tumours in children and other cancers later in life READ MORE
Posted May 09 2018
Ruperto Carola´s President invites newly appointed scientists to the Old University´s auditorium. Congratulations! READ MORE
Posted May 08 2018
Max Planck chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award to CellNetworks member Prof. Dr. Ilme Schlichting READ MORE
Posted May 07 2018
The annual Heidelberg Molecular Life Sciences (HMLS) Investigator Award is awarded to an outstanding scientist who is actively engaged in Life Science research in Heidelberg. The award recognizes excellence in two allied areas: research and strategic development in the Life Sciences in Heidelberg. Nominees are eligible for this program if they succeeded in initiating innovative actions for fostering scientific career development of undergraduates, graduates, PhDs, and Postdocs. READ MORE
Posted May 07 2018
European Research Council grants over 2.3 million euros for project READ MORE
Posted April 30 2018
Heidelberg researchers study key proteins for cell division, cell differentiation, and tissue renewal READ MORE