(07.10.15) The DFG is to set up six new Research Units and one new Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate during its autumn session. In the initial funding period, the new groups will receive a total of €16 million. As a result, the DFG will be funding a total of 175 Research Units and 15 Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies.
Six New Research Units, One New Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies
Topics Range from Mythology and Neurodegeneration to Multiparticle Systems
DFG Europa-Preis Recipients Achieve Success at EU Contest for Young Scientists in Milan
"Jugend forscht" award winners present their findings to international jury / One first, one third and three special prizes / Preparation with mentor programme
(30.09.15) Five recipients of the Europa-Preis presented by the DFG have also won awards at the 2015 European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held from 17 - 22 September in Milan. Their research projects, which had already won prizes in the national science competition "Jugend forscht", were awarded one first, one third and three special prizes by the international jury. To help them prepare for their presentations, held in English, the DFG assigned them mentors and organised a trip to Bonn which included coaching.
Academies and DFG call for the responsible use of new genome editing techniques
(29.09.15) New molecular biology techniques that permit targeted genetic modification are giving rise to many promising new opportunities in research and application. At the same time, there must be dialogue with society as a whole on the opportunities and limits of these genome editing techniques. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – the National Academy of Science and Engineering, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and the German Research Foundation (DFG) point this out in a joint statement.
Looking into the Earth and up to the Sun – Bernd Rendel Prize 2015 Recognises Early Successes in Geosciences
Eleanor Berryman and Benedikt Soja to receive award at annual meeting of German Geological Society on 6 October in Berlin
(25.09.15) The Bernd Rendel Prize awarded by the DFG recognises promising geoscience research with international potential by researchers who have not yet obtained their doctorates. This year the prize will be presented to British researcher Eleanor Berryman and Austrian researcher Benedikt Soja. The annual meeting of the German Geological Society in Berlin on 6 October will provide a fitting framework for the award ceremony.
Ceremony to Celebrate Scientific Cooperation
Scientific cooperation between Germany and Israel has been be the focus of a ceremony held by the DFG to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. As well as a large number of German and Israeli researchers, the guests invited to the event on 10 September in Berlin included high-ranking representatives of the Israeli administration as well as German politicians.
The 2015 von Kaven Award to be presented to Tobias Oertel-Jäger
Dr. Tobias Henrik Oertel-Jäger is to be presented the 2015 von Kaven Award by the DFG. Following a DFG-funded Emmy Noether independent junior research group, the mathematician started a Heisenberg professorship in July. The award, which is worth €10,000, is being conferred for the tenth time and will be presented at the annual meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV) in Hamburg.
Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke: ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe”
About 80 scientists and researchers attended a Leibniz Lecture by Martin Krönke (University of Cologne) on ”Clinical Trials of rVSV Ebola Vaccine in Africa and Europe” at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The German Consulate in Toronto and the DFG jointly organized the lecture and both German Consul General Walter Stechel and DFG North America Office Director Max Voegler provided opening remarks.
DFG participates in “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” in Chandigarh
The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organized “Presentations on Higher Education and Research Opportunities in Germany” on 21st & 22nd August 2015 in Panjab University, Chandigarh and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali. The event commenced with the opening remarks by Prof. A. K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University who welcomed the German delegation to Chandigarh.
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