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Category: Research

Teams of researchers in Erlangen, Würzburg, Munich and Berlin have determined the location of special receptors on cardiac muscle cells for the first time. Their findings open up new possibilities for treating chronic cardiac insufficiency.

Category: Research

Organic farming is booming, and expectations for the quality of organic products are high. In future, it is hoped that sensory detection processes developed by Fraunhofer IVV, FAU, TH Nürnberg and other partners will ensure that organic products are of the highest quality. The joint project ‘SHIELD’, which stands for using sensory detection processes to guarantee the quality of (organic) locally produced food, is due to start on 1 July 2021, and has received 1.2 million euros in funding from the Bavarian Research Foundation.

Category: Research

Dr. Manuel Keith was appointed head of a junior research group in June, the eleventh researcher to be awarded this status at FAU this year. This special status also grants researchers the opportunity to participate in a valuable programme aimed at encouraging young scientists in their careers. Young researchers who are outstanding in their subject, have already received funding and lead a working group of their own are eligible to receive the special status.

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The university election has started. It’s the perfect opportunity to have your say on how FAU is run. All those eligible to vote can cast their votes during the election period from 12 noon on Tuesday 15 June 2021 to 12 noon on Tuesday 22 June 2021. The university elections are being conducted this year as an electronic election with the option of a postal vote for the first time. This makes FAU the first university in Bavaria to hold electronic university elections.

Category: Research

Climate protection, preservation of biodiversity and social justice are inextricably linked. Report from Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. One of the main authors is palaeobiologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kießling from FAU.

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Artificial intelligence is the technology of the future – and great talent in this area is truly sought after. It is why the idea of the President’s Welcome Award came up. FAU president Joachim Horneggeris convinced, “This award will make it even more appealing for young, international talent to come live in Erlangen for their research.” 

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We’re having a summer sale in the FAU shop to make some room for some new products. The prices of several items have been reduced.

Category: News

Football stirs up excitement in people – regardless of where they come from or what language they speak. Because both shared interests and language are integral to successful integration, researchers at FAU and the University of Bayreuth have developed a language course that brings together football and language.