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The University will be closed from 24 December 2018 until 6 January 2019. The University Administration service centres such as the Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) and the Examinations Office will be closed during this period.

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Young female researchers are hosting the very first 'Women in Science Symposium' at FAU. The unique aspect of this symposium is that all the members of the organisation committee and all the speakers are women. In our interview, two members of the organisation committee speak about what they hope to achieve with the symposium and why it is so important.

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Researchers at Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg and FAU are now researching how to innovatively design university-level teaching in this digital age. This research project, which will result in a coaching concept for students, is being funded by a grant worth 30,000 euros.

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A team of scientists led by Dr. Wulf Haubensak at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna and Prof. Dr. Andreas Hess at FAU, have now identified a neuronal circuit in the brain that plays an important role in anxiety and demonstrated how common psychiatric medication acts on it.

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Process engineers at FAU have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they demonstrated how length and diameter distributions can be measured accurately in just one step instead of the complicated series of electron microscopic images which have been needed up until now.

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Twelve tomatoes en route for outer space: when astronauts set off in future to explore the far reaches of the universe, they will need a reliable source of food. Valuable information could be provided by an experiment conducted by FAU researchers – on board a research satellite in space.

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A nationwide patient study led by the Department of Radiation Oncology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen is investigating how effective radioimmunotherapy is as the primary method for treating locally advanced head and neck tumours. Patients are selected for the innovative treatment on the basis of the immunological status of their tumour.