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FAU welcomes another Humboldt award winner to its midst: Biochemist Prof. Dr. Maxim Berezovski from the University of Ottawa has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is using the award to continue his research on so-called ‘synthetic antibodies’ at FAU.

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Inelastic collapse refers to a process in which there is an infinite number of collisions between particles in a finite time without any input from external influences. The particles form a cluster, in other words they are in permanent contact with each other. Up until now, it was believed that this scenario required two prerequisites to be met: Researchers at FAU have now successfully proven a further scenario.

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The GKV-Bündnis für Gesundheit (the Alliance for Health of German statutory health insurance providers) and the Department of Sport Science and Sport (DSS) at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have launched a project, KOMBINE, aimed at implementing national guidelines for physical activity and promoting physical activity. Six model local authorities have been selected to test the project.

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In conjunction with partners from science and business, FAU has received up to 939,000 euros in funding from the Bavarian Research Foundation for three cooperation projects. Science minister Bernd Sibler presented the confirmation of funding to representatives from the Institute of Polymer Technology, Institute of Microwaves and Photonics, and the Chair of Resource and Energy-Efficient Production.

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The TERSANE DFG research group, led by FAU, has been investigating extreme climate events in our planet’s history since 2016. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has now granted further funding of around 1.56 million euros over a period of three years for the project.

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The ejection of antigens from cancer cells is strictly regulated. This has now been proven by scientists at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, FAU. A better understanding of this mechanism could help in the development of new strategies to improve tumour recognition, as reported by the scientists in an article in ‘Journal of Clinical Investigation’.