Drawing on mankind’s earliest spirit of adventure, nine teams of FAU researchers and international peers will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’ in the summer of 2017.
Prof. Dr Karsten Meyer of the Chair of Inorganic and General Chemistry at FAU wins the 2017 Ludwig Mond Award of the British Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of his research achievements.
FAU researchers from the Chair of Endogenous Geodynamics decided to explore volcanism in the western Aegean up close and have just returned from an expedition on the research ship ‘Poseidon’.
For the third year in succession, FAU is ranked as the academic institution that has produced the most widely cited publications in Germany.
FAU researchers have investigated the formation of rot in grapes and have shown that certain kinds of fungi can generate not only various musty-mouldy aromas but also fruity and floral odours in wine.
Eleven German biobank sites are joining forces in the German Biobank Alliance, smoothing the way for a national and Europe-wide exchange of data and bio-samples. The Chair of Medical Informatics at FAU is one of the IT centres of expertise in the network.
Standard chemotherapeutic agents such as temozolomide often have no effect on glioblastomas, which are a type of malignant brain tumour. A team of researchers at FAU has therefore been investigating the mechanism which prevents the medication from working and ways of deactivating this.
The transition from regional geography to a technical discipline with an emphasis on digitalisation: in a new project, researchers are currently examining the history of geography in the 1960s and 1970s.
A team of physical geographers and hydrogeologists at FAU have submitted a successful application for follow-up funding to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for an innovative research project on climate change that is based on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
‘Engine Fault: please locate nearest garage’ – no car can cope without communication and power networks. FAU-based researchers are now looking into how on-board networks can satisfy ever higher demands.