News of 2018


GRC member Helle Ulrich becomes spokesperson of a new DFG Collaborative Research Center on DNA repair and genome stability

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Interdisciplinary research alliance to identify cellular mechanisms involved in protecting and repairing genes ...

13.11.2018 - 14.11.2018
"50 Years of Video: From Portapak to Instagram"

Symposium by GRC fellow Dieter Daniels on the topic of transdisciplinary video theory at the Mainz Academy of Arts (PDF for download, in German) ...

Atomic parity violation research reaches new milestone

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Measurement of parity violation at different isotopes of atomic ytterbium meets expectations of the Standard Model of particle physics – GRC fellow Victor Flambaum and colleagues from Mainz publish results in "Nature Physics" ...

Dynamics of individual proteins

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Former GRC fellow Carsten Sönnichsen develops new measurement method to precisely follow the movement of individual molecules over long periods of time ...

Extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan already 3,500 years ago

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GRC member Thomas Tütken shows that gilthead sea bream were caught in the Bardawil lagoon on a large scale and transported as dried fish to the area in which Israel is located today ...

Mainz University successful in Germany's Excellence Strategy program: PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence approved

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International Committee of Experts vote to award PRISMA+ EUR 64 million of funding for cutting-edge research in Mainz ...

Can metformin prevent Huntington's disease?

Deputy GRC director Susann Schweiger obtains promising results in an animal model (press release in German) ...

Protection for the ozone layer: sugar molecules bind harmful CFCs

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GRC fellow Siegfried Waldvogel develops a method to protect the ozone layer from the damaging effects of the chlorofluorocarbon Freon 11 ...

Winner of the Gutenberg Research Award 2015 awarded honorary doctorate of Johannnes Gutenberg University Mainz

Polymer chemist Kazunori Kataoka honored by the Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences ...

Blood vessels instruct brain development

"Science"-Article by former GRC fellow Amparo Acker-Palmer about neuro-glia-vessel communication in the central nervous system ...

GRC member Wolfram Ruf coordinates new and international Innovative Training Network

"TICARDIO" focuses on biomedical processes within cardiovascular diseases – former GRC fellow Huge ten Cate is also participating in this project (press release in German) ...

Prognosis for accelerator physics thanks to symmetry

Publication by GRC fellow Johannes Henn in "Physical Review Letters" on the calculation of scattering amplitudes (press release in German) ...

Approaches to a new therapeutic alternative against multiple sclerosis detected

GRC fellow Krishnaraj Rajalingam finds new potential in a vaccine against typhus which could be used for the treatment of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (press release in German) ...

EU project establishes innovative infrastructure for religious research

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GRC fellow Claus Arnold and his Mainz-based sub-project will bring together major written treasures of books held by city, church, and university ...

17.06.2018 - 20.06.2018
"Writing and Rewriting History – Ancient Israel and Near Eastern Cultures"

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International conference in Mainz organized by GRC fellow Isaac Kalimi (PDF for download) ...

Thomas Metzinger becomes member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the EU Commission

Together with other experts, the GRC fellow will support the EU Commission on questions about the implementation of an European strategy for artificial intelligence ...

"Qumran: What Have We Learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls?"

Public lecture by Prof. John J. Collins (Yale University), awarded with the Gutenberg Research Award 2018 (PDF for download) ...

Gutenberg Research College welcomes new fellows and bestows the 2018 Gutenberg Research Award

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Award ceremony at the annual celebration of Mainz University's expert body for the promotion of cutting-edge research ...

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for GRC fellow Peter Baumann

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Germany's best-endowed research prize is awarded to molecular biologist at Mainz University / Important contribution towards the realignment of the Faculty of Biology at JGU ...

Dark proteome as the focus of a new Priority Program funded by the German Research Foundation

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GRC fellow Edward Lemke to coordinate the DFG Priority Program researching intrinsically disordered proteins and their function in the cell ...

German Research Foundation continues funding of the "Life Sciences – Life Writing" Research Training Group for an additional four and a half years

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Second funding period for the Research Training Group "Life Sciences – Life Writing: Boundary Experiences of Human Life between Biomedical Explanation and Lived Experience" co-coordinated by former GRC fellow Mita Banerjee ...

On the search for new approaches to cure lung cancer

Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung sponsors immunological research project by GRC fellow Krishnaraj Rajalingam of the Mainz University Medical Center ...

Innovative project is expected to allow new forms of therapy for papillary thyroid carcinoma

German Cancer Aid supports research of GRC fellow Krishnaraj Rajalingam at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (press release in German) ...

Peter Baumann joins IMB as Adjunct Director

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Humboldt Professor and GRC fellow starts his research at the Institute of Molecular Biology ...

Molecular biologist Helle Ulrich receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant for her research on ubiquitin

Member of the GRC Executive Committee forges a new tool for manipulating ubiquitin chains and thus protein behavior ...

2018 Gutenberg Research Award for Adela Yarbro Collins and John J. Collins

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Mainz University honors two theologians from Yale University for their outstanding academic lifetime achievements ...

01.03.2018 - 02.03.2018
"Protection against Violence in Home Care Settings for Older Adults"

International symposium in Mainz organized by GRC fellow Cornelia Schweppe (PDF for download, in German) ...