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08.06.17 Super-efficient lasers thanks to plasma amplifier

With the help of a plasma amplifier, an international team of physicists, including researchers from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), has succeeded in increasing a laser beam’s energy by 100 millionfold. Theoretical physicists from HHU were involved in the project, which was led by the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. They have now published their results in the journal Scientific Reports.


04.05.17 Structure of ancient biological clock unveiled

A team of German and Dutch researchers has unveiled the mechanism of one of the oldest biological clocks in Earth’s history in cyanobacteria. With the help of state-of-the-art molecular structural analysis techniques, the researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried and the University of Utrecht, together with Junior Professor Ilka Maria Axmann from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), succeeded in characterizing three ‘clock’ proteins in detail and understanding their interaction. Their research results have now been published in the journal Science.


01.04.17 Alexander von Humboldt Professor Wolf B. Frommer takes up office

CEPLAS, the Cluster of Excellence at Heinrich Heine University Düs-seldorf (HHU), and the Collaborative Research Centre in the field of molecules and membrane systems are about to benefit from prestigious reinforcement: Researcher and biologist Professor Wolf B. Frommer, who until recently worked in Stanford, arrives today as Alexander von Humboldt Professor at HHU’s newly established Institute of Molecular Physiology. He will also work in Cologne and Jülich. HHU was namely successful, together with the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne (MPIPZ) and Jülich Research Centre, in securing the best endowed German research prize. The professorship has been granted funds to the tune of € 5 million.


28.02.17 Antarctica – Space – Düsseldorf: The Long Journey of the Lichens

28.02.2017 – On 23 July 2014, Düsseldorf biologist Professor Sieglinde Ott sent the lichen Buellia frigida found in Antarctica to the International Space Station (ISS). This international and interdisciplinary project is examining the survivability and resili-ence of different organisms as well as the stability of biomole-cules under space and simulated Mars conditions. After months in space, the samples returned to Earth in June 2016. Analyses of the lichens and the biogenic substances have now com-menced. The objective is to understand how they have survived in space as well as how resilient and stable they are under ex-treme conditions.


14.09.15 Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap honoured with the Gustav-Stolper-Award 2015

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, head of the Düsseldorfer Instituts for Competition Economics (DICE), was honoured with the Gustav-Stolper-Award 2015 during the annual conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik.


16.09.15 HHU expands partnership with Japanese university

Professor Nobuyuki Yamauchi of Doshisha University in Kyoto and Professor Anja Steinbeck, President of HHU, signed an agreement which will lead to greater cooperation between the two universities. It is now possible for more HHU students to visit the partner university (Photo: Ellen B. Reitz).

07.09.2015 – Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Doshisha University in Japan have expanded their agreement on the exchange of students: More HHU students can now study in Japan. A new “Short-term Programme” for students from Doshisha University has also been agreed.


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