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  • Riesling for the immune system?7. May 2020
    We all know that excessive consumption of alcohol is bad for our health. Moderate quantities of alcohol, however, can be beneficial to our health in some circumstances. In a paper recently published in Nature, a team of researchers from FAU shows that alcohol modifies the immune system in a very...
  • Announcement: Online Colloquium on Body Odours, May 6th-7th, 20204. May 2020
    On May 6th-7th, 2020, the Interdisciplinary Erlangen Colloquium on Body Odours will take place. The colloquium will be held as an online conference under the overarching theme of “Chemical signatures: from basic insights to applications”. The program of the online-colloquium is now available: https://www.bodyodor.research.fau.eu/events/conferences/ Registration is closed but if you...
  • FAU scientists are working on a vaccine against Covid-1923. April 2020
    Nothing less than the development of a passive vaccine against Covid-19 has been undertaken by a team of scientists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Universitätsklinkum Erlangen (UKER) and their partners from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Leipzig and the German Primate Centre in Göttingen. The aim of...
  • Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry reappointed16. April 2020
    From April 2020, the W2 Professorship for Inorganic Chemistry is newly occupied with Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel. Prof. Dr. Mandel succeeds Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann who received the Chair for Thin Film Chemistry of the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM) in 2019. The professorship is located at...
  • How can unpleasant odours be prevented?1. April 2020
    Plastic recyclates produced from waste packaging have to meet high sensory requirements for them to be used for new products. Plastic recyclates often have off-odours, some of which have yet to be identified. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has analysed the sensory properties of post-consumer shopping...