Topping-out Ceremony for the New Rotation Building

A laboratory and seminar building called the “Rotation Building” is being erected on the University of Bonn Poppelsdorf Campus, built by BLB NRW, the construction and real estate agency of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The created space is to provide interim housing for University institutes during transition (“rotation”) periods. A topping-out ceremony was held marking completion of the building shell as the latest milestone in the construction project.

Productive Integration of Religions

The Centre for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies (ZeKK) at the University of Paderborn and the International Center for Comparative Theology and Social Issues (CTSI) at the University of Bonn are further expanding their existing cooperation in the area of comparative theology. The Ministry of Culture and Science for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW NRW) is providing roughly 2 million euros in funding for a joint research project on societal transfer of comparative theology. Ina Brandes, Minister of Culture and Science for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, formally presented the grant notification letter to the project's directors. 

Women TechEU Start-Up Funding for University of Bonn Spin-Off GmbH, a University of Bonn start-up that has developed the SmartContrast software, receives funding from the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) Women TechEU program. Experts from the fields of medicine and mathematics are involved in the company. Using artificial intelligence, SmartContrast aims to lower the use of contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, thus reducing examination costs and potential risks for patients and the environment.

8.1 million euros for innovative research greenhouse

Research for more sustainable crop production: A new type of research greenhouse is now being built at the University of Bonn's Klein-Altendorf campus. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 8.1 million euros in funding for the project, called START. Partners from various institutions will be working together here on an interdisciplinary basis over the next four years. Construction of the deep water culture greenhouse at the Klein-Altendorf campus is scheduled to begin this year so that demonstration operations can begin in 2024.

First-ever Lecture to Mark World Day for Laboratory Animals

To mark World Day for Laboratory Animals, the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Bonn ran a fact-finding event on animal testing for its students.

Chatting with Researchers on the International Day of Immunology

What possibilities does mRNA technology offer? How can we use computers to answer biomedical questions? And how does what I eat affect my immune system? The ImmunoSensation2 Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bonn will be celebrating the International Day of Immunology in Bonn’s city center on April 29. On Marktplatz, researchers will be providing a personal insight into their work and will be on hand from 10 am to 6 pm to chat with locals and answer their questions. At Bonn City Library, meanwhile, selected topics from the field of biomedicine will be showcased in more detail between 11 am and 2 pm. Admission is free at both venues.

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