Transdisciplinary success

Research across subject boundaries: Researchers from the University of Bonn have been awarded a prize by the University's Transdisciplinary Research Area "Life and Health" for three special projects in the life sciences. The steering committee of the research area rewards the three project teams with 50,000 euros each for their creative and innovative approaches. Up to three researchers work together on one project. They come from the disciplines of biology, pharmacy, medicine and mathematics.

University of Bonn represented in the ranking "Highly Cited Researchers 2020"

With a total of 14 researchers, the University of Bonn is represented this year in the international ranking of "Highly Cited Researchers".

Awareness week: waving a flag for antibiotics

Antibiotics are a not only crucial weapons in the fight against bacterial infections, but form central pillars for many advanced therapeutic interventions in modern medicine. However, these drugs are losing efficacy because of the rise of antibiotic resistance. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of the growing problem of global antimicrobial resistance among the general public, health workers and policy makers. In a joint initiative, the universities Bonn and Tübingen support this important effort.

Robot ethicist will join the University of Bonn

Living and working with robots changes people. How can artificial intelligence (AI) be innovative and respect social values at the same time? In the future, one of the world's leading experts in the field of robot ethics will be conducting research on these questions at the University of Bonn. Prof. Aimee van Wynsberghe has been selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a Humboldt Professorship and will receive EUR 3.5 million—the highest endowed research prize in Germany intended to attract renowned scientists from abroad to carry out long-term research at German universities. Aimee van Wynsberghe comes from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) and plans to begin her work at the University of Bonn on February 1, 2021.

Corona study on early super-spreading event in Gangelt published

After the preliminary publication on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020, the study by scientists of the University of Bonn about the first coronavirus outbreak in Germany in the community of Gangelt has been published in the renowned scientific journal Nature Communications.

European universities discuss corona pandemic

The Universities of Bonn (Germany) and St Andrews (Scotland) are hosting a digital panel discussion with high-profile guests on the role of science in the corona pandemic, set for Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 to 3:30 pm (MEZ). The public event is organized by Scotland House in Brussels.

Annual Report 2019 of the University of Bonn published

2019 was a special year for the University of Bonn, as it became a university of excellence. The Rectorate's annual report, which has now been published, gives an overview of the "road to excellence" and what else has happened.

Faculty of Medicine confers honorary doctorate to immunologist Professor Jacques Miller

The University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine has awarded an honorary doctorate to renowned Australia-based immunologist Prof. Dr. Jacques Francis Albert Pierre Miller. The award ceremony was conducted online due to the corona pandemic, held as part of the Digital Cluster Science Days 2020 organized by the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence2.

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