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Prof. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern presents 16th Hála-Lecture on Processes to Separate Enantiomers

November 10, 2014
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern, director and head of the research group Physical and Chemical Foundations of Process Engineering at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg will give the 16th Eduard Hála Lecture at the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague. [more]
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MaxSynBio: New Research Project in the Field of Synthetic Biology

October 13, 2014
The Max Planck Society and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research dedicate the new research project MaxSynBio to Synthetic Biology. Research groups from nine Max Planck Institutes across Germany, as well as the Department of Theology of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, are involved.  The project started on 1st of August 2014 and will run initially until the end of July 2017 with the option of an extension for additional three years. The scientific coordinators of the project are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Sundmacher (MPI for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg) and Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille (MPI for Biochemistry, Martinsried). [more]
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EU Network ECOSTBio gathers for its first scientific workshop in Girona, Spain

September 22, 2014
The COST Action ECOSTBio (Explicit Control Over Spin-states in Technology and Biochemistry) gathers for its first scientific workshop in Girona, Spain, from 22-23 September 2014. [more]
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Kick-off Meeting for European Model Reduction Network

September 17, 2014
Mathematicians from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems are involved in establishing a European Network on Model Reduction EU-MORNET. [more]
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Malaria Medications from Waste

September 10, 2014
All of the best currently available pharmaceuticals against malaria can now be produced in pure form using a single process, even from the waste of the plant-extraction. The method which has been developed allows for the complete production of anti-malaria medicines, in a continuous fashion, utilizing one reactor at one location. The process can also utilize both artemisinin and the plant waste product to produce these medicines, allowing for more material to be used and medicines produced without having to increase the amount of material farmed. The ability to utilize multiple sources for production builds on the photochemical reactor developed two years ago by the same scientists in Berlin. In collaboration with Prof. Andreas Seidel Morgenstern from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, it is possible, for the first time, to produce multiple medicines – pure – in a continuous and automated fashion utilizing a single process. The purity of the final compounds exceeds the limits set by certification authorities such as the WHO and the FDA. [more]
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Control and Manipulation of Electron Spin in Technology and Biochemistry

May 20, 2014
22 European countries with at least 100 scientists jointly work together in the newly established EU project “CM1305 Explicit Control Over Spin- states in Technology and Biochemistry (ECOSTBio)”. [more]
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Project "Optimal Damping of Vibrating Systems" funded by the Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung

January 14, 2014
In real physical systems, which possess elasticity and mass, dangerous vibrations are a typical phenomenon. For the majority of engineering applications, resonance and sustained oscillations can cause structural damage. The way to reduce that is through damping. Prof. Dr. Peter Benner's research group and a team from the University of Osijek (Croatia) are devoted to optimization of damping of vibrating systems. The Zeidler-Forschungs-Stiftung supports their research with € 50,000. [more]
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Insights to engineering sciences

January 10, 2014
Hartmut Möllring, Sachsen-Anhalt's minister for economy and science, paid a visit to the institute. He was welcomed by the four directors of the institute, among them Prof. Dr. Peter Benner, current managing director. [more]
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MoreSim4Nano: Fast Simulations for tomorrow's computers

December 04, 2013
If you shoot a picture with a camera, the image usually will be saved as jpg. Because of compression not every pixel is saved, only the most important features of the image will be stored to save storage space. Mathematicians within the joint research project MoreSim4Nano funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research try to achieve a similar result for physical and technical processes: to extract and save the most important features for a faster simulation. This practice is applied to a lot of disciplines in engineering and natural sciences. [more]
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