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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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InPROMPT: Minimizing the loss of valuable substances in chemical processes

November 27, 2013
MPI Magdeburg's special research field InPROMPT will be funded for four more years promoted by the German Research Community (DFG). The aim of this project is to minimize loss of valuable substances in chemical processes. In addition to the partners of the first funding period (TU Berlin, TU Dortmund and the University of Magdeburg) the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg is now involved with its own particular project. [more]
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nanoCOPS: MPI Magdeburg cooperates with University of Wuppertal

November 14, 2013
The Research Group Computational Methods in Systems and Control Theory headed by director Prof. Dr. Peter Benner is part of the project nanoCOPS (Nanoelectronic Coupled Problems Solutions), which is coordinated by the University of Wuppertal. This interdisciplinary research project started November 1st, 2013 and combines advanced mathematical methods for multi rate time integration, co-simulation, uncertainty quantification and model reduction with methods for solving problems, which connect electro-magnetic effects, circuits, heat development and material exhaustion processes. [more]
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Tracing noises with LiNA

October 23, 2013
A research team at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg has developed a graphic MATLAB tool named LiNA (Linear Noise Approximator) for analyzing intrinsic noise in biochemical reaction networks. [more]
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MPI Magdeburg welcomes Humboldt scholarship holders

October 11, 2013
In September 2013, the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg welcomed two new Humboldt scholarship holders. Martin Schuster (Oregon State University at Corvallis) and Radhakrishnan Mahadevan (University of Toronto). [more]
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