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Sep2022

LOEWE-FLOW FOR LIFE – Minisymposium on the research topic of controllable and measurable, artificial supply networks for 3D cell cultures, at the TU Darmstadt, 9/15/2022, 6-8 p.m.

The LOEWE research initiaitve FLOW FOR LIFE is having its second mini-symposium on September 15, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. The hybrid event will take place on site at the TU Darmstadt on the Lichtwiese campus. Those who cannot be present on site are cordially invited to participate via ZOOM.

Speakers will be Professor Sarah Heilshorn, director of the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University, and Professor Fredrik Lundell, who conducts research in the field of fluid physics from theory to application.

Sarah Heilshorn leads a research team at Stanford focused on the design of biomaterials that enable regenerative medicine, 3D bioprinting and personalized medicine. Her lecture is on "Tailor-made biomaterials for 3D bioprinting".

Fredrik Lundell's group at he Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm studies the movement of particles in different flows that can be used for new assembly techniques for bio-based materials. His lecture is on filaments from cellulose- and protein nanofibrils: composition, nanostructure, properties and applications.

Registration is requested at krueger@sla.tu-darmstadt.de for both personal participation and participation via zoom.

Jun2022

LOEWE-FLOW FOR LIFE mini-symposium: "Building tissues requires analytical and constructive approaches" on June 15, 2022 at the TU Darmstadt (hybrid event)

The LOEWE research cluster FLOW FOR LIFE is organizing a mini symposium on June 15, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the TU Darmstadt and online on the topic: “Building tissues requires analytical and constructive approaches – insights into bone regeneration and building of a vessel network”

Building tissues for clinical purpose (to reconstruct or replace diseased or lost tissue) and for preclinical purpose (to generate human tissues that can be applied for drug toxicity and efficacy tests) requires both, analytical and constructive, approaches: Analyses of how tissues develop and regenerate form the basis for ideas and experiments on the use of cellular and synthetic materials for tissue (re-)construction.

Lectures:

  • Catherine Picart (CEA Grenoble and Université Grenoble-Alpes): “Bioactive medical devices for bone regeneration”
  • Claudio Franco (Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa): “How to build an efficient network of vessels”.

 

Location: Campus Botanical Garden, TU Darmstadt, Building B2/61

For Zoom link, please contact mbecker@bio.tu-darmstadt.d

Apr2022

"Designed Orders" is the title of the first part of the lecture series of the LOEWE research-initiative Architectures of Order, which starts on April 21, 2022

The architectural design process aims at creating new orders and at the same time is itself structured by its practical, technical, social and legal framework. The scientists are investigating this double relation as part of the lecture series of the LOEWE focus "Architectures of Order" in the summer and winter semester 2022/2023. Each design imagines the future and represents an attempt to create a new spatial – and thus always social – order. This projective approach to the unknown and the unthought places planning conventions, structural standards, legal requirements and established architectural, urbanistic and social ideas in relation to each other, rethinks them and makes them dynamic. “In what way design structures the interaction of these different and heterogeneous factors and what role the conditions, norms and tools of design play” are questions to be discussed. While the focus of the lecture series in the summer semester is on how order comes into the design process, the second half of the year focuses on the interrelationship between design processes and their specific design objects.

The lecture series takes place in the summer semester on the following dates: 

04/21/2022 CLAUDIA MAREIS (Humboldt University Berlin) »Combinatorial Creativity: Designing and Inventing Between Order and Contingency« 

05/05/22 LIONEL DEVLIEGER (Ghent University, RotorDC) »Assembling Fragments: Designing with Salvaged Building Components« 

06/02/22 NATHALIE BREDELLA (Karlsruher Institute for Technology) with NICK FÖRSTER (Technical University of Munich) and BENJAMIN BEIL (University of Cologne) »Tools of Play: Planning Strategies of the Metacity« 

07/07/22 HAUKE HORN (University of Mainz) »A question of money? Real estate management and local politics as ordering forces in the planning and construction of high-rise bank buildings in Frankfurt a. M." 

Start: 6 p.m. each day 

Venue: Casino on the Westend campus, room 1.811 

Exception: The lecture on 07.07. takes place in the ExNo building, room EG.01. 

The series of events will take place in a hybrid format, you can participate either in person or via zoom. The links for participation via Zoom are published on the website of the focus area at www.architecturesoorder.org.

LOEWE research initative Minority Studies starts on April 12 with a public lecture series titled "Endangered Languages Documentation"

On April 12, as part of the research work of the LOEWE research-initiative Minority Studies: Language and Identity, a series of lectures with the title "Endangered Languages Documentation" will start in the summer semester. 

The lecture series, organized by seventeen researchers from the LOEWE research-initiative Minority Studies: Language and Identity, takes place at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. It deals with the interaction of different conditions (relationships) of self and foreign perception and identity "in one's own country" and "abroad" using various minority groups from the Middle East and North Africa in Germany and the respective countries of origin as examples. 

Since 2015, Europe has experienced the most massive wave of migration since World War II. A large number of those affected belong to minorities from the Middle East who are leaving their home countries in the face of war, violence and oppression for Europe. The new societal challenges give rise to research tasks that have largely gone unnoticed so far, which manifest themselves in the following three relationships: 

- The relation between minorities “at home” and minorities “abroad”. 

- The relation between self-perception and how others perceive minorities (both “in their own country” and “abroad”). 

- The reciprocal relation of the identity-determining specifications language, religion, culture and ethnos, in self-perception and foreign perspective "in one's own country" and "abroad". 

Time: Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (except on June 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.), starting on April 12, 2022

Location: Campus Westend IG 411 (except June 14 HZ6) and online 

Registration: Students register as participants on OLAT: https://olat-ce.server.uni-frankfurt.de/olat/auth/RepositoryEntry/14538735618/CourseNode/1648520492816467003

If you are not a student and interested you can register for the individual dates via loewe-minderheitenstudien@uni-frankfurt.de and you will be sent an access link in good time. 

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Feb2022

New research approach by centre for translational biodiversity genomics (tbg) reveals mechanisms of action in stingray venom, using a novel network pharmacology approach

Animal venoms can be a valuable source when it comes to discovering new drug leads. Their special mechanism of action and their complex composition can be particularly informative. In order to obtain a comprehensive picture of how animal venoms influence organisms, a team of scientists from the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (TBG) among others, developed a new approach to drug research. In the study recently published in “Marine Drugs”, the authors combined the results of genome analysis of animal venoms with physiological datas. The aim was to predict the mechanisms of action of the venom components as well as the time curve of the venom action. For this purpose, two high-throughput technologies were combined in a network. The focus of the investigations were stingrays.

The 1st International Conference on Data Storage in Molecular Media, 21-23 March 2022, Management by MOSLA

Our decade is characterized by the term Big Data, which is used in many different areas of application. Common to all of them is the generation of complex, but above all large amounts of data, whereby traditional software for analysis, but also previously used storage systems are no longer sufficient in the short to medium term. Since the methods for data generation are becoming more and more inexpensive, the number of data sets is constantly growing across different diverse disciplines. This applies above all to sensor data collected from monitoring systems, climate data, social media or the Internet of Things, but also to other areas such as particle physics and personalized medicine. With the associated volume of data generation, the vast data amounts typically grow exponentially and are estimated to double every 24 months. In turn, archiving and reading them requires new layers and approaches in the storage hierarchy.


New current approaches for the problem of long-term archiving include molecular storage of information. Particularly, the storage in the form of inorganic molecules or DNA. The latter is specifically valuable as it has the potential for higher storage capacity and longer durability compared to traditional storage media. Therefore, molecular media could make the constant copying of data completely unnecessary and thus increase data security. The objective of the first international conference on Data Storage in Molecular Media (DSMM) is to bring together all players to discuss advances and efforts to reduce the cost and retrieval time of information stored in molecular media. 

The Conference is led by Georges Hattab, Dominik Heider and Anke Becker, scientist of the LOEWE-Research-Initiative MOSLA.

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Issue 01.2022 / March

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In the spring issue of ProLOEWE-NEWS, we present one of the three LOEWE research clusters that have been newly funded since January 2022, namely FLOW FOR LIFE, and report on the extension of the two LOEWE centers LOEWE-DRUID and LOEWE-TBG. There are also groundbreaking publications by the LOEWE-Nuclear Photonics in the journal Nature Communications and LOEWE-FCI in the journal Cancer Cell, about which you can find out more in the current issue.

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At ProLOEWE Personal Professor Stefanie Dehnen is in the portrait, in which she tells more about her work, about printed long-term data storage and why chemistry is such an exciting topic.

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