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Stress-busting strategies

Christmas is upon us and New Year’s Eve is not far away. Time for most to unwind and reflect, but not for everybody. Are you one of those people that are always on the run? Does everything always have to be perfect? Does the digital bombardment make you anxious? Is it hard for you to delegate tasks and say no every once in a while?

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These questions might also apply to the seasonal grind to put presents under the Christmas tree and the yearning for a harmonious family get-together. Moreover, many feel overburdened or unchallenged in their jobs. Do you still have to renew or complete projects and tap unused funds before the project period is over? Are your co-workers sick or on vacation, whose tasks also need to be done? Is there conflict or mobbing at your workplace? Are you additionally burdened by pressing private matters, for example, a family member requiring care, a separation from a partner, an agonising conflict with the people you trust – these can be triggers for mental health issues.

Sickness absence of employees for mental health reasons are on the rise, according to the results of the Absence Report 2017 by the AOK, a health insurance provider. However, there are ways to do it differently: read our cover story on page 6 to find out how companies in Adlershof keep their employees healthy and motivated. Good working conditions and secure jobs with adequate payment are just as much a part of it as safeguarding resting periods and using them to move, says Annekatrin Hoppe of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Naturally, we cannot talk about health without talking about exercising. The Science City Adlershof offers a wide range of opportunities for exercise and fitness. We present a small sample of them in our article. Let them inspire you to take the next step towards keeping body and soul in tune.

Sylvia Nitschke
Head of Adlershof Print


Essay by Dr. Magnus Heier, neurologist, keynote speaker and radio host on Radioeins every Sunday

Cynically speaking, there are three types of illness: the accidental, the honourable and the tough-luck-diseases. There’s not much to say about the...

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In conversation with Andreas Mattulat, food chemist and CEO

If you voluntarily get out of bed at 6 am to drive to your office in Adlershof, you are either an early bird or really enjoy what you’re doing. The...

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Printing plant manager Mike Richter swears by Chinese relaxation techniques

He sees himself as a bubbly person. It’s in his nature, says Mike Richter, who admits calling him “very bubbly” would also be true. On the other...

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Cover story

How the people working in Adlershof stay healthy and motivated

A stressful job, pressure at home, a hectic schedule – this can put a lot strain on anyone. This can give rise to mental health issues – or even...

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Adlershof startup is developing laser-based monitoring of patients with diabetes

The more frequently diabetics measure their blood sugar levels, the more precise they can administer insulin. However, the measurements require a...

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Kickboxing, Aqua Fitness and the running community in Adlershof

Taking the bike to work, yoga during lunchbreak, a quick run in the park after work or a football match with co-workers – there are many...

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Hofmann & Sommer

Stomach Drops and Cooking Spray

Hofmann & Sommer researches active substances in drugs, food and cosmetics in Adlershof

While the history of Hofmann & Sommer hails back to 1906 in Königsee-Rottenbach in Thuringia, the company’s research department is an Adlershof...

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Lena Ascher, BAM

Nano-Tracking Plaques

Researchers from Adlershof and the Charité, Europe’s largest university clinic, are working on advancing the use of element microscopes

Modern medical imaging aims at looking into the human body and assessing the condition of the circulatory system and organs as accurately as...

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Christian Heck, HU Berlin

Breaking Down Walls

Young scientists presented ideas for the world of tomorrow at the first Falling Walls Lab Adlershof

Breaking down walls of biomarker sensing: how to detect biomarkers in a drop of blood using laser analysis and DNA origami. This is the...

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Behind the scenes

Autarsys Team

Affordable Energy Worldwide

Autarsys is building storage batteries for decentralised energy supply

Small Third World villages, islands cut off from the rest of the world, remote luxury wellness resorts: Autarsys can deliver noiseless and clean...

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Short Cuts


Magnetic Swirls

Future Data Storage in Three Dimensions

Magnetic swirls, so-called skyrmions, are considered a promising, more efficient future storage technology and are being heavily researched. Scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other German research facilities have recently discovered a method to generate such skyrmions, which can be directly integrated into memory chips and which functions reliably up to the gigahertz range.


Research Highlights

Adlershofer Forschungsforum

The conference Adlershofer Forschungsforum, a platform for on-site scientific exchange for Adlershof-based companies and researchers, will take place on 10th November. It is jointly organised by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, WISTA and IGAFA e. V. Presentations and posters present the highlights of Adlershof-based research. They keynote speech will be delivered by Prof. W. E. Moerner, who received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2014. The conference is free-of-charge.
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Info Evening

Research Cooperation in IT

To improve cooperation between IT scientists and companies in the Technology Park Adlershof, the Computer Science Department of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the HTW University of Applied Sciences and the GfaI Society for the Advancement of Applied Computer Science are hosting a networking and information meeting on 14th November from 4-7pm. This is an opportunity for Adlershof-based companies to present their IT research and cooperation needs.
Location: Rudower Chaussee 26, Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum, Room 0'119
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Networking Event

Science meets Business

On 7th Dezember 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Humboldt-Innovation and WISTA are hosting the 5th edition of Science meets Business (Wissenschaft trifft Wirtschaft, WtW) at the Technology Park Adlershof. This edition’s subject will be analytics on a nano-scale: Analytical Sciences at the HU institutes for chemistry and physics and IRIS Adlershof.
Start: 2pm; Location: Rudower Chaussee 26, Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum, Room 0'119


Promotion of Young Researchers

Donations for the Mathematical Student Society

The Humboldt-Universität’s Mathematical Student Society ‘Leonard Euler’ (MSG) is forum for students starting at 5th grade to address mathematical problems – from small brain-teasers to challenging mathematical questions. The MSG aims at fostering outstanding pupils as well as promoting mathematics on a larger scale.About 250 MSG participants come together in 23 weekly so-called “circles” at the HU campus in Adlershof, schools and universities across Berlin. The MSG urgently requires donations to keep up these activities.


Christmas Spirit

Theatre Performance and Choir Concert

The Adlershof Theatre is performing a host of amusing plays for Christmas, including “Amüsanten Geschichten rund um die Tanne”, funny stories around the Christmas tree, “It´s Swing Time – The Christmas Special” and Franziska Troegner’s solo performance “Breakfast, roast dinner and gastritis”.

The Berolina Chorensemble Köpenick e. V., a local choir group, will host a Christmas concert on Sunday, 17th December 2017 at 4pm at the Verklärungskirche Adlershof.

Editorial Staff

Sylvia Nitschke
Director Adlershof Print

Sylvia Nitschke, Director Adlershof Print WISTA-MANAGEMENT GMBH
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