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New microscope installed at the University of Leeds

PicoQuant teamed up with JPK Instruments to provide a highly sensitive tool for a wide range of life science applications, from molecules to cells:

In a joint effort by PicoQuant and JPK Instruments, a highly versatile microscope which combines Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) with Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) has been installed at the University of Leeds. This...



Frequency-stable laser systems for space

JOKARUS experiment on sounding rocket successfully completed. Corner stone for laser ranging measurements with the highest precision and precursor for optical satellite navigation systems:

For the first time a frequency reference based on molecular iodine was successfully demonstrated in space! What sounds a bit like science fiction is an important step towards laser interferometric distance measurements...



MBI research results refine our understanding of strong-field processes

Laser-driven electron recollision remembers molecular orbital structure:

Scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin combined state-of-the-art experiments and numerical simulations to test a fundamental assumption underlying strong-field...



Adlershof Journal May/June 2018

Biotech Inside: Algae Slicks and Sugar-Based Vaccines:

Summiteer & laser researcher: Karsten König can look deep inside the human skin // Long-suffering required: How start-ups master the dry spell up to medical device approval // Tracing immune diseases: Epigenetic methods...

Illustration D. Mahnkopf


The Dual System of Viewing the World: What happened to public discourse?

Essay by Prof. Dr. Holger Rust, economic sociologist, pragmatist and publicist:

Amazing prospects, daring appearances, flush with optimism. We will defeat cancer. The blind shall see. Hip arthrosis will soon be a topic of retrograde science fiction. Surely, there will be things that the futurologists of...

Ralf Blank


Manager of the inter-company health promotion network in Adlershof

In conversation with Ralf Blank:

He’s no doctor, nor an ascetic, but his mission is to live a healthy life and help others do the same. This is one of many reasons why Ralf Blank is an ideal fit for running a project like the Health Network Adlershof, which...

Karsten König. Foto: privat


The Laser Researcher

Karsten König can look deep inside the human skin:

Moving from Saarbrücken to Adlershof is a great leap for a small company. In Karsten König’s case, the reason is strikingly simple: “I just wanted to go home,” he says about his reasons. König’s company Jenlab GmbH will soon...

JPT Peptide Technologies


Algae slicks and sugar-based vaccines: Biotech in Adlershof

Germany is currently experiencing a biotechnology boom. The Science and Technology Adlershof boasts seventy biotechnology companies with over 800 employees. Their skillsets range from fundamental research to ready-to-use...

Inga Bergen, magnosco


Kick the tires and light the fires

How Adlershof-based companies deal with the dry spells before regulatory approval for new medicine:

Obtaining approval for new products in medical technology can drag on. This can be life-threatening for business founders. How do Adlershof-based companies deal with these dry spells? Germs in hospital are becoming a serious...

Prof. Ulf Leser


Search Engines for Personalised Cancer Medicine

HU computer scientists want to facilitate decision-making of medical professionals by improved data analysis:

When a patient is diagnosed with a malignant tumour, the question is what the appropriate treatment is: operation or therapy? Which one is better? Ulf Leser, a professor for knowledge management in bioinformatics at the...



Robust Immune Diagnostics

The young company Epimune GmbH is detecting immune diseases with epigenetic methods:

Epimune GmbH is a young Adlershof-based company. Yet, its developments in immune diagnostics are founded on established procedures. The start-up has its sights on inherited and acquired immune disorders and leukaemia. An...

Janina Kneipp


The Analytical Sciences Keep on Dancing

The “Make & Measure Project” is continuing the successful work of SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof:

The big party might be over, but as Janina Kneipp sees it, SALSA will keep on dancing. She is one of the speakers of SALSA, alongside Ulrich Panne, and a professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. SALSA is an acronym for...

Genetek: Riddhi Patel, Alexander Grail


Highly insightful genes

Start-up Genetek Biopharma is developing sets for DNA testing:

Doctors require suitable aids and appliances to detect hereditary diseases and genetic defects. The international start-up Genetek Biopharma is striving to fill that gap with its DNA testing sets. Moreover, the company is...

Andreas Stadler


Table 4.0

System 180 GmbH develops inspiring office environments:

Agile work cultures in companies are key to master the diverse challenges of the digital age. Even large corporations are realising this. They are opening innovation labs, factories and hubs that foster creativity beyond...

ICULTA © Advanced UV for Life/Priti Gupta


Interesting insights regarding ultraviolet LEDs at ICULTA-2018

Heavy rush at the conference which was organized by ‚Advanced UV for Life‘ and ‚International Ultraviolet Association‘:

The conference’s organizers expected 150 registrations – finally more than 260 participants from 23 countries took part in the ICULTA-2018 – International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications 2018 in Berlin. This...

Bild: HZB


HI-SCORE international research school: Kick Off Meeting in Berlin

The international research school on solar energy promotes exchange between Germany and Israel and excellent conditions for PhD students:

With a two day kick off meeting at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) the Helmholtz International Research School HI-SCORE on solar energy research has started. To accomplish this, HZB is collaborating with the Weizmann Institute...

Phosphor-Granulat. Quelle: BAM


Fertilisers of the Future

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is developing processes for phosphorus recycling from sewage sludge:

(Almost) nothing works without phosphorus: all living creatures need this nutrient and must absorb it from their food. Although phosphorus is a valuable raw material and its supply is limited, large amounts of it are...

Die Gutachterinnen und Gutachter für den Forschungsbereich "Materie" bei ihrem Besuch am HZB. // Foto: HZB/J. Bierbaum


Calls for rapid planning of BESSY III

Evaluation by international panel of experts supports HZB:

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has received an evaluation of “excellent” in a review of science programmes undertaken at all Helmholtz Research Centres. This provides the foundation for future financing of HZB. Two...

Bild: Sander Münster / HZDR


Writing and deleting magnets with lasers

Scientists at BESSY II are encountering a completely new phenomenon:

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA have found a way to write and delete...



Bacteria with a magnetism sense

Experiments at BESSY II reveal how the inner compass is constructed:

Bacteria exist in many shapes and with very different talents. Magnetotactic bacteria can even sense the earth’s magnetic field by making use of magnetic nanoparticles in their interior that act as an internal compass....