Faculty 2 sees itself as a research center for both basic as well as applied research in the areas of Biology and Chemistry. Our study programs are research oriented and specialize in developing the key competences students require for future university and non-university career fields.
Since December 2016 Florian Kleemiß receives a bridge stipend of the University of Bremen. This Scholarship is assigned twice a year to two students of the natural science and engineering departments and promotes Ph.D. projects.
Mr. Kleemiß works in the group of Prof. Grabowsky on his doctoral thesis with the title ”Modes of action and interaction mechanisms of bio-organic and inorganic compounds in different environments”. For this purpose he combines high-level theoretical calculations and high-resolution X-ray diffraction experiments.
Promising possible results of the project are not only a new drug as alternative for ibuprofen, but also insights into the importance of C-H-acidity for interactions with enzyme pockets.
In March 2017, Dr. Emanuel Hupf starts a two-years research project in Prof. Rivard's Group at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Kanada. The project is funded by the Deutsche Foschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). It is entitled “Next Generation Phosphorescent Tellurophene Monomers and Polymers”. Prof. Rivard's reseach group is one of the leading research groups in the field of main group phosphoresent materials.
Since about 20% of the world's power consumption is due to light production, the research for efficient LEDs is eminent. Accordingly, tellurophenmonomers and -polymers with suitable optoelectronic properties for the production of efficient LED's are a central part of this research project.
Patrik Rorsman, PhD Professor of Diabetic Medicine University of Oxford
Felderg Award Lecture
Tuesday, 6th December 2016 16:00-17:00, UFT, 1790 Leobener Straße
Patrik Rorsman, Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the at the University of Oxford has been awarded by the Feldberg Foundation this year. He has pioneered the investigation of cellular exocytosis, ion channels and calcium signalling in the cell. His contributions highly impact the understanding of the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes.
The purpose of the Foundation is the promotion of scientific contacts between German and English scientists within experimental medical research, in particular in physiology and pharmacology. Each year a German and a British outstanding scientist are chosen to receive a prize. In recognition of the bestowal of the prize, each recipient gives an award lecture in each other's country.
The Department of Biology and Chemistry of the University Successfully Acquired Two Exploration Projects via the Excellence Initiative In the framework of the Excellence Initiative, the University of Bremen supports two high risk high - gain projects per year. This year, both projects have been awarded to the Department of Biology and Chemistry: