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    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.

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Foto Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem
Foto Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem

We mourn our good friend Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem (1969 - 2018)

Our hearts weigh heavy these days as we mourn our good friend and colleague Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem. Thaddeus suddenly passed away on past Friday, 21 of September 2018, in Zaria/ Nigeria. He leaves two children, Cheryl and Yator and his beloved wife Lucy.



On Thursday, 19 April 2018, the CAMPUS AWARD: Research for a Sustainable Future was awarded to two young researchers from Bremen. The award in the master’s thesis category went to Natalie Prinz. Jann Lasse Grönemeyer was honoured by the University of Bremen for his dissertation. 

The CAMPUS PRIZE honours outstanding final theses by young scientists at the University of Bremen who dedicate themselves thematically to the sustainable use of resources, the protection of the environment, the climate and the oceans. The prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, is awarded annually by the KELLNER & STOLL Foundation for Climate and Environment, the Leibniz Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT), the University of Bremen and the Alumni Association of the University of Bremen.

At a festive event at the University of Bremen, the jury honoured the final theses of marine biologist Natalie Prinz and microbiologist Jann Lasse Grönemeyer before an audience of around one hundred invited guests.

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The weekly seminar and discussion series ScienceChat was founded in 2016 by PhD students from ecology to improve the exchange between the different working groups of the faculty. Since 2017 the series has been approved by BYRD as a Doc-Network and with this support it is possible to invite speakers from other universities to present their research here. The first invited talk will take place on Monday, 16th April 2018 (NW2 B4100) and will be given by Andrea Campos Candela from Alicante (Spain). She is working at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) and is doing research in fish ecology. In her presentation she will link the individual behaviour of animals with their life histories using mass/energy fluxes and thus lay the basis for new approaches in this field of study.

The ScienceChat invites everyone interested to join for this and also proceeding talks!

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Not everyone is allowed to work with these machines: The European X-ray laser “European XFEL” in the Hamburg metropolitan region and the Swiss X-ray laser “SwissFEL” at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen are among the most complex research tools in the world. Chemists at the University of Bremen are therefore justly proud that they are among the first to be able to use these ultramodern facilities.

The two impressive large-scale facilities – the abbreviation FEL stands for “free-electron laser” – went into operation a few weeks ago. Anyone wanting to do research with them has to be better than good – because time on these large devices is extremely precious, and only the most promising projects of proven high quality and relevance receive permission to use the ultramodern X-ray lasers. The chemists Matthias Vogt, Dr. Marian Olaru and Professor Jens Beckmann from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry and Crystallography (IACK) at the University of Bremen now belong to this privileged group. And not only that: they were among the first international teams of “early users” in Hamburg and currently in Switzerland to be permitted access to the new large-scale facilities in the context of conducting pilot experiments.


Vogt Group Inorganic Coordination Chemistry / Faculty 2/ University Bremen