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GRADE

GRADE Completion Scholarships for international doctoral candidates

GRADE awards two completion scholarships to international doctoral candidates of Goethe University, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The call for applications is now open! The deadline is April 16, 2018.

More information and application form available at www.grade.uni-frankfurt.de

Biochemistry

Cause of severe genetic disease identified

The origin of many diseases lies in genetic abnormalities that result in malfunctions in the proteins they are encoding. Scientistsfrom Goethe University and from the University in Naples found out: Mutations in a certain part of the protein p63 are responsible for the life-threatening disorder ankyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (AEC). 

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Biology

Mammals move less in human-modified landscapes

On average, mammals move only half to one third of the distance in human-modified landscapes than they do in the wild. It is the first time this topic has been examined at a global scale and for many different species at once.

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Astrophysics

How massive can neutron stars be?

For the first time, astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt have succeeded in calculating a strict upper limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars.

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Research

Nok research project enters final phase

Goethe University Frankfurt can continue its study of the Nok Culture. The German Research Foundation has recently approved the funding application submitted by Professor Peter Breunig, Professor of African Archaeology, and Professor Katharina Neumann, Professor of African Archaeobotany.

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DFG

DFG supports two new research groups at Goethe University Frankfurt

Together with her team, Professor Petra Döll, hydrologist, will be able to explore the global freshwater system in greater depth whilst Professor Tobias Tröger, legal scholar, and Professor Rainer Haselmann, economist, will join forces with fellow researchers to examine how regulatory parameters influence decisions in the financial sector.

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Leibniz Prize

Leibniz Prize for Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

Economist Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor of Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt, has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2018 worth € 2.5 million.

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Geoscience

In the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau

Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt unveil the secret of the Blue Hole stalactite.

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