Which chemicals disrupt child development?

Information about whether industrial chemicals impede brain development is only available for a very small number of chemicals. A new procedure aims to fix this problem without using animal testing. At a conference organized by CAAT-Europe at the University of Konstanz, researchers as well as representatives from industry and regulatory authorities met with a delegation of the OECD to initiate new legislation.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Rückansicht von Demonstrierenden. Eine Frau hält ein Plakat hoch in dem eine gesunde und eine kranke Erddarstellung zu sehen sind, mit dem Text "you decide"

Of science and conscience

In public statements by researchers, it is sometimes difficult to separate private persons from their official roles. Political scientist Gabriele Spilker shares how this can work.

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Hidden object picture drawn in black on a sea-blue background with robot, hamster, head, fish, moth and much more.

Exzellent gefragt!

What exactly is swarm intelligence? How do politicians make decisions, and how do animal swarms? Can the use of AI in the workplace succeed? On July 18, 2024, scientists from the two Konstanz Clusters of Excellence will answer your questions.

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Aerial view of the University of Konstanz, with construction area in the foreground.

New DFG research unit "DynaSym"

How different species interact with each other, for example as predator and prey, is by no means fixed and can depend on the prevailing environmental conditions. Which factors play a role in this process is the focus topic of the new DFG research unit "DynaSym", with the participation of the University of Konstanz. The unit's spokesperson is Lutz Becks.

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Chemistry inspired by one-pot cooking

Is it possible to create a new class of materials from very different substances using the "one-pot synthesis" approach? Chemists at the University of Konstanz explain how they enable the synthesis of such novel materials.

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Plague of locusts in Kenya. Countless locusts in one place.

Following your nose into the swarm

Locusts adapt their sense of smell to better detect sparse food sources in crowded swarms of up to billion animals, as researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz discovered. They published their results in the journal Nature Communication.

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Building bridges between universities and cities

Nantes Université invites leading representatives from the European University for Well-Being to join EUniWell Rectors’ Assembly and Mayors' Meeting. The University of Konstanz Rectorate is represented by Katharina Holzinger and Rüdiger Wilhelmi, and the city of Konstanz by David Tchakoura, director of Konstanz International.

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Election results 2024

From 10 to 13 June, the academic committees and student representatives 2024 at the University of Konstanz were elected online.

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