“HERZlich willkommen”: a very warm welcome

New perspectives for research talent from the Global South: University of Konstanz to receive funding through the Henriette Herz Award presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for an active recruitment campaign geared specifically towards highly qualified early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Archive of animal migration in the Arctic

A global archive with movement data collected across three decades logs changes in the behaviour of Arctic animals. The archive is hosted on the Movebank platform at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and the University of Konstanz.

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Donald Trump: Media genius and master of breaking the rules

Donald Trump blusters, polarizes and overacts: On the occasion of the U.S. presidential election, Konstanz literary scholar, Professor Juliane Vogel, analyzes how the 45th president of the United States portrays himself as a modern media boss. Her view: “Trump is a media genius with complete control over the apparatus”. More of the interview (in German) in the online magazine of the University of Konstanz:

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Staying in touch!

New mechanism regulating the adhesion of cells to the surrounding extracellular support structures discovered at the University of Konstanz – New options for the treatment of inflammatory processes and tumour metastasis

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Answer to Darwin’s question

In a paper published in “Nature”, evolutionary biologist Axel Meyer from the University of Konstanz analyses almost 500 genomes and provides answers to questions concerning the genomic basis of adaptations, the differences between species, and the mechanisms of speciation

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The role of LRRK2 in Parkinson’s disease

Researchers in a German-American project partnership with the participation of the University of Konstanz will investigate the most frequently mutated gene in the hereditary form of Parkinson’s disease – the project is funded by the US-American initiative “Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s” with 7.2 million dollars

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Between sexes: androgenization of female moles

The females of the Iberian mole not only have female ovarian tissue in their ovaries, but also testosterone producing male testes cells. An international research team with participation from evolutionary biologists at the University of Konstanz has now succeeded in describing the genome changes that are responsible for this intersexuality, which is unique among mammals. A new publication in Science outlines the details.

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