Gesammeltes Wissen zu CO­VID-19

Internationale Aktion mit Beteiligung der Universität Konstanz erstellt Archiv aller derzeit bekannten Erkenntnisse über die Interaktion des Corona-Virus SARS-CoV-2 mit seinem Wirt

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"To remember the past is to work on the future"

8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In an interview, Aleida Assmann, Konstanz professor for cultural studies, explains how the way this day was perceived shaped the culture of remembrance in post-war Germany. You can read the full interview on campus.kn, the online magazine of the University of Konstanz.

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Real-time observation of enzymatic processes on DNA

DNA strand breaks can contribute to the development of cancer and the ageing process. Researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry of the University of Konstanz have now been able to observe in real time the molecular processes that take place at DNA strand breaks by means of infrared spectroscopy.

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“There’s no such thing as ‘one Africa’”

On 28 April 2020, the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration published its latest report, which focuses on migration from Africa. In an interview, Claudia Diehl and Daniel Thym, the Konstanz members of the Expert Council, comment on specific aspects of the report. You can read the full interview on campus.kn, the online magazine of the University of Konstanz.

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What happens to equal access to education?

Interview with on the topic of home schooling and reopening schools: Konstanz education researcher, Professor Axinja Hachfeld, says that we risk setbacks in equal access to education and gender equality. In an interview with campus.kn, she criticizes the federal government’s current decision to reopen schools, citing a lack of planability for educational institutions as well as a lack of long-term policy regarding the social consequences.

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Koselleck Project for Konstanz Chemist

Konstanz-based chemist Professor Andreas Marx has been awarded a Reinhart Koselleck Project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) amounting to one million euros plus programme allowance. This will enable him to investigate the structural principles of writing and reading synthetic genetic polymers, so-called xenonucleic acids (XNAs).

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Inequality and the coronavirus

Doesn’t the coronavirus pandemic make us all equal? Where will society stand after the crisis? What can the welfare state do, and will the population’s trust remain unchanged? Professor Marius R. Busemeyer, inequality researcher at the University of Konstanz, answers these questions in an interview.

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Conspiracy theories in conjunction with Covid-19.

Interview with expert Andreas Jungherr in text and video form: What role do disinformation and misinformation as well as conspiracy theories play in our dealings with the virus? How dangerous are they and how do they spread via social media? What can science, what can legislation do to counter fake news in times of Covid-19?

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