In its first call for AAA Fellowships for early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America (the closing date for applications was 30 April 2019), the Zukunftskolleg received 206 eligible applications.
Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin is the first of our new fellows from the 13th call for applications who joined the Zukunftskolleg. She has started her 5-year Research Fellowship in March and is affiliated with the Department of Biology.
We congratulate Tanja Rinker (Associated Fellow / Dept. of Linguistics) who has accepted a W2-Professorship for “German as a Foreign Language / Didactics of German as a Second Language” at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.
The Assembly of Members reelected Carolin Antos Kuby (Dept. of Philosophy), Udith Dematagoda (Dept. of Literature), and Oleksandra Kukharenko (Dept. of Chemistry) to serve as members in the Executive Committee.
Nina Schneider (Alumna /Dept. of History and Sociology) has accepted a position at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. There she works on the project “Child Labour Opponents in Global Perspective, 1888-1940”.
Chemists Thomas Böttcher and Michaela Prothiwa inhibit the biosynthesis of a bacterial signal and, as a result, block the infectious properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the most common germ found in health care facilities.
The plasmonic effect of gold nanoparticles has inspired the production of ceramics and plastics that include gold nanoparticles as colourants. Dennis Pingen (Alumnus/Dept. of Chemistry) and Desiree Wevers (artist) were also inspired to start a collaboration.