PEGASUS LENDS WINGS TO CHEMISTRY AND TECHNICAL BIOLOGY
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Ground was broken on August 19, 2015 for the new “Pegasus“ building (Practical Annex and New Wing of the University of Stuttgart), which will be home first and foremost to the Institute for Biochemistry. This new building will provide optimum learning conditions above all to students of chemistry and technical biology at the University of Stuttgart. Not only will they acquire a comprehensive knowledge of general biochemistry but they can also gain expertise in allied fields like cellular biology, systems biology, synthetic biology and molecular epigenetics. The University of Stuttgart also sets a signpost in research policy here too, since molecular biology is expected to revolutionize the field of medicine in the coming decade.
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RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT Reservoirs are important in helping to ensure a supply of water and energy. A new network named CHARM (Challenges of Reservoir Management) is studying five major challenges in the operation and management of reservoirs: sedimentation, the emergence of microbial films, the growth and propagation of blue-green algae, methane gas emissions, and social conflicts. This makes it necessary to take up socioeconomic and ecological problems as well in order to ensure the sustained functionality of reservoirs. This network, supported to the tune of two million Euros by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, brings together for the first time ever the expertise of the Universities of Stuttgart (sediment research), Constance (algae and methane gas research), and Freiburg (societal research). Spokeswoman is Professor Silke Wieprecht of the University of Stuttgart.
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QUANTITATIVE LITERATURE STUDIES Who says literature has nothing to do with mathematics? Quite the contrary! Dr. Toni Bernhart heads up a new project funded in part by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and named “Quantitative Literature studies“ to study when and why scientists in past centuries have used mathematics and statistics - i.e. quantitative methods - to study and interpret literature and language. These lines of research and historical study provide lay the groundwork for Digital Humanities. The project brought Toni Bernhart from the Free University of Berlin to the University of Stuttgart's Institute for Literary studies (headed by Professor Andrea Albrecht), where he will work closely with the Stuttgart Research Center for Textual studies.
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