Our skin is a climate control system, the foundation for our hair, and a carrier of messages. But above all, it is an effective barrier that protects us.
“It’s really not that simple to penetrate through the skin,” says Professor Eckart Rühl, of the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin. Rühl should know; he studies nanoparticles that overcome the barrier formed by the upper layers of the skin and can release active medical ingredients in deeper layers.
The gap between rich and poor has been widening, in Germany and elsewhere. Doctoral candidates at Freie Universität study the consequences.
The gap between rich and poor: It is a major topic, and not only during election season. Depending on your political outlook, it has widened to a greater or lesser degree, and the government should take increasing or less robust action to close it.
A program at Freie Universität aims to make it easier for junior scholars and scientists to embark on an academic career in Germany.
They have already spent time at Harvard, Cambridge, and other elite universities. The Postdoc Fellowship Program at the Dahlem Research School (DRS) offers funding for highly qualified postdocs from other countries to work at Freie Universität for up to 24 months.