Wrapped up and inhibited: Rainer Haag renders viruses and bacteria harmless with highly sophisticated nanosystems.
Antiviral drugs usually target an individual, precisely-defined structure. The influenza drug Tamiflu, for example, has a very particular binding site on the virus. It only works, however, at an early stage. Therapy strategies that also work at a later stage are desperately being sought. Especially drugs that could prevent viruses from attaching themselves to, invading and multiplying in host cells would be most welcome when it comes to influenza and many other virus infections.
Adriano de Marchi Fernandes, who holds a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, conducts research at Freie Universität on the financing of major infrastructure projects in Brazil.
Hydroelectric power plants and wind-powered electrical generators, sewage treatment plants, and hospitals: Major infrastructure projects cost a lot of money. For many companies in Brazil it’s difficult to put in place the necessary financing to realize such projects. How would the financial market need to be structured to facilitate financing?
Staff members from the Nazi Loot Investigation Bureau (Stabstelle NS-Raub- und Beutegut) were able to establish the owner of a book from the Campus Library.
What remains of a person after their death? At times, very little – sometimes only a book that had been in their possession. But Elena Brasiler and Susanne Paul, who work at the University Library’s Nazi Loot Investigation Bureau, are well aware that this can be a lot. Books, after all, are the starting point for their research: In a best case scenario, it may even be possible to identify a books’ rightful owner – or legal heir. This search helps to reconstruct a piece of the memory of a person who fell victim to National Socialism.