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iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3

Polyelectrolyte Solutions: The least understood form of condensed matter

by Ralph H. Colby, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Polyelectrolytes are polymer chains with covalently bonded ions and oppositely charge counterions. The combination of electrostatic interactions and conformational entropy of polymer chains led Nobel Laureate de Gennes to term this class of materials as the least understood form of condensed matter. Yet polyelectrolytes are essential for life, as DNA and RNA are both polyelectrolytes. Continue reading “iRTG lecture series by Ralph Colby (October 28/30, 2019) | part 2 and 3”

Wissenschaft und Ethik – Welche Verantwortung tragen Forschende? (November 25-26, 2019)

Die Seminarreihe „Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis“ richtet sich an Promovierende und Postdocs aller an der Universität Leipzig vertretenen Disziplinen. Das diesjährige Seminar zum Thema „Wissenschaft und Ethik – welche Verantwortung tragen Forschende?“ setzt sich mit ethischen Fragestellungen im Wissenschaftsalltag auseinander.

Diese betreffen nicht nur die Normen guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis, sondern auch Chancen und Risiken neuer Forschungsergebnisse. Die inhaltliche Ausrichtung fokussiert sich auf juristische, naturwissenschaftliche und philosophische Perspektiven zu aktuellen ethischen Fragen wissenschaftlichen Handelns.

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Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (November 26, 2019)

Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU

By Andreas Lauenroth, MLU-Gründerservice

Which idea is a good idea? What is a proper business model? How to deal with intellectual property? Where to apply for funding?
Those and other questions should be answered by scientists interested in technology transfer – but not just on their own. Martin Luther University’s transfer and entrepreneurship office provides information, training and services to scientists, covering all aspects of research valorisation and technology transfer, including validation, legal protection and marketing of technology and inventions, engaging in research relationships with industry, and the creation of business cases for entrepreneurial spin-out activities. Continue reading “Why, what, how? – Knowledge transfer and startups at MLU (November 26, 2019)”