1. April 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │01.04.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: slipstream + resilience + fluorescence + auTUnomous + good outlook

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Laity self-tests arrived

The crisis management team has been busy this week with the demand assessment and distribution of the lay quick tests already announced here. The GITZ has programmed an order form and the frequently asked questions web pages have been revised. All employees who work in the university at least once a week may and should test themselves at home once a week free of charge after Easter. The first tests arrived this morning, so it’ s all set to go. All current information will shortly be available here.

► Research in the slipstream

The TU Braunschweig will take off with its research aircraft: In flight- and ground-based measurements in the German Bight (North Sea), the partners of the “X-Wakes” project will collect data on wake currents from wind turbines. The results of the will be incorporated into the planning of further expansion of offshore wind power.

► Braunschweig antibody in clinical trials in the USA

The first patients with advanced tumors have been treated with a novel antibody-based in a clinical trial in the USA. It uses an invention of the TU Braunschweig: The team of Professor Stefan Dübel discovered a human antibody that targets tumor cells and developed it over many years. 

► Resilience against cyber attacks

Professor Konrad Rieck from the Institute of System Security investigates new approaches against attacks on IT infrastructures in collaboration with supraregional colleagues in the new DFG priority program “Resilience in Networked Worlds – Mastering Errors, Overload, Attacks and the Unknown”.

► None like the other

Using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, Professor Christian Sieben shows how each cell copes with infections in a different way. His research group “Nanoscale Infection Biology” is on the trail of the causes.

► Attracting digital attention

Using the “Computer Science Day” as an example, Professor Sándor Fekete from the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks reports on how to generate efficient, good-quality, interactive content.

► Winning the “best minds”

What does the extension of the transferred right of appointment mean for the TU Braunschweig? How does it strengthen autonomy and how do the procedures actually work?

► Researcher, teacher, president

Former companions of Professor Jürgen Hesselbach from the Presidential Board and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering take a look back at their time together.

► 2nd call for “Junior Research Projects” in the Cluster of Excellence SE²A

SE²A promotes ideas and research approaches of young scientists about sustainable aviation. Junior researchers at the cluster participating institutions can apply until May 14, 2021.

► A digital bouquet of flowers

for Professor Udo Rau from Professor Stefan Dübel. The long-time Dean of Studies in Biotechnology retired yesterday. Professor Rau was instrumental in shaping and organising the new Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Biotechnology. 

► Darling of the Week

Our darling of the week has the potential to have at least half the people in the high-rise at the Oker looking out their windows on a regular basis in the near future: The construction of the central student house is continuing. Everything should be ready by the start of the winter semester. We are watching with interest and keeping our fingers crossed. There will be pictures on Instagram later today.

► Happy Easter!

The “Week” leaves for the Easter holidays and will be back on 16 April. We wish all of you a happy Easter holiday, lots of sunshine and a restful time. We are all in need of that right now. As a little greeting, we bring out our favourite Easter picture from last year, when the “bunnies” were growing in the Botanical Garden.