The Week at TU Braunschweig │19.06.2020 Our Newsletter for all Employees
Topics: Collabovid + Groundbreaking + Precision work + Family-friendly + Corona app +
Editor: Viktoria Heyer
► Ground-breaking ceremony for the ZeBra
With two meters distance and shovel, the ground-breaking ceremony for the ZeBra was officially held on Tuesday. The aim of the centre for fire research, unique in Europe, is to make innovative construction methods and products of the energy turnaround safer. The large-scale equipment, including several large calorimeters, can be used to investigate the fire behaviour and hazard potential of resource-saving and environmentally compatible products.
► Searching for an antibody drug against Covid 19
Professor Stefan Dübel, Professor Michael Hust and their team have developed neutralising antibodies against COVID-19 in the CORAT Consortium together with the biotechnology company YUMAB. On this basis, a medication for the treatment of acute COVID-19 diseases will be developed. To this end, CORAT Therapeutics GmbH has now been founded with the support of the state of Lower Saxony and a group of investors from Braunschweig.
►AI for Collabovid
“Collabovid” is the name of a new platform developed by students of TU Braunschweig and TU Berlin. It will allow a better research of the numerous scientific publications on Sars-CoV-2 and Covid-19. The students focus on artificial intelligence.
► Detailed work for advanced students
At the Institute for Particle Technology at the TU Braunschweig, two PhD students will spend the next three years researching simulation methods for dry comminution processes. The Research Training Group Innovative Training Network (ITN) – a structured doctoral training in networks of European institutions – supports them.
► Family friendliness
… is a special concern at the TU Braunschweig. Therefore we are very pleased to have received the certificate “audit familiengerechte hochschule” for the fifth time. It was symbolically awarded in an online event this week. The certificate itself was sent in advance.
► Corona App
Since the beginning of this week the Corona-Warn-App of the German government is available. It is designed to help break chains of infection more quickly by alerting users when they are near Covid-19 infestations. The use of the app is voluntary. We downloaded it to our cell phones right away. But is it safe? We asked Professor Konrad Rieck from the Institute of System Security for his opinion: “The Corona Warning App is very useful and I use it by myself. Transparency and data protection were taken into account throughout the development process. This is really rare and quite impressive.”
► Today’s event: Digital teaching from now to the same
The Project House of the TU Braunschweig and the House of Science are using the Digital Day on June 19 as an opportunity to look at the challenges for digital teaching in universities and schools in times of the Corona crisis in an online discussion. Starting at 5 p.m., Veronika Mayer, staff member of the project house, StudIP coordinator, Janina Becker, media pedagogue for media transformation at the Georg Eckert Institute Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research, and Volker Ovelgönne, school director of the Wilhelm Gymnasium Braunschweig will discuss the topic. Viewers can post their questions live during the stream on the YouTube channel.
► Radio station on wheels
Our Darling of the week is the cycling Radio XYZ, a project of the sandbox – selfmade campus. The team of the radio has built the small studio on a bicycle trailer and is now mobile – including coffee delivery service. With the MorningShow “Viertel vor Müsli”, the team was cycling through the city on Thursday from 9.00 to 11.00 am.