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A green oasis celebrates its birthday Jun 30, 2020

A green oasis celebrates its birthday

The University of Freiburg Botanical Gardens turn 400 - and celebrate four centuries of change

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Virtually Captured Jun 23, 2020

Virtually Captured

Biomechanical analyses and computer simulations reveal the Venus flytrap snapping mechanisms

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Heisenberg funding for Anne-Kathrin Classen Jun 18, 2020

Heisenberg funding for Anne-Kathrin Classen

The German Research Foundation is funding the signalling researcher’s work at the University of Freiburg for five years

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How the giant sequoia protects itself May 23, 2020

How the giant sequoia protects itself

A three-dimensional network of fibers makes the bark resistant to fire and rock fall

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Global biodiversity in crisis - what can Germany and the EU do about it? May 23, 2020

Global biodiversity in crisis - what can Germany and the EU do about it?

A group of scientists from various disciplines of biodiversity, ecology, economics, anthropology and integrated land system research has dealt with issues related to the global crisis of biological diversity. The discussion paper was prepared under the umbrella of the National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina in view of the Convention of Biodiversity (CBD) in 2020/2021 with the aim to propose options how to halt and reverse the crisis. Prof. Dr. Michael Scherer-Lorenzen from the University of Freiburg has participated in this working group.

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Measuring Pipettes and Bacterial Cultures May 06, 2020

Measuring Pipettes and Bacterial Cultures

In this online summer semester, about 200 biology students at the University of Freiburg are learning laboratory skills and techniques on their computer screens

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The Resistance of the Vine Mar 06, 2020

The Resistance of the Vine

The results of a tri-national research project show that viticulture and environmental protection must not be mutually exclusive.

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“The Gene of the Week” Receives Special Prize Feb 28, 2020

“The Gene of the Week” Receives Special Prize

Award for biologist Theresa Schredelseker in the “Wissenschafts-Blogs des Jahres 2019” competition

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Helpful Oxygen Carriers Feb 18, 2020

Helpful Oxygen Carriers

Researchers discover a new biochemical compound that can break down environmental pollutants

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The medical benefits of nature Feb 17, 2020

The medical benefits of nature

Researchers investigate the health benefits of species-rich forests in the project “Dr. Forest”

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