© Jonas Ollbrich | Osnabrück University
Excursion to the Gülper Lake and the Havelland Luch

Once again this year, Osnabrück biology students explored the wildlife at 'Gülper See' (Gülpe Lake). The starting point for all daily observation tours was the Ecological Station of the University of Potsdam in Gülpe.

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Research

Spiny mice possess an extraordinary ability for mammals: they can repair injured tissue without forming scars. A joint study by researchers led by Prof. Kerstin Bartscherer (AG Animal Physiology) and Prof. Ashley Seifert (University of Kentucky) provides new insights into the molecular basis of this phenomenon - which could one day prove valuable for the treatment of human diseases.

© Dr. Lena Dehnen | Osnabrück University
Masters symposium

Scientific research is one thing, showing the research results to a larger audience in an interesting and understandable way is another. In the master symposium, our master students practice designing a scientific poster and presenting it in an internal poster session. How do I design such a poster and what is important in the talk? And which of our master students has created the best poster?

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© Montage: Photo:Andreas Messer, Bacteria:Linea Muhsal, Graphics: Shiksha Ajmera | Universität Osnabrück
Science Slam

Anyone who has ever attended a science slam event knows what it's all about: presenting scientific research and content to a broad and non-specialist audience in a way that everyone can understand and with a touch of humor. Previously, PhD students from the Osnabrück University had the opportunity to try their best: At an event organized by PhD InterConnect, Shiksha Ajmera, a PhD student in the Department of Ecology, did just that and won over the audience with her talk.

© Sebastian Holt | Osnabrück University
Digital field trip

The big excursion to Costa Rica has been a well-established and popular event in our department for many years. Every two years, the excursion participants travel with our botany professor Klaus Mummenhoff to the South American country, which, despite its manageable size, boasts an incredible diversity of ecological life zones. Now apl. Prof. Mummenhoff, Felix Przesdzink and Sebastian Holt have tried to make this unique excursion experience digitally accessible and traveled to Costa Rica with elaborate film equipment. Find here the pictures and the report of the adventure!

Melanie Trupp zeigt Mikroskopiebilder des Lebermooses Marchantia polymorpha
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Awards

Every year, the Biology department internally awards a prize to the best master's thesis of the year. In 2022, we can congratulate Julia Seimert and Melanie Trupp, because their theses particularly convinced the jury! Here you can find out what the two former Master's students worked on and what fascinated them most about this challenge.

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