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What would studying be like without the necessary exams? Probably less stressful and nerve-racking - but don't worry: With Dörthe van Eyck and Heike Brinkkötter you have the best support team for all your concerns concerns around the topic of exams at hand and you will be competently guided through the exam phase! Whether you have questions about your exam regulations, are unsure about the exam system itself or are looking for your certificates and certificates of achievement, this is the right place for you! A look behind the scenes of the examination office in the Department of Biology!

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With its latest interactive project "Pig & Click - Build your own pig farm" for schoolchildren, the biology didactics department has won one of a total of ten prizes from the "Science in Dialog" initiative. Under the supervision of Dr. Florian Fiebelkorn, the doctoral student Elena Folsche his working on this exciting project, which aims to introduce schoolchildren to modern farm animal husbandry in a playful way. What's it about?

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How nice to have you here! At the beginning of this winter semester 2020 we are happy to welcome 270 new faces who have decided to study in Osnabrück. In the first week of the semester many of them took part in the legendary "Westerberg Rallye". What this means and how much fun our firsts had despite the hygiene requirements, you can see here!

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How does cooperation develop? And why is cooperation worthwhile? Professor Kost and his ecology group have researched these questions on bacteria and published them in the journal "Current Biology".

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The new series of articles entitled "Final Theses" kicks off with Lea (22), who wrote her Bachelor's thesis during the Corona crisis. What was it like to write a thesis during this unusual time and without any practical work? And what is the biggest challenge of working in the home office? We asked!

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The final opponent of every semester: the exam phase! Are you one of those students who panic on the last evening before an exam or are you one of those structured people with lovingly designed study plans for the whole semester? Take the test now and find out which learning type you are!

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Behind the scenes

As part of the series "Spitzenforschung in Niedersachsen" (translation: "top research in lower saxony") the public service broadcaster NDR made a stopover at our premises and took a look inside our ultra-modern research building. Check out how top research is made possible at the Osnabrück Biology department and what it looked like behind the scenes during the shoot!

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Our way back to normality

After long weeks of home office and digital apprenticeship, things are finally looking up again: Under strict conditions, some practical courses are allowed to take place again! Let's have a look at the first courses after the lockdown.

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If you know the structure of a protein, you understand its function! That is the doctrine of structural biologist Prof. Arne Möller. Starting in autumn 2020, he will finally be able to pursue his love for the structure of the smallest molecules in Osnabrück. You might then get to know him in his lectures. Find out here, what structural biology means to him personally and what type of student he was during his studies.

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We had spray painters over!

Our newly designed foyer has got its highlight: A thematically matching graffiti wall! Watch how Simon and Robin spray their art on the wall!

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Dr. Katherina Psathakis' world is that of microscopes, or more precisely, that of electron microscopes. At the heart of CellNanOS, she makes sure that the tiniest cell structures, some of which are only nanometers in size, are visible. For her, this is always a fascinating sight.