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Arqus PhD Week for Careers Outside Academia 2024

The Arqus Career Week is a 5-day programme intended to support doctoral researchers and postdocs in their exploration and pursuit of career paths beyond university research. The 4th edition of the Arqus Career Week will take place at the University of Wrocław, Poland, from 10th to 14th June 2024.


Converting rainforest to plantation impacts food webs and biodiversity

The conversion of rainforest into plantations erodes and restructures food webs and fundamentally changes the way these ecosystems function, according to a new study published in Nature. The findings provide the first insights into the processing of energy across soil and canopy animal communities…

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American Space Leipzig turns ten

On Wednesday, 8 February 2024, a public ceremony was held at the Bibliotheca Albertina to celebrate ten years of American Space Leipzig. Speeches were given by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy, Woodward Clark Price, by the Rector of Leipzig University, Professor Eva Inés Obergfell, by…


New sex-specific genetic variants for chronic kidney disease identified

Working with an international consortium, scientists at Leipzig University have identified new genes that may play a role in chronic kidney disease. They analysed data from more than 900,000 people and found effects that in some cases differed between men and women. These new findings may help…


How food availability could catalyze cultural transmission in wild orangutans

The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” has been used to describe the source from which our cultural evolution springs. After all, need in times of scarcity has forced humans to continually invent new technologies that have driven the remarkable cumulative culture of our species. But an…


First plenary meeting of interdisciplinary research on floodplain history and fluvial societies

At the first international plenary meeting of the DFG Priority Programme „On the Way to the Fluvial Anthroposphere“, which took place from 17th to 19th January at Leipzig University, 70 researchers from Great Britain, Slovakia, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany came together to get an idea…


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