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Simulation of infections in human precision-cut lung slices (PCLS) to test the efficacy of drugs

Respiratory Infection Research

Due to the institute’s proximity to the Hannover Medical School, researchers at Fraunhofer ITEM in Hannover have the opportunity to work directly with human lung tissue from operated patients, to extract living lung slices and cultivate these in the laboratory. These "mini-lung pieces" are used to simulate infections, to investigate interactions of the pathogens with human tissue and thus to test the efficacy of new drugs.

10 reasons why you should study this degree program

M.Sc. "Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences"

The Master's programme is aimed at Bachelor's graduates in biology, biochemistry and related fields, lasts four semesters and concludes with the title of Master of Science. There are three main areas of teaching: evolution, biodiversity and behaviour; cell biology, developmental biology and neurobiology and infection biology. Kathrin and Robert, two students of the Master's program, give us 10 good reasons why this study program at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover is the right choice.

Three PhD programms for research and qualification

The Hannover Graduate School (HGNI)

The Hannover Graduate School (HGNI) offers three PhD programs with different disciplines and emphases. For aspiring scientists, the HGNI is ideal entry into the scientific career. The young doctoral students are well looked after, work in an interdisciplinary team and learn to present their research results in international forums. Students, graduates and teachers from the three possible disciplines tell why exactly this kind of research is so unique.

The new Cluster of Excellence strengthens vulnerable people against infections

RESIST – Research for the Weakest

Why do bacteria and viruses harm some people seriously and hardly affect others? How can infections be better prevented, diagnosed and treated in an individually tailored manner? The scientists and clinicians of the new Cluster of Excellence RESIST want to answer these questions – and thus help people with a weakened immune system. Particularly affected are, for example, newborns and seniors, people with an inborn immunodeficiency and patients whose immune system is suppressed for therapeutic reasons or who are carriers of implants.

Science line: Universities, laboratories, institutes - only one stop away

How Hannover is researching in transdisciplinary terms

Innovative implants are becoming increasingly important. In Hanover, researchers from the fields of medicine, natural sciences, and engineering rely on transdisciplinarity. They join forces to develop safe and infection-resistant cardiovascular, cochlear, orthopaedic, and dental implants. This all takes place along the “Science Line” at the heart of research location Hanover.

Photonics, Optics, and Engineering- Innovation across Disciplines

Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD

Making optical precision instruments quickly and inexpensively using additive production methods such as 3D printing: what sounds like a vision is the aim of the research partnership Phoenix-D. Scientists in mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and chemistry are working together on the simulation, fabrication and application of optical systems. Up to now, optical glass lenses and the surrounding frames have been made in several stages - often by hand. In the research partnership, experts from a wide range of disciplines are working on a digitalised manufacturing system that can produce individualised products.



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