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Dogs can discriminate between samples from SARS-CoV-2 infected humans and control samples

Diagnoses by dog noses – Dogs can sniff out patients with COVID-19

A research team led by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), in cooperation with the Bundeswehr, the Hannover Medical School and the University Medical-Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, has carried out a study with eight specialised sniffer dogs from the Bundeswehr to sniff out people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The dogs were able to distinguish between samples from infected (positive) and non-infected (negative) individuals with an average sensitivity of 83 percent and a specificity of 96 percent. Sensitivity refers to the detection of positive samples. The specificity designates the detection of negative control samples.

The PhoenixD Research School

Getting your PhD with the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD

The Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD (Photonics, Optics, and Engineering - Innovation Across Disciplines) with its interdisciplinary network supports young scientists in their doctoral studies in one of the key technologies of the 21st century: optical technologies. During the structured doctoral training at PhoenixD Research School, researchers acquire not only specialized knowledge but also job-related soft skills, thus qualifying for a career in science or industry.

Insights into funded projects marking the German EU Council presidency

How does the European Union promote research and education in Hanover?

What is the best way to generate energy from the oceans? Which methods enable us to utilize quartz in a way that is not detrimental to our health? Which measures help us learn digitally and in the classroom? In Hanover, European subsidies promote the search for answers to such questions – interdisciplinary and internationally connected. We showcase three projects – at Leibniz University Hanover, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, and Ada-und-Theodor-Lessing-Volkshochschule Hannover.

For applicants with foreign educational qualifications

The Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg in Hanover

Prospective students who come from a country outside the EU and do not have direct access to higher education can prepare for their studies at the Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg in order to gain admission to a course of study in Germany. The Studienkolleg is an institution of the state of Lower Saxony at Leibniz Universität Hannover. International students from India, Yemen, Mexico, Mongolia, Syria and Ukraine as well as an alumnus talk about their education and experience at the Studienkolleg in Hannover.

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.

Institutions

Hannover Science InitiativeHannover Universitiy of Music, Drama and MediaStudentenwerk Hannover Student ServicesHannover Medical SchoolLeibniz University HannoverVolkswagen FoundationCity of HannoverLeibniz School of BusinessUniversity of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, FoundationHochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and ArtsFachhochschule für die Wirtschaft University of Applied SciencesFraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicinehannoverimpuls