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Location: Leipzig - Sachsen
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Arabica coffee: New database to better identify more climate-resilient plants

Life Sciences - Apr 15
Life Sciences

As climate change threatens coffee farming, experts at Nestlé, the world's largest food company, are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can help select and breed more climate-resilient crops. Together with researchers from scientific institutions in Brazil, France, the US and elsewhere, they have published their latest findings in the journal Nature Genetics. Among the researchers were Professor Peter Florian Stadler, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Bioinformatics (IZBI) at Leipzig University, and Dr Jan Engelhardt from the University of Vienna, who worked at Leipzig University during his doctorate.

Health - Mar 28

New method developed to isolate HIV particles


Researchers at Leipzig University and Ulm University have developed a new method to isolate HIV from samples more easily, potentially making it easier to detect infection with the virus.

Life Sciences - Mar 15

Newly discovered receptor influences gut development in fruit flies

Life Sciences

Adhesion GPCRs are a group of G protein-coupled receptors associated with many bodily functions and diseases in humans.

Health - Mar 5

Alarm system discovered in the kidney

Research teams from Leipzig and Magdeburg have taken a significant step towards the prevention of acute kidney disease.

More food helps orangutans learn better

Social Sciences

The adage "necessity is the mother of invention" is often used to describe the origin from which our cultural development springs.

Utilising active microparticles for artificial intelligence

Computer Science

Artificial intelligence using neural networks performs calculations digitally with the help of microelectronic chips.

Health - Jan 26

Obesity in children: A problem far bigger than a person’s waistline


News from When it comes to modern diseases, paediatrician Professor Antje Körner believes that there is too great a focus on adults and not enough on children and adolescents.

Pharmacology - Jan 22

Researching a new treatment option for severe blood disorders of the bone marrow


When people develop myelodysplastic neoplasms (MDS), the healthy maturation of blood cells is impaired.

Environment - Mar 20

New Leibniz ScienceCampus researches wildfires and climate


Over the next four years, a new joint project will investigate the links between wildfires and climate change.

Health - Mar 13

Obesity Prize for Excellence for Antje Körner


News from Professor Antje Körner, Professor of Metabolic Research at Leipzig University's Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Metabolism Division a

Environment - Feb 20

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 in mega-biodiverse tropical ecosystems.

Health - Feb 2

Leipzig University clears first hurdle in excellence competition: Invitation to submit two full


Leipzig University has successfully passed the first stage of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments and has been invited to submit two full proposals.

Physics - Jan 29

Using active microparticles for artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence with neural networks performs calculations digitally with the help of microelectronic chips.

Religions - Jan 24

Interview with the newly elected anti-Semitism commissioner Professor Gert Pickel


International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on 27 January.

Health - Dec 20, 2023

EU funds project to develop new diagnostics for pandemic preparedness

News from Leipzig University is coordinating a new six-million-euro project funded by the EU's Horizon Europe programme to develop new diagnostics for pandemic preparedness in the European Union.

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