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Grafik Veranstaltungshinweis Expert meeting at the UFZ with kick-off speaker Wolfram Günther, Saxony's Minister of State
Under the title "CO₂-NEUtrale Stadt Leipzig - Wie geht's?" (CO2 NEUtral city of Leipzig - How can it work?), ENERGIEMETROPOLE Leipzig invites you to a diverse programme at Leipzig's KUBUS on 21 November 2022.
Medaille & Foto Prof. Vogel Emil Ramann Medal 2022 awarded to UFZ soil scientist
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Vogel was honoured with this prestigious award at the 2022 annual meeting of the German Soil Science Society (DBG).
Veranstaltungshinweis Transfermesse UFZ research presented at Saxony-Anhalt Trade Fair
The Transfer and Start-up Centre of Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg invited universities and research institutions of Saxony-Anhalt to present the results of their cutting-edge research.
UFZ-Gründach Green roof research – UFZ knowledge for adapting cities to climate change
Since April 2020, the UFZ Research Green Roof has been contributing to answering current questions about optimised effects of green roofs in urban areas.
Team RWInnoTec UFZ spin-off wins innovation awards
RWInnoTec wins IQ Innovation Awards for its radio wave technology for road repair.
Dr. Jakob Zscheischler Arne Richter Award 2022 for multiple award-winning young scientist
Dr. Jakob Zscheischler, group leader in the Department of Computational Hydrosystems at the UFZ, was awarded the 2022 European Geosciences Union (EGU) Award in May.
Team RWInnoTec RWInnoTec clears first hurdle for award
UFZ spin-off is nominated for the IQ Innovation Award for Central Germany and the Saxon Start-up Award.
Dr. David Leuthold Young scientist receives five awards
UFZ postdoc Dr. David Leuthold wins awards for his new method for analysing neurotoxicity at the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in San Diego, USA
Pipetten, Quelle UFZ, Andre Künzelmann New biomarkers pave the way for spin-off
Researchers have discovered new biomarkers for the detection and quantification of cancer types and approaches for new cancer immunotherapies. A new DKFZ/UFZ spin-off is now using this know-how as a business idea.
Logo agra The UFZ presented solutions for agriculture and forestry at the agra trade fair
The agricultural fair in Central Germany brought together researchers, foresters and farmers as well as politicians to exchange views on current demands and opportunities in agricultural and forestry production.
Grafik Wasserstoff Hydrogen: Key element of the energy transition
Hydrogen produced in a climate-friendly way makes it possible to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, especially in industry and transport, where energy efficiency and the direct use of electricity from renewable sources are not sufficient.
Dr. Jan Bumberger, Quelle: UFZ UFZ expert talk – Jan Bumberger explains UFZ's focus on digitisation in environmental sciences
GTAI spoke to Jan Bumberger, scientific head of Research Data Management at UFZ, about the challenges of developing solutions for climate change.
Logo project radonvent Protection against indoor radon – results from ventilation experiments within a ZIM project of the UFZ
The German Radiation Protection Act prescribes a reference value for indoor radon concentrations. In many regions of Germany, radon activity concentrations in the soil air exceed this value, so that measures must be taken there to protect the population.
Logo transfun transfun – finding solutions together
The new transfun funding programme at the UFZ strengthens cooperations with national and international companies to develop new products. Together with you, we want to work on a sustainable future and conserve valuable resources. Take the chance to develop your idea together with us!
Grafik zum BlauGrün-Konzept, UFZ The UFZ is part of the project "Leipziger BlauGrün - Blue-Green Neighbourhood Development in Leipzig"
In cooperation with the city of Leipzig and other partners, the UFZ is developing a concept for climate-adapted water and energy management using the example of the "Leipzig416" neighbourhood.
Grafik UFZ-Preise UFZ Awards 2021 presented for Technology Transfer, Knowledge Transfer and Young Scientists Award for Applied Research
Every year, the UFZ honours outstanding achievements of UFZ staff and their special commitment to the UFZ.
turfcoach logo Turf Coach UG
New spin-off at the UFZ offers solutions for smart and sustainable turf management.


CarboIron auf Fingern, Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ Patents granted for UFZ technology Carbo-Iron®
Together with its partner Intrapore GmbH, the UFZ has accomplished a new milestone in commercialising the activated carbon-based in-situ method Carbo-Iron® for groundwater purification.
Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth with species tracking dog "Zammy", a Border Collie. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ Sniffing for science
Species sniffer dogs provide important data for research and nature conservation
Red blood cells Evaluation of unbound fractions in blood
UFZ scientists have evaluated the most commonly used algorithms for prediction of unbound fractions of pharmaceutical compounds in the human body.
Team RWInnoTEC UFZ scientists establish RWInnoTEC GmbH
An interdisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, engineers and business economists from the UFZ and the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) founded the RWInnoTEC GmbH for the development and application of radio waves at the end of March 2021.
Logo NEU e.V. Flood (self-)prevention in Saxony
The Natural Resources Cluster Team in the Network Energy and Environment e.V. held its first business meeting for this year on May.
Soccer on grass Start-up initiative receives EXIST start-up grant
The start-up initiative SMART GREEN MONITORING has been awarded an EXIST start-up grant for the development of smart and sustainable turf management for sports clubs. Prof. Dr. Peter Dietrich, Head of the UFZ Department of Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, is supporting the young team as a mentor.
Biofilm of cyanobacteria in Petri dish, Photo: UFZ Towards the development of sustainable bioprocesses
Two studies show current developments in bioreactor technology for the continuous production of chemicals using biofilms.
Photo Consulting © pixabay Establish entrepreneurial thinking and behaviour as an integral part of our institutional culture
With this common goal in the “Gründercampus HoMe” project, the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and the UFZ together wish to extend and take their current support services for start-ups to the next level and turn promising ideas into successful organisations with long-term perspectives.
Biological cell © pixabay Biomarkers for the detection and quantification of types of cancer discovered
Despite huge advances in diagnostics, some cancers are still difficult to detect and determine the stage. Two new biomarkers have now been described by scientists of the German Cancer Research Center and the UFZ.
Girl pours water into a jerrycan in Bangladesh © UFZ Electro-bioremediation of groundwater
A microbial electrochemical technology (MET) co-developed by the UFZ for treating groundwater contaminated with nitrate and arsenite.
Logo TALE-Project BiodivERsA Prize awarded to TALE project
The TALE project coordinated by UFZ scientist Martin Volk has won the 4th edition of the BiodivERsA Award for Excellence and Impact. The prize recognises the excellent, pioneering research that is done in TALE.
Flow cytometric histogram of a mock community © Susann Müller, UFZ Cytometric microbiome analysis
In flow cytometry alignment beads are valuable, but often not sufficient for validating lab workflows and comparison of data. We applied for a patent and ask you to develop a kit together and bring it to the (clinical) market!
Petrischale mit cyanobakteriellem Biofilm © Andre Künzelmann, UFZ Hydrogen from cyanobacteria
Johanna Wiedener did her Master's thesis at the UFZ Department of Solar Materials and was awarded a prize by the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG).
Logo Sächsisches Transfernetzwerk, © FutureSax 14th Meeting of the Saxon Transfer Network
The UFZ hosted the virtual meeting of futureSax on 3 February. A keynote speech informed about the progress in technology transfer at the UFZ.
Grafik Kooperation, © pixabay HTWK and UFZ to expand cooporation
The cooperation agreement between the UFZ and the Research and Transfer Centre (FTZ) at the HTWK will further strengthen scientific expertise at the science location Leipzig.
Prof. Daniela Thrän, © UFZ Prof. Dr. Thrän elected Co-Chair of the Bioeconomy Council
The Bioeconomy Council is an advisory body to the Federal Government with the task of providing important input to the National Research Strategy Bioeconomy 2030 and the National Policy Strategy Bioeconomy.
Prof. Katja Bühler, © UFZ Prof. Dr. Bühler appointed to the German National Hydrogen Council
The task of the expert panel is to advise the Federal Government by providing recommendations for action in order to implement and further develop the National Hydrogen Strategy adopted in 2020.
Grafik zum Modell: Vorhersage der Toxizität organischer Chemikalien, © Verlag ACS Publications Predicting mitochondrial dysfunction
Researchers at the UFZ have developed a biophysical model to predict the pH-dependent uncoupling toxicity of organic acids based on their chemical structure.
Mikroskopaufnahme eines Zebrafischembryons, © UFZ Fast assessment of neurotoxic effects
For a fast assessment of environmental samples, researchers at the UFZ optimised the measurement of a behavioural endpoint in zebrafish embryos.