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Local cacao varieties promise high biodiversity and fine flavours

Einheimische Kakaofrüchte in Peru

In the western Amazon region, cacao has been cultivated since prehistoric times and the area is a valuable resource for genetic diversity of cacao plants. There is growing interest in switching cultivation from high-yielding but low-quality cacao to indigenous cacao varieties that produce chocolate with particularly fine flavours. This could enable smallholder farmers to obtain higher prices with benefits to the environment and biodiversity, as a team of researchers led by Göttingen University has shown. more…


Senate confirms Vice-Presidents of the University of Göttingen

The Senate of the University of Göttingen has elected Professor Anke Holler and Professor Bernhard Brümmer as Vice-Presidents of the University for a further term of office, posts to be held alongside their other academic roles. Both have been members of the Presidential Board since April 2021: Holler is responsible for "Professorial Appointments and Equal Opportunities", Brümmer for the area "Research". Their second term of office begins on 1 April 2023 and lasts four years. more…


Colour images from the shadow of a sample

A research team at Göttingen University has developed a new method to produce X-ray images in colour. In the past, the only way to determine the chemical composition of a sample and the position of its components using X-ray fluorescence analysis was to focus the X-rays and scan the whole sample. This is time-consuming and expensive. Scientists have now developed an approach that allows an image of a large area to be produced from a single exposure. more…


Central switchboard thalamus

How do deeper areas of the brain control the dynamics in the cerebral cortex? This question is the focus of a new research network coordinated by the Allen Institute in Seattle. A sub-project is located at the Göttingen Campus Institute for Dynamics of Biological Networks (CIDBN). There, the scientists aim to elucidate how the cerebral cortex interacts with subcortical structures. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the research network for five years. more…


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open-access.network: three more years for the Open Access transformation

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has funded the Germany-wide collaborative project "open-access.network" for another three years, awarding around 2.6 million euros. In the second project phase, the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB Göttingen) is again responsible for technical provision and public relations. In the second funding period, which starts now, the project will implement a number of measures to promote the Open Access transformation. more…

Health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!

For 2023, we would like to wish health, happiness and personal and professional success to all students, staff, guests and alumni of Göttingen University and Göttingen Campus. more…

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