Erich Malter Erlangen

Prof. Norbert J. Pelc, ScD, Stanford University, California, was conferred the degree Doktor der Medizin honoris causa (Dr. med. h.c.).


How likely do patients develop again cancer after a tumor has been surgically removed? This is the central question of the new research project „MelEVIR – Melanoma, Extracellular Vesicles, and Immune Response“.

(c) Rainer Windhorst, 2016

Jakob Herz Prize 2016: Solemn prize giving ceremony and successful birthday party

Photo: Matthias Jung

The German Research Foundation (DFG) supports a new research training group (GRK) for the coming 4.5 years with a focus on interdisciplinarity and neurosciences: "Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability" (Speaker: Prof. Dr. D.C. Lie, Institute of Biochemistry).

Photo: S. Krikava the Faculty of Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg! Discover the excellent research conditions and the high quality of life in the region!

Researchers at the Institute of Biochemistry have successfully overcome drug-resistance in malignant melanoma cells. FAU has now filed a patent application for the new therapeutic approach.

We eat salt every day, sometimes more and sometimes less, but often too much. However, the impact of salt on intestinal bacteria has not been studied up to now. A research team of the Chair of Neurology recently discovered that table salt reduces the number of lactobacilli in the intestinal tract.

Researchers at FAU identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the activation of the immune system.

Stroke, depression and dementia: These are associated with micro-failures in brain communication. FAU researchers are looking at what exactly happens in these situations and are hoping to identify possible ways of preventing permanent brain damage and speeding up the healing processes.