Rector Professor Karla Pollmann visits the NMI

Right at the beginning of the year, the institute received a distinguished visitor: the new rector of the University of Tübingen, Professor Karla Pollmann, visited the NMI together with Professor Peter Grathwohl, prorector for research and innovation, and advisor Susanne Stoll.

German classical philologist and theologian Karla Pollmann became the first woman in the 500-year history of the University of Tübingen to replace her predecessor, Professor Bernd Engler, in his role as rector last October. Rector Karla Pollmann has extensive international experience in science management. From her time as a guest lecturer at numerous international universities, she brings a diversity of perspectives that is extremely valuable for the University of Tübingen in national and international competition. Since 2019, the University of Tübingen is one of the eleven German universities of excellence and receives funding from the federal and state governments in the following clusters:

  • Individualization of tumor therapies through molecular imaging and functional identification of therapeutic targets (iFIT)
  • Control of microorganisms for the control of infections (CMFI)
  • Machine learning in science

This funding once again underscores the top position of the University of Tübingen and strengthens the regional location.

The NMI also has proven expertise in the aforementioned clusters. Together with the director of the NMI, Professor Katja Schenke-Layland, our visit provided insights into the laboratory work on site. In particular, the topics: Mass spectrometry, biomarkers and BioDEV (Biological Development Center, the development center for bioreactive proteins) were discussed. Dr. Thomas Joos, deputy director of the institute, as well as Dr. Monika Bach, division director at the NMI, Professor Peter Loskill and Professor Ulrich Rothbauer, guided our guests through the laboratories of the institute and accompanied them to the Nanoanalytics Center, where Professor Jannik Meyer received them.

At the Nanoanalytics Center, everything revolves around research into the smallest structures on the nanoscale. The Nanoanalytics Center is of particular interest to small and medium-sized companies without their own research department, because as a service the center offers both advice on projects and the provision of two state-of-the-art electron microscopes.

The NMI is looking forward to collaborating with the University of Tübingen on further exciting projects and to expanding scientific exchange.