Anchor Room of MoA's Virtual Cluster Space. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Editorial Dear friends of »Matters of Activity«,
We are in the final sprint of this unique and challenging year and sending you today the last CZ# issue for 2020. In December, there will be another exciting event about »Ferment-Activity and Nurturing Materials« and we would like to introduce our new publishing tool – the MoA Blog.
But most of all, we wish you all a peaceful end of the year and are looking forward to exciting new projects in 2021.
Antje Nestler, Eva Schmidt and Franziska Wegener
Liebe Freund*innen von »Matters of Activity«,
wir befinden uns im Endspurt dieses einzigartigen und herausfordernden Jahres und senden heute die letzte CZ#-Ausgabe für 2020. Im Dezember wird es eine weitere spannende Veranstaltung zum Thema »Ferment-Activity and Nurturing Materials« geben, desweiteren möchten wir unsere neue online Platform vorstellen – der MoA Blog.
Vor allem aber wünschen wir Euch allen einen friedlichen Jahresausklang und freuen uns auf spannende neue Projekte im Jahr 2021.
Viel Spaß beim Lesen wünschen
Antje Nestler, Eva Schmidt und Franziska Wegener
Shelf Life. Ferment-Activity and Nurturing Materials
An Online Event on 10 December 2020
Poster Shelf Live. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Event Fermentation is a complex set of techniques bridging food substances, microbes, and the environment, which makes us question the distinction between decay and flourishing. Inherently a filtering activity, fermentation relies on the long-standing relationship of yeast and bacteria to nutrients and the elements. Through practices of food transformation, preservation and consumption, the newly woven symbiotic entities emerge from fermentation processes and enter into a different ecosystem – that of the human body, itself a multi-organism entity. These entities are directly in correspondence with our microbiome: fermented food has, in a way, already stepped into the human digestive system before it is ingested. → more
Suddenly a Lab Rat?
Claudia Müller-Birn in FAZ about Research, Digitalization and Data
Press In a recent article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) entitled »Auf einmal Laborratte« (»Suddenly a Lab Rat«), MoA Principal Investigator Claudia Müller-Birn and colleagues write about the surveillance of researchers by large publishers, the business with their data and it's influence on research – with an urgent appeal to the European Union. ↗ more
In einem kürzlich erschienen Artikel in der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ) mit dem Titel »Auf einmal Laborratte« schreibt MoA Principal Investigator Claudia Müller-Birn gemeinsam mit Kolleg*innen über die Überwachung von Wissenschaftler*innen durch große Verlage, den Verkauf ihrer Daten und den Einfluss dessen auf die Forschung – mit einem dringendem Appell an die Europäische Union. ↗ more
Student Assistant at »Image Guidance Lab« (Charité)
41 h per Month
Fiber tractography delineating the white matter of the brain. Copyright: Lucius Fekonja, adapted by NODE Berlin Oslo.
job The interdisciplinary Image Guidance Lab of the Neurosurgical Clinic of the Charité, which is part of the project »Cutting«, is looking for student support for its brain mapping projects starting as soon as possible. → more
Review Annual Conference: Virtual Cluster Space Still Open to the Public
Expanding the Digital Research Experience
Knowledge Room of Peter Fratzl showing the MicroCT Laboratory at MPI Potsdam. Copyright: Matters of Activity
Virtual Cluster Space We were happy and excited to welcome so many international guests to our first digital Annual Conference »The Analog in the Digital Age«. So far, the Virtual Space has been visited by more than 1240 individuals. Our → virtual doors are still open for visitors making research a digital experience, with access to laboratories, workshop spaces and microscopic landscapes. We are looking forward to expanding this virtual environment next year and filling it with more and new content. → more
MoA Blog: Launch of a new Publishing and Collaboration Platform
Making Research Topics Digitally Accessible
Copyright: Matters of Activity
Blog The MoA Blog is where the researchers of the Cluster of Excellence write about their work. You will find articles, event announcements and insights from more than 40 disciplines and gain an insight into Germany's top-level research. We are an international and interdisciplinary team and would like to provide direct access to our work through this tool with simple search and filter functions. Please also visit the members page on our Blog and on our → Website, where you will find all authors, their research topics and contact information.
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MoA Season's Greetings. Copyright: Matters of Activity
As the end of the year approaches, we would like to reflect once again and express our deepest thanks to all newsletter readers and Cluster visitors. Although the majority of personal encounters at face-to-face events had to be canceled in recent months, we can nevertheless look back on a very diverse, lively and successful Cluster Year 2020. In the last few weeks in particular, we have been able to count on our Cluster members' commitment, enormous creativity and great enthusiasm for experimentation. This has created new formats and opportunities for scientific exchange, of which we are proud and which will continue to enrich the Cluster culture and beyond in the future. We wish you all restful and healthy holidays! Stay healthy and safe!
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»Matters of Activity«
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