Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg (German Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, colloquially Uni Freiburg or just Freiburg), sometimes referred to in English as the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, is a public research university located in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The university was founded in 1457 by the Habsburg dynasty as the second university in Austrian-Habsburg territory after the University of Vienna. Today, Freiburg is the fifth-oldest university in Germany, with a long tradition of teaching the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The university is made up of 11 faculties and attracts students from across Germany as well as from over 120 other countries. Foreign students constitute about 16% of total student numbers. The University of Freiburg is one of Europe's most prestigious universities and is amongst its top research and teaching institutions. With its long-standing reputation of excellence, the university looks both to the past, to maintain its historic academic and cultural heritage, and to the future, developing new methods and opportunities to meet the needs of a changing world.

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Fahnenbergplatz, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Bacterial protein serves as sensor

A German-French team led by Prof. Dr. Jan C. Behrends and Dr. Gerhard Baaken from the University of Freiburg and Dr. Abdelghani Oukhaled from the Universities of Evry and Cergy-Pontoise has developed a method capable of precisely ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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How cancer cells avoid shutdown

A mechanism beyond the level of gene regulation, which is often the underlying reason for changes in protein levels, does enable the strong accumulation of a tumour promoting protease in stressed cancer cells. The group of ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Age and fertility in social insects

A new research unit coordinated at the University of Freiburg tackles the question of why the otherwise usual trade-off between fecundity and lifespan in multicellular organisms is not present in social insects like bees, ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Molecular chaperones help with folding

Chaperones are molecular helpers that assist other proteins with folding. One such chaperone is the so-called heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60). This protein forms structures in mitochondria that resemble barrels in which folding ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Biochemistry
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