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Saarbrücken based bioinformaticians trace down molecular signals of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, yet little is known about its causes and progression. To diagnose it early, make prognoses and develop therapies, biomarkers that indicate the development and course of the disease are needed. Bioinformaticians at Saarland University have been searching for such biomarkers, focusing on ribonucleic acids (RNA). In their study, which is now published in the journal ‘Nature Aging‘, they show that [...]

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International symposium on theoretical computer science comes to Saarland

The “Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science” is among the most important international conferences in theoretical computer science. This year, the event will be held entirely digitally, hosted by the Saarland Informatics Campus at Saarland University. From March 16 – 18, computer scientists from all over the world will discuss fundamental computer science topics such as algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, complexity, but also current topics such as quantum computing.

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Saarbrücken Computer Science Teacher’s Prize awarded to Teacher from Baden-Württemberg

The Ursula Hill-Samelson Teacher’s prize goes to Leonore Dietrich from Bad Krozingen. The prize is awarded by the MNU – Verband zur Förderung des MINT-Unterrichts (Association for the Promotion of STEM Education) and funded by the Computer Science at Saarland University. The award, which is worth 2500 euros, is given to teachers from all over Germany who have made an outstanding contribution to the school subject of computer science. The award ceremony took place digitally during the 112th Federal Congress of the MNU.

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Prestigious Sci-Tech Oscar goes to three former computer science PhD students from Saarbrücken

The “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” not only awards actors and filmmakers with the distinction known as the “Oscar.” Oscars are also awarded for technical merit. This year, the basic research and technological development of the “Intel Embree Ray Tracing Library” will be honored with the Technical Achievement Award. Three award winners earned their doctorates under Philipp Slusallek at Saarland University. The university professor and DFKI researcher [...]

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Computer scientist Jörg Hoffmann receives international award for his contribution to AI research

Professor Jörg Hoffmann has been named a Fellow by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The “Fellows Program” is aimed at researchers who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. Hoffmann is now one of only five scientists working in Germany to have received this honor since 1990. In particular, his work on automatic planning was central to the award.

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