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Computer science students win $20,000 US at international IT security competition

Florian Bauckholt, Nico Gründel and Simon Schwarz from Saarland University, together with Benno Fünfstück from Dresden University and Thomas Lambertz from RWTH Aachen University, took third place in the international IT security tournament “Real World CTF – HACK THE REAL” in the Chinese capital Beijing, winning a prize of 20,000 US dollars.

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Nominated as Pearl of the Year

Ethics and computer science? They belong together! Not only Prof. Holger Hermanns and Kevin Baum see it that way, but also the Stifterverband. The event ‘Ethics for Nerds’ was therefore awarded the Pearl in January 2019. Now there is a chance to win the Pearl of the Year. We need support for this. On 22 and 23 January there will be an SMS voting where your vote counts.

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Research collaboration develops new method that could facilitate cancer diagnosis

Researchers led by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the Center for Bioinformatics at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have developed a cheaper and faster method to check for genetic differences in individual cells, which outperforms existing techniques with respect to the information received. This new method could become a new standard in single cell research, and potentially for clinical diagnosis in disease genetics, including cancer. The results have been published in Nature Biotechnology.

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