For decades, a cystic fibrosis diagnosis meant an early death. Marcus Mall has helped develop a treatment that uses three tiny molecules to repair structurally abnormal proteins, allowing affected patients to live longer.
What does it do to people when they live through war? What makes them take to the streets? And how much does freedom mean to them? Gwendolyn Sasse analyzes what makes the societies of Eastern Europe tick.
Mitochondria are the cell’s powerhouses, but they can also drive cells to commit suicide. Neurologist Philipp Mergenthaler is looking for biochemical mechanisms that prevent cell death in stroke patients and people with rare mitochondrial diseases.
Financial mathematician Peter Friz specializes in one of the most promising fields of mathematics: the theory of rough paths. Developed to a large extent in Berlin, this theory has the potential to make financial markets more stable.
Philosopher Alva Noë believes that we perceive using our whole body. He brings together dancers and natural scientists to explore the transformative power of art, and contest neurocentric views of the mind.
The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin. The Foundation funds cutting-edge science and research in Berlin and helps to strengthen the city's reputation as one the world's foremost research hotspots.