They examine the biological and social functions of emotions, analyse the importance of digital transformation for society, advance the development of new drugs against viral infections or investigate how diseases can be identified and cured in the body with the help of nanoprobes - but who are the people researching those fascinating topics as Einstein Fellows and Professors in Berlin? Meet the scientists personally in our new video series on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Einstein Foundation: "Simply Einstein - Encounters with great minds who shape our future".
For Research. For Berlin.
#9 - Angelika Eggert: Curing Childhood Cancer
Giving ill children a future with excellent research – that is the aim of Angelika Eggert. The specialist in childhood cancer treatment is Einstein Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Hematology as well as director of the clinic of the same name at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
#8 - Amr Aswad: DNA craftsman
As an Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow, Amr Aswad is analysing how viruses manage to infiltrate into human genetic material to enable better treatment of diseases in the future. He is part of the research group of Prof. Benedikt Kaufer at the Institute of Virology at Freie Universität Berlin.
#7 - Surjo Soekadar: Within Reach
Einstein Professor Surjo Soekadar researches how neurotechnologies can be used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. To do so, he examines so-called brain-computer interfaces. The physician is Professor of Clinical Neurotechnology at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
#6 - Katrina Forest: Spotlight on Bacteria
The research of microbiologist Katrina Forest generates a better understanding of the cycle of nutrients and energy in water. She is a professor of bacteriology and biophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and an Einstein Visiting Fellow at Technische Universität Berlin.
#5 - Viola Vogel: Life at the Nanoscale
By applying innovative approaches to the measurement of cell regulated mechanic forces in the body, Viola Vogel's research generates new insights in the area of regenerative medicine. She is a professor of applied mechanobiology at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and an Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Berlin Institute of Health.
#3 - Tilman Santarius: Sustainably Digital
Tilman Santarius has been researching and working on digitalization and sustainability since 2001. He is professor of socio-ecological transformation at TU Berlin and the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF).
#2 - Markus Ralser: Inner Nature
Einstein Professor Markus Ralser conducts fundamental research targeting the treatment of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. He is professor of biochemistry at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
#1 - Laura Kaltwasser: Understanding Emotions
Laura Kaltwasser contributes to our understanding of the biological and social function of emotions. She is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Group of Einstein Visiting Fellow Vittorio Gallese at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.
The video series was realised with the kind support of Marga und Kurt Möllgaard-Stiftung.