News

In this section are listed news about important publications, research projects and events.

Awards

Four scientists receive the Dortmund Biomedicine Prize 2022

March 9, 2023 Yesterday, the Association for the Promotion of Biomedical and Clinical Research awarded four scientists in three categories. The award was given for scientifically outstanding work in the field of biomedical research that was carried out in …

Awards

Kuri Takahashi receives International Brain Stimulation Best Poster Award

At this year’s International Brain Stimulation Conference in Portugal at the end of February, Kuri Takahashi, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences, was awarded for her poster presentation.

Practice

Sleep deprivation affects cognitive performance

Anyone who has ever had a night of poor sleep or no sleep at all knows how much the lack of sleep can affect concentration the next day. Researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors have studied how exactly sleep …

Ergonomics

Work ability is influenced by physical fitness, social life and cognitive functions

Due to demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain the working capacity of ageing workforces. In a recent study, researchers from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environments and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) therefore …

IfADo

Work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety will be funded for three years

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation) is funding the work of the Senate Commission on Food Safety (Senatskommission zur gesundheitlichen Bewertung von Lebensmitteln – SKLM) with around 800,000 euros over the next three years. …

Research

What mechanisms are at work in paracetamol poisoning of the liver?

Acetaminophen poisoning (APAP) is the second most common cause of liver transplantation worldwide. However, not all the correlations that lead to liver damage from APAP are yet known.

Ergonomics

Half-time in the FELICE project: Shaping the future of global manufacturing

In the EU research project „Flexible Assembly Manufacturing with Human-Robot Collaboration and Digital Twin Models“ (FELICE), IfADo and numerous European partners are researching, among other things, collaboration between humans and robots in the context of …

Ergonomics

EU research project on sustainable work successfully completed

The EU-funded research project sustAGE (smart environments for person-centred sustainable work and well-being) was successfully completed in 2022. Together with international project partners, IfADo addressed the question of how the cognitive, emotional and …

IfADo

Michael Nitsche becomes a member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department of Psychology & Neurosciences, is a new member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. On 23 November, he accepted his membership certificate, together with other new members, from Leopoldina …