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Nestling blue tits can discriminate between the smell of other nestlings and adapt their begging behaviour accordingly. This is the outcome of the latest study by Freigeist-Fellow Dr. Barbara Caspers and Dr. Peter Korsten from Bielefeld University.

Apply now: From August 13 to 21, 2017, the UNLEASH initiative brings together young talents from science, technology and business who are working on topics related to the SDGs of the United Nations. The Volkswagen Foundation is a partner of the initiative and supports young researchers who are funded by the Foundation.

Researchers from the Landesmuseum Hannover and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin have described a new genus and species among the ancestors of modern crocodiles. Knoetschkesuchus lived on an island in the Jurassic sea in the Harz foothills in Germany.

Dr. John Amuasi, the first director of the African Research Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases, is attending the "International German Forum" today and talks to the Chancellor about his research and the challenges Africa faces in dealing with neglected tropical diseases.

The latest research on the critical importance of the early postnatal priming period for life long immune homeostasis and health was discussed at the Herrenhausen Conference on December 5-7, 2016, in Hanover, Germany.
Die Möglichkeiten, die das Editieren von Genomsequenzen bietet, um schwere Erkrankungen beim Menschen zu behandeln, wurden während des Nature Herrenhausen Symposium "Genome Editing for Gene and Cell Therapy" diskutiert.

On October 4-6, 2016, researchers and international experts met in Hanover, Germany, for a Herrenhausen Conference.

From 8th to 11th of September 2016, the heads of some of the largest foundations in Europe, the Hague Club, are convening in Hanover for their annual meeting.

On June 9-11, 2016, researchers and international experts on transnational and comparative approaches from social, economic, cultural and political history met in Hanover, Germany, for a Herrenhausen Symposium.