How does a drug molecule know its desired location to act? Why do we still need injections? There are much more questions to ask to ensure a safe and efficient medical treatment. Common problems of drug therapy include (1) poor absorption, (2) rapid excretion and metabolism, (3) non-specific distribution and (4) high toxicity. As a result, patients suffer from inefficient drug treatment, side effects and a high number of injections. Pharmaceutical technology (Galenics) offers solutions to the dilemma. The location and release kinetics of the drug is controlled by an appropriate drug delivery system (DDS).
Mona Schreiber – “The Art of Science – Make science more colorful”
Science often takes place in ivory towers, whilst graphic designers use images to explain almost all facets of our daily life. Connecting scientists and designers paves the way for a comprehensible language that makes knowledge accessible for everybody. Our goal is to create a network of scientists, artists and journalists to spread the power of knowledge.
Frederik Bub – “From lections to actions: How to empower students for sustainability”
Hungry polar bears, dying honeybees and an outrageous global injustice: This world is a mess. So as a students we thought about how universities can empower students not to run systems but to change them. And we created a student driven learning environment where students from all disciplines get together and address the relevant problems of our time and what to do about them... and we saw the change happen.
Robert J. Paxton – “What’s killing the bees?”
Bees are not only beautiful, they are also indispensable for nature conservation and agriculture. Yet they are under threat across the world; honey bees by virulent viruses and wild bees by intensification of land use. We have caused these problems, and we need to solve them for a sustainable future on planet Earth.
Evelyn Fischer, Isabelle Georg – “Work 4.0 – an integrative system”
Evelyn Fischer and Isabelle Geoerg studied Cultural Engineering in Magdeburg. Nowadays Evelyn is working for the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation. Isabelle works for the isw Institute for Structural Policy and Economic Development. Their paths crosssed again, by working together for the Center of Excellence of Social innovation Saxony-Anhalt. Evelyn and Isabelle will speak about the relationship between humans and machines and how this relationship will change in the era of digitalisation.
Johannes Herwig-Lempp – “Problems exist. Right? Wrong!”
The main obstacle to changing running systems as well as to solving problems is that we believe in their “real” existence. We often do not dare to accept different perspectives, because we believe in the truth of our perception. But if we enable new descriptions and explanations, we can develop new options for acting.
Johannes Hoppe – “Get sh*t done! Blaming (only) students for their procrastination doesn’t solve the problem.”
Procrastination usually is exclusively attributed to individual (self-regulation) failure. The danger in focusing on the person rather on the situational variables is to cure symptoms without changing causes. The talk wants to increase awareness for the fact that it is counterproductive to only blame students for their procrastination.
Isabel Peter – “Why children should be allowed to die at home.”
When children are afflicted by a severe or terminal illness, the necessary treatment often goes hand in hand with a long time of suffering, both for the children and their families, without a guarantee of survival. Often it is desirable to provide these children with intensive medical treatment at home – especially in their last phase of life. However, in Germany, mobile paediatric palliative care is currently only possible with significant financial support from private sponsors.
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