Nature Cell Biology Paper on Feedback Loops in Murine Stem-Cells

AICES-researchers Bernhard Schuldt, Michael Lenz and Andreas Schuppert contributed to a new study investigating the effect of Nanog-dependent feedback loops in murine embryonic stem cells recently published on-line in Nature Cell Biology (doi:10.1038/ncb2603). The study was the result of an international cooperation of scientists from the University of Southampton, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Kiel and the Schuppert group at AICES / RWTH Aachen. The AICES contribution extends prior work on pluripotency prediction (PMID:21378979, Nature Methods April 2011) to investigate the effect of a controlled perturbation in a small core pluritpotency network on global, whole genome scale gene expression.

Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes for the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series in Aachen

Thomas J. R. Hughes

As the fifth speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the AICES fellows invited the American engineer and mathematician Thomas J.R. Hughes. Dr. Hughes is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas, Austin. He is distinguished for his fundamental contributions to the development of the Finite Element Method and has pioneered computational methodologies that are widely employed throughout the computational mechanics community. He is among the most highly cited authors in scientific computing and his outstanding contributions to science and society have been recognized by many awards from international institutions and universities.

The topic of Professor Hughes' talk was Isogeometric Analysis. He summarized mathematical developments in Isogeometric Analysis, a field within Finite Element Analysis, which he pioneered and presented sample applications to problems of solid mechanics, structures and fluid mechanics.

As expected, Professor Hughes' talk was a striking success and attended by a large audience of about 150 researchers and students. During several meetings, the AICES fellows seized the opportunity to personally meet Professor Hughes, as well as to raise and discuss professional questions.

October 24, 2012

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Markus Bachmayr Passed His Doctoral Exam

Markus Bachmayr

Markus Bachmayr received his Bachelor Degree in Technical Mathematics and his Master Degree in Industrial Mathematics from Johannes Kepler Universität Linz in Austria. He started as an AICES fellow in May 2008, working on his thesis "Adaptive Low-Rank Wavelet Methods and Applications to Two-Electron Schrödinger Equations“, advised by Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl and Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen.
Location: AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Date: October 19, 2012

October 16, 2012
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Marek Behr Elected to the Executive Council of the German Association of Computational Mechanics

Marek Behr

Within the framework of the 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering in Vienna, Professor Marek Behr has been elected to the Executive Council of the German Association of Computational Mechanics (GACM) for a four-year term.

Prof. Wolfgang Wall (TU Munich), Prof. Michael Kaliske (TU Dresden) and Prof. Sven Klinkel (RWTH Aachen) were elected as President, Vice-President and Treasurer, respectively. Prof. Sigrid Leyendecker (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Dr. Thomas Münz (DYNAmore GmbH) will also serve as Council members.

GACM aims to stimulate research, training and the industrial practice in the area of computer simulation in engineering and natural sciences, to support the exchange of ideas on modeling, method development and applications in engineering and applied sciences, and to promote, coordinate and organize meetings and conferences in this field. GACM represents the interests of its members in appropriate international associations.

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Rolf Isele-Holder Receives Friedrich-Wilhelm Award 2012


Every year, the Friedrich-Wilhelm Foundation honors young researchers for outstanding scientific achievements. This year, AICES Fellow Rolf Isele-Holder has received the award for his diploma thesis "Establishing a Link Between COSMO-RS and Molecular Dynamics Simulations". Rolf´s thesis had been supervised by the AICES Professor Ahmed Ismail.
The presentation of the Friedrich-Wilhelm Award takes place on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 05:00 pm in Aula 1 of the RWTH main building.
Rolf Isele-Holder received his Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University. He started as an AICES fellow in October 2011.

September 12, 2012
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