Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum



Call: kultur-im-dialog.eu+

30.11.2017, Berlin | In 2018 the MitOst e.V. and the Schering Stiftung once again organize the competition kultur-im-dialog.eu+ with the aim to support cultural projects that deal with individual experience or national transformation processes in Europe and its neighbouring regions. The call concerns the performing arts, music, dance, visual arts and film. Projects can interdisciplinary combine science and art or different forms of artistic design, or support the sustainable relations between neighbouring countries or in border regions. The aim is to foster long-term partnerships and innovative artistic ideas between the participating actors through cultural project work. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018. For detailed information about the competition please click here.


Call for Nominations: Friedmund Neumann Prize 2018

19.10.2017, Berlin | The Ernst Schering Foundation awards the Friedmund Neumann Prize to young scientists for outstanding basic research in human biology, organic chemistry or human medicine. The prize is directed at young scientists who have completed their dissertation and have already developed a distinctive scientific profile. The award aims to make visible excellent scientific achievement and thus help the prize winners establish themselves in their field of research. It carries a prize money of € 10,000 and is not given for a specific purpose. Nominations for the Friedmund Neumann Prize 2018 may be submitted to the Ernst Schering Foundation until December 15, 2017.

Friedmund Neumann Preis



Call for Nominations: Ernst Schering Prize 2018

19.10.2017 Berlin | The 50,000 EUR Ernst Schering Prize is one of the most prestigious German science awards. Given annually by the Ernst Schering Foundation, Berlin, it honors scientists worldwide whose pioneering basic research has yielded new, inspiring models or led to fundamental shifts in biomedical knowledge. Nominations for the award 2018 may be submitted to the Ernst Schering Foundation until December 15, 2017.

Ernst Schering           



Call for Applications: Young Leaders in Science 2018/2019

01.11.2017 Berlin | April 2018 will mark the beginning of the next round of the Young Leaders in Science management training, which the Ernst Schering Foundation has developed in cooperation with the Centre for Science & Research Management in Speyer. We accept applications from outstanding young scientists in the life sciences who have just assumed – or are about to assume – a leadership position. Written applications have to be submitted to the Ernst Schering Foundation no later than January 31, 2018.




Art with neuroscience on a par

17.11.2017, Berlin | In June 2017, the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience launched an open call inviting artists to approach cutting-edge research questions in computational neuroscience from an artistic perspective. The open call was headlined “On Display – An Artistic View on Computational Neuroscience. ” In October, the Berlin-based Japanese artist Yutaka Makino was selected by an international jury of renowned professionals in science and art. Makino has an extensive interdisciplinary artistic profile at the intersection of art, music, philosophy, architecture and not least science. Over the course of the next months, he will be working closely with researchers from the Bernstein Network. The project’s outcome will be presented to the public at a Science & Society Session, funded by the Schering Stiftung, at the Bernstein Conference in Berlin on September 26–28, 2018.




How Insects Have Cultivated Flowers

15.11.2017, Berlin | All of us have delighted in flowers and perhaps asked ourselves why they come in so many different sizes, shapes, colors, and scents. The most succinct answer is: sex. Flowers serve the regular exchange of genetic material by taking pollen from one blossom to another. During this cross-pollination, insects often play the role of breeders, as Professor Susanne Renner from the University of Munich will show in the last lecture in the Science in the Dinosaur Hall lecture series. Entitled “How Insects Have Cultivated Flowers,” the lecture takes place at the Berlin Museum of Natural History on December 8, at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, this event is now fully booked.




Lecture Series Cell Communication

23.10.2017, Berlin | In the 2017/2018 winter term, the Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences at HU Berlin invites the public to a colloquium on “Cell Communication.” The colloquium features lectures by high-profile international scientists who draw on their current research to present the entire spectrum of cell communication, from cells communicating across long distances to direct cell-to-cell communication. Communication can take place between cells of the same type as well as been different cell types of an organism or different organisms. On December 7, 2017, at 4 p.m., Jenifer Croce from the Pierre and Maria Curie University in Paris, France, will talk about “Roles of cCnonical Wnt Signaling in Embryogenesis: Insights from Sea Urchin Investigations.”




Hybrid Encounters. Siobhan Davies & Arno Villringer

25.10.2017, Berlin | With “Hybrid Encounters”, the Hybrid Plattform and the Schering Foundation begin a new series of events devoted to the dialogue between art and science in hybrid forms of presentation. Eminent international guests from the arts and sciences get a carte blanche to organise an evening event with a Berlin personality who is either artistically or scientifically active in a way that is complementary to their own background.

Hybrid Encounters



Salon of the Komische Oper Berlin and the Schering Stiftung

18.10.2017, Berlin |  Theory meets entertainment, art meets science. Once again this season, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Schering Stiftung organize four evening salons featuring renowned scholars and scientists. In loose conjunction with the opera’s season program, the salon conversations explore topics that are of interest to both science and the opera world. Discussions in a playful atmosphere as well as a variety of discussion formats and artistic interventions transform the lobby of the Komische Oper Berlin into a 21st-century salon. The salon continues the successful collaboration between the Komische Oper Berlin and the Schering Stiftung of the last three seasons.




Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest

11.10.2017, Berlin | The forest is a myth – sung and romanticized by artists in all epochs and regions. It is a place of longing, a living environment, and a resource. For nineteenth-century naturalists, it was also a site of knowledge. But what does the (rain) forest look like today? How have humans changed this ideal habitat acccording to their needs and destroyed the finely calibrated interplay between the species? Vice versa, what insights do we have today about humans serving as an integral part of this fruitful system? From the perspective of natural science, is the separation of nature and culture still tenable in the anthropocene? These questions will be addressed by the exhibition “Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest,” which is curated by Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin and will open at the Center for Natural History in Hamburg on November 9, 2017.

Trans-Amazonian-highway under construction




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