What do we humans have in common with stars? Humans are born, live and die one day – so do stars. But with stars, everything happens over long cosmological time scales and with much more glamour and…

Cluster News

09/23/2022 Mid of September, ORIGINS PI Petra Schwille received the Otto Warburg Medal 2021 at the fall meeting of the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM). The Otto Warburg Medal 2021 honors Petra Schwille's outstanding research work, which is of great interest nationally and internationally.


09/12/2022 On a regular basis, "Exzellent erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle" reports from one of the 57 clusters of excellence funded under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. In the ORIGINS episode "The ORIGINS of Life Lab: tracing the origin of life", podcaster Larissa Vassilian talks with Prof. Petra Schwille and Prof. Dieter Braun about the possible beginnings of life.