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uni'wissen 01-2012_ENG

Masthead uni’wissen, the research magazine of the University of ­Freiburg, is published twice yearly. Publisher Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer Responsible for Content Rudolf-Werner Dreier, Director of the Office of Public Relations Expert Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bauhus, Forest and Environmental Sciences Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff, Archaeology Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski, Biology Prof. Dr. Sabine Rospert, Medicine Prof. Dr. Margit Zacharias, Microsystems Engineering Editorial Staff Nicolas Scherger (Head Editor) Eva Opitz Rimma Gerenstein Address of Editorial Staff Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Fahnenbergplatz, D-79085 Freiburg Phone +49 (0)761 203-8812 Fax +49 (0)761 203-4278 Email Print Run 10,000 copies English Translation Dr. David Heyde Photos Unless otherwise indicated, property of the university. Cover photo: Bender Conception, Design, Production qu-ınt. | marken | medien | kommunikation Alter Zollhof, Freiburg Advertisements Daniel Adler, qu-ınt. | marken | medien | kommunikation Phone 0761/28288-16 Fax 0761/28288-69 Email Printing and Production Hofmann Druck, Emmendingen Distribution Office of Public Relations Yearly Subscription Price 6 euros uni’wissen is available free of charge for students and employees of the university. ISSN 2194-8054 © Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. All rights reserved. Reproduction, also of excerpts, only with permission from the editors. Articles indicating the author’s name do not necessar­ ily reflect the opinions of the publisher or the editors. The editors reserve the right to edit or abridge articles sent in by external contributors. uni’wissen is available online at