[Translate to English:] Ein junges Mädchen mit pinker Jacke schaut freudig durch ein kleines Mikroskop. Rechts neben ihr ist ein Junge im selben Alter zu sehen, der einen Gegenstand in seinen Händen zu untersuchen scheint, der aber abgeschnitten ist. Die zwei Kinder befinden sich anscheinend auf einer trockenen Wiese oder etwas Ähnlichem

Citizen Science

Citizen Science projects and events for the anniversary

The Biology department invites the citizens of Ulm to celebrate the department's anniversary together and to take part in current research on this occasion or to take a look at the work of the biological institutes at Ulm University at events and lectures!

Offers are briefly presented on this page and will be added continuously.

Flower meadow
Bioblitz Ulm
Participate and research through species mapping with the app iNaturalist

Bioblitz Ulm from 3rd of May until 14th of July 2023

Step into the field and become an explorer! Whether oak, squirrel or jay - discover and document the diversity of plants, animals and fungi in and around Ulm! Whether with a smartphone or a large lens - lie in wait and photograph plants and animals - whatever comes in front of your lens! Upload them to the iNaturalist platform and be part of the Bioblitz Ulm from 03 May to 14 July 2023.
Only wild plants and animals count. A prize awaits the winner!

Let's go! Take out your smartphone and join in!

Offizcial project page on iNaturalist

Taxa all taxa
Location Alb-Donau-Kreis, DE, BW
Neu-Ulm, BY, DE
Ulm, BW, DE
Usergroup all
Projects all
Quality research, needs ID, hobby
Media type all
Date May 03, 2023 · 11:00 UTC - July 14, 2023 · 09:03 UTC
Distribution all

*The images uploaded as part of the project may be evaluated by the organising team and used in the presentation of the project at the award ceremony in the auditorium of the University of Ulm on 14.07.23 (screenshot of the project). Further data protection guidelines can be found in the settings of iNaturalist. If children and young people participate, their parents agree to the data protection guidelines. If you do not wish to participate in the project and the awarding of the prize, please send an e-mail to stefan.braendel@uni-ulm.de. 

Word "Resilience" on reddish aquarel coloured background
Stress and Resilience in Biological Systems: The effect of the stress hormone and drug cortisone
Lecture series of the Ulm University Society

Lecture on 6th of May 2023 | 11 a.m. | Studio der Sparkasse Ulm, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 2, 89073 Ulm

Humans, animals and plants are constantly exposed to stressful situations: when there are changes in the environment, triggered by climate change, for example, but also when there are changes inside the body, such as those caused by illness and injury. How organisms deal with stress and how they protect themselves against stress-related damage (resilience) is being researched in the Department of Biology at Ulm University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The research group led by Professor Jan Tuckermann (Institute of Molecular Endocrinology of Animals) is investigating the effect of the stress hormone cortisone. The body's own cortisone mediates stress reactions in the organism. As a drug, it is used to treat inflammation and cancer. However, it is also known that side effects in the metabolism can occur with higher doses. In his lecture, Jan Tuckermann will present current research results that explain how cortisone influences the metabolism via immune cells - for example, also during fasting. These interactions offer promising starting points for the development of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of inflammatory and metabolic diseases.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jan Tuckermann
Dean of Biology, Vice Dean of the Faculty of for Natural Sciences
Director of the Institute for Molecular
Endocrinology of Animals