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  • As part of the “STEAM Imaging IV” residency program, Turkish artist Zeynep Abes is on the trail of the secrets of memory. At the beginning, the MR image of a blood vessel tree in the human brain appears on the monitor. Sound and music start to play and the image dissolves, forming shapes and patterns that immediately dissolve again and come together to form new structures. The work can leave you spellbound and immersed in an associative maelstrom of organic-looking pixel clouds flowing back and forth. “Moments Within: Visualizing the Journey of Memory” is the title of the multimedia work by Turkish artist Zeynep Abes. It was created during the “STEAM Imaging IV” residency program hosted this year by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS in Bremen in collaboration with Ars Electronica, the International Fraunhofer Talent School Bremen, the School Center Walle, and the UCLA ArtSci Center. In September, the artwork will be presented online at this year's Ars Electronica Festival. At the end of 2022, it will be on display as an installation at the UCLA ArtSci Center.

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  • Bremen will be hosting the prestigious International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in 2026. Thanks to the successful application made by the U Bremen Research Alliance and the Section for Artificial Intelligence at the German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) this leading conference will be held in Germany again after 43 years. With this, Germany and especially Bremen demonstrated its suitability as an excellent place for artificial intelligence and science.

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  • As part of a strategic funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft [German Research Foundation – DFG] is establishing eight new research groups. One of them is coming to Bremen – the research group “Lifespan AI: From Longitudinal Data to Lifespan Inference in Health” headed by Professor Tanja Schultz from the University of Bremen and Professor Marvin N. Wright from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS.

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  • More than 100 million individuals worldwide suffer from organ fibrosis, a pathological proliferation of connective tissue in an organ, such as the lung, heart and liver. Hardly any causal treatments are available to date. The unmet medical need is partly due to the fact that the existing disease models for fibrosis research are insufficient and little predictive. Coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, four Fraunhofer institutes (ITEM, IWS, MEVIS und IMW) have joined forces in the FibroPaths® project aimed at enabling rapid and safe development of antifibrotic drugs.

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  • Fraunhofer MEVIS is well represented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Pathology (DGP 2022) from June 9 to 11 in Muenster. The conference offers researchers the opportunity to exchange ideas directly and intensively after the last purely digital meetings. The motto of the conference is: Connective (tissue) pathology – what connects us!

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  • Diversity is an important asset for Fraunhofer MEVIS, which works with human medical data from all over the world. To raise awareness of diversity and unconscious bias and increase the visibility of diversity at the institute, Fraunhofer MEVIS celebrates German Diversity Day 2022 on May 31 with various activities on site and online.

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  • For this year’s Tribeca Immersive programme at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, which will be presented at the historic site of 120 Broadway, New York, USA from 9-19 June, London-based art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast, the immersive production company Atlas V and US producing company Pressman Film present the world premiere of an extraordinary new collaborative virtual reality experience, entitled EVOLVER: a free-roaming, immersive journey through the breathing body.

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