Prof. Christa Baumstark-Kha conducts academic exchange at BIT---“21st Century Subject Frontier” series

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News source & photographer: School of Life Science
Translator: Zhao Juan
Editor: Propaganda Department of the Party Committee  Zhao Lin

    Professor Christa Baumstark-Khan of German Aerospace Center DLR visited School of Life Science of Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT) and delivered a report titled “NF-B and its Contribution to Mammalian Cell Radiation Response after Exposure to Space Related Radiation Qualities” on Mar. 4th,2013. Some teachers, postgraduates and undergraduates from School of Life Science attended the symposium.

    Professor Christa Baumstark-Khan explained the adverse influences of radiation and the repair pathway--- NF-B pathway which could regulate the physiological process of cells. Over this topic, he had a heated discussion with the students and teachers present. Also, Deng Yulin, professor from School of Life Science, gave a brief introduction of BIT and School of Life Science. Through this successful academic exchange, both sides shared their views and experiences, laying foundation for further interaction.

Introduction of DLR:

    The German Aerospace Center (German: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), abbreviated DLR, is the National Center for aerospace, transportation and energy research of the Federal Republic of Germany. With its headquarters located in Cologne, it employs 6,200 people and has 29 institutions and facilities, spread over 13 sites, as well as offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington, DC. DLR is a member of the Helmholts Association of German Research Centers, from which and German national budget and the European Space Agency it gets 700 million euro each year for research funds. The DLR is engaged in a wide range of research and development projects in national and international partnerships. In addition to the conduction its own research projects, DLR also acts as the German space agency. As such, it is responsible for planning and implementing the German space program on behalf of the German federal government. The current researches of DLR includes HRSC on board Mars Express, Remote sensing of the Earth, Earth observation satellite TerraSAR-X, CO2 Emissions research, Solar thermochemical hydrogen production, Solar tower power plant in Spain, and Columbus laboratory in International Space Station, etc. The headquarters of DLR is near the airport of Cologne, in which also locate European Astronaut Training Center, Space Medical Research Center, and Dynamics Research Center, etc.
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