About the Journal

FUTURA - the international journal of our foundation.

Since its first publication in 1986, FUTURA has published reviews and discourses on biomedical research, as well as contributions on the social and political framework of the foundation's scientific focus. The first and foremost task of FUTURA, however, is to provide information on the work of the foundation, e.g. by reporting on the research supported by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds in a form that is both readable to those in the field and understandable to scientists outside the immediate discipline.

Opinions expressed in FUTURA may not automatically be assumed to be the official standpoint of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds. This is particularly the case when the article is accompanied by the name of the author(s).

FUTURA is usually published three times a year in print and online. However, in the interest of our fellows, we do not publish descriptions of planned or ongoing projects online. Futura is distributed free of charge to all those involved or interested in the foundation, i.e. to all current and former fellowship holders and their supervisors, to peers, reviewers, to our donors as well as to individuals and institutions interested in biomedical research. Request a print copy

Last FUTURA Issues

Volume 30 (2) 2015

Please click for download of the Futura 2_2015 (2.6 MB file size)

In this issue you will find articles on:

  • Vaccinations (by Kirsten Achenbach)
  • 19 PhD summaries of our PhD fellows
  • A "Who-is-who?" article introducing our Board member Hidde Ploegh
  • A short note thanking "BIF's guardian in the Mountain" mountain guide Peter Schulz
  • A closer look at BIF's selection process for PhD fellows "How to find the sharpest needle in the stack"
  • Papers in the Spotlight by Tilman Flock, Katarzyna Kowalik, Michael Pasternack, Sybille Pfender, Magda Schlesiger, Elvin Wagenblast, Esen Sefik and David Zemmour
  • Our BIF fellows guide to Lisbon
  • As well as news from the BIF network

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