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 two 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 However, in the interest of our fellows, we do not publish descriptions of planned or ongoing projects online.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 32 (1) 2017

Please click for download of the Futura 2_2017 (2.5 MB file size)

The articles include:

  • Autophagy, again and again (Sarah Williams)
  • Profile of Phage Lambda
  • 18 Results of PhD projects and nine MD fellows (the print version also introduces 25 new PhD projects)
  • Papers in the spotlight from, Susanne Falkner, Michael Hauer, and Christian Schmidt
  • Our BIF fellow's guide to Szeged by Akos Nyerges
  • A 25 year old project funded by BIF that now paid off
  • As well as news from the BIF network



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