As with all things in life, healthy brain function depends on a balance of forces. We think of our brains as active - moving a leg and saying a word are all "active" events. But it is just as important for our brains to be able to stop these actions -to stop our leg, and to stop our speech. ... more
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Jan Engels, born 1989, studied bio engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen. After acquiring his Bachelor's degree, Prof. Reinhard Renneberg suggested him for the fast-track programme of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for a directly subsequent PhD in chemistry. He was accepted. His interest is in nano particles for evidencing various reagents and their direct application. At the moment, his research is targeted at FDA nano crystals for various immune assays. Furthermore, his scientific interest has led to his activity in founding a start-up company spun off from the research group of Prof. Renneberg.