Climbing 2007

This years group outing was taking place at the "Klettergarten" close to the Hermansdenkmal, and at the "Freilicht" museum in Detmold.

Archery

The preparations for a pioneering enterprise of nearly the complete staff of the Genome Research group are running full speed ahead, the exertion reaches its boiling-point: very soon, a team of 28 researchers will start to experience evolution at the own body.

The group did separate into two teams of researchers. The first team tries - while swinging up into the tops of high trees - to experience the genetic repertoire of our ancestors at their on body, and to get hints how it might have been to look down out of the safety of the tree tops.

Archery

Obviously, everybody is responsible for his or her's own survival! This is clearly explained to the evolution research team once again. Even the small print is being read in detail.

Archery
Archery

The second research team attended to the closer past and tries to get the question solved: „Human being and living environment ? does it work out?“.

Archery

By observation of numerous historical housing facilities it could be shown that human being and fire were able - at least temporarily ? to live side by side also in peaceful coexistence (occasionally they were not).

By observation of numerous historical housing facilities it could be shown that human being and fire were able - at least temporarily ? to live side by side also in peaceful coexistence (occasionally they were not).

Archery
Archery

At the end of the day, the two teams joined again. One of the final experiments resulted in a negative outcome: the sausage-genome still did not adapt to the extreme conditions on a barbecue grill ? unfortunately the sausage did not survive the experiment.

And then the last discovery of today’s eventful research expedition: the going-home gene.

Authors: Melanie Kuhlmann, Thomas Rosleff Sörensen
TTranslation: Ulrike Schalk