News of the Student Laboratory


Make It Saarland - 14 & 15 May 2022 - Premiere in Saarbrücken
Around 1000 young interested people visited the first technology fair "" in the East Side Fab and in the courtyard of the neighbouring building complex on Eschberger Weg in Saarbrücken. It was a mixture of "youth research", family outing and technology lesson this weekend.
At the stands of more than 40 exhibitors, visitors were able to immerse themselves in the diverse and fascinating world of technology and other topics. We, the NanoBioLab school laboratory, offered exciting hands-on experiments on the topic of chemistry at our stand.
'Amazing experiments were shown to visitors on a stage in the courtyard - like those of the Nano-Bio-Lab of Saarland University, which school classes can visit at any time. Chemistry teacher Heike Luxenburger-Becker demonstrated what you can do with liquid nitrogen cooled down to minus 196 degrees - for example, hammering a nail into a board with a shock-frozen orange.' (SZ 06.05.22)
Click here for a video of the fair:


19th UniCamp for schoolgirls at Saarland University
With the motto "Fascination with Natural Sciences and Technology", the UniCamp for female pupils from Saarland schools in grades 8 and 9 interested in science and technology takes place every year during the summer holidays at Saarland University. The next UniCamp will take place this year from 25 to 29 July 2022.
The 20 schoolgirls will get to know the chemistry department at our NanoBioLab. Here they have the opportunity to gain an insight into laboratory work through independent experimentation.
Information on the UniCamp and registration:

Registration deadline for this year's UniCamp is 6 June!

Do you always need a flame to burn? 
Prof. Dr. Christopher Kay answered this question on Wednesday, 4 May, at the Children's University in front of about 500 astonished boys and girls.
From burning banknotes to the dependence of the colour of light or flame on the wavelength, colleague Vanessa Lang talked about combustion with flames in the first half of the lecture. Through the experiments, the children recognised the common factor in all combustion: Oxygen. Annika Eichinger then explained to the children what 'cold combustion' is, so combustion without a flame. We all know this kind of combustion: rust. The effect of cold combustion was demonstrated with a model car with a fuel cell.
The lecture was concluded with a dramatic addition by the combustion of lycopod spores.


MAKE-IT.SAARLAND // 14 & 15 May 2022 - The fair for makers in Saarland
Two days of tinkering, crafting, experimenting. This summer it's going to be technical, innovative and sustainable - The festival around new technologies and trendy topics for young and old.
We, the NanoBiolab student laboratory of the UdS, will also be there!
What do we have prepared?
On both days there will be exciting hands-on experiments on chemistry/ STEM topics. In addition, there will be a fascinating show on liquid nitrogen at 12:30 pm each day.
More information about Make it and registration can be found here:


"Does combustion always require a flame?"

 We encounter burns all the time in everyday life: from burning candle wax to burning gasoline in the car. But are these burns all the same and do we always need a flame to burn them? We want to get to the bottom of these questions based on impressive experiments from the perspective of chemistry.

 The Children's University in the summer semester of 2022 will focus on the topic of "Experimental Worlds" in three lectures. Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. on April 26, 2022.

 For more information and to register, visit the Kinderuni page:


Girls Day on 04/28/2022 is an annual opportunity for female students in grades 8 and up to get a taste of science and technology. This year, Saarland University has once again put together an exciting program and the NanoBioLab is once again a part of it.

2022 - The world is threatened by a new virus and needs to be saved. And where better to do that than in the lab? Through thrilling experiments and clever combination of clues, a combination lock must be cracked in three hours to get the antidote. Can humanity be saved by you?

 If you are interested, you can find more information on the Girls Day website:

We are looking forward to seeing you!


New NanoBioLab Science School: Schaumberg School in Theley (March 2022)

The mission statement of the Schaumberg School is: "Living sustainably together, experiencing new things and shaping life paths". Among other things, the students are supported in the STEM subjects.

Further information can be found here.


NanoBioLab Science School - plaque handover (January 2022)

Last week we were at the Gymnasium am Schloss in Saarbrücken for the plaque handover and to discuss possible joint projects within this cooperation.

We are looking forward to deepening the cooperation!

More information can be found here.


NanoBioLab Science School - Plaque handover (January 2022)

Last week we were at the Peter-Wust Gymnasium in Merzig for the plaque handover and to discuss possible joint projects within this cooperation.

We are looking forward to deepening our cooperation!

More information about the Peter-Wust Gymnasium and other partner schools can be found here.


New NanoBioLab Science School: Gemeinschaftsschule Gersheim (December 2021)

The Gemeinschaftsschule Gersheim offers science lessons already from grade 5. From grade 9 on, the subjects are then divided into chemistry, physics and biology.

Click here for more information.



News from 2021

Merry Christmas and a good start into the new year!

The NanoBioLab team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022.

Stay healthy and enjoy the holidays!

New NanoBioLab Science School: Albert Einstein Gymnasium Völklingen (November 2021)

Here you can find more information.


Plaque handover: NanoBioLab Science School: Gymnasium am Steinwals Neunkirchen (November 2021)

Here  you can find more information.


Plaque handover: NanoBioLab Science School: Nikolaus-Groß-Gemeinschaftsschule from Lebach (September 2021)

Here you can find more information.


New NanoBioLab Science School: Realschule plus Kell am See (September 2021)

Here you can find more information.


New NanoBioLab Science School: Marie-Luise-Kaschnitz- Gymnasium (September 2021)

Here you can find more information.


18th Unicamp for female students at Saarland University!

From July 26 to 30, 2021, the Unicamp will take place on the campus of the UdS! The program is aimed at girls in grades 8 and 9 and has the motto: "Fascination with science and technology".

On the second day, the girls will be with us in the NanoBioLab and will be allowed to experiment on their own.

For more information about the Unicamp:

New NanoBioLab Science School: Neunkirchen Community School (July 2021)

Here you can find more information.