TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Julian Burschka - What your breath could reveal about your health
There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur.
Boris Hesser - A grassroots healthcare revolution in Africa
Half the world’s population doesn’t have access to basic health care.
Vikas Jaitely - How we can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs with a new class of vaccinesMore information Video
Vikas Jaitely - How we can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs with a new class of vaccines
The alarming rise of "superbugs" could claim up to 10 million lives globally by 2050 due to their unique ability to resist antibiotics.
Sarah Klein - The possibilities of human-centric lighting
Lighting, which is often selected based on installation costs, can actually help us improve how we work, help with jetlag, and even improve our sleep.
Doreen Koenning - Can sharks help us fight cancer?
Medicine made from human antibodies help us battle cancer and other diseases — but they blend into our immune system so well, it’s difficult to track their side effects.
Daniel Sherling - How we use a shipping container to spark scientific curiosityMore information Video
Daniel Sherling - How we use a shipping container to spark scientific curiosity
“How can students get excited about science if they don’t have access to the resources?” asks science education promoter Daniel Sherling.
Karl Skjonnemand - The self-assembling computer chips of the future
The transistors that power the phone in your pocket are unimaginably small: you can fit more than 3,000 of them across the width of a human hair.
Li Wei Tan - The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne
In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles - from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping.
Kathy Vinokurov - Challenging the perception of belonging
What happens when you're born in Russia, grow up in Israel and work for an international pharmaceutical company in Germany?
Scott Williams - The impact of a TED Talk - one year later
In 2017, Scott Williams highlighted the invaluable role of informal caregivers within society on the TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany stage.
Lars Jönsson - "Healthcare Anthem of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany"
A thoughtful ode to health care, composed by Tilo Alpermann and performed on the TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany stage by Lars Jönnson.
Deutsche Philarmonie (performance) - "Part II. The Journey Through Time" / “Ruslan and Lyudmila”More information Video
Deutsche Philarmonie (performance) - "Part II. The Journey Through Time" / “Ruslan and Lyudmila”
Composed by its conductor, Ben Palmer in 2018, the Deutsche Philharmonie performs "Part II.
Lena Bieber - Using happiness to evaluate a company’s success
Corporate happiness as key indicator for attracting Gen-Ys as future investors.
Hannah Bürckstümmer - A printable, flexible, organic solar cell
A vision of sustainable buildings and how organic solar cells can make it real.
Irina Kareva - Math can help uncover cancer's secrets
Mathematical modeling can help test hypotheses and move science forward if we learn how to ask the right questions.
Matthias Müllenbeck - What if we paid doctors to keep people healthy?
Change our sick-care system that reimburses treatment of the sick, into a healthcare system that reimburses preserving the health of the healthy.
Christian Schröter - How we’re tracking medical donations across the world
How end-to-end tracking of donation medicines can improve the impact of the available medication and accelerate the way forward towards the elimination of NTDs.
Ilona Stengel - The role of human emotions in science and research
Emotions and human feelings are as important for science and innovation as data and logic.
Dan Walker - Can we “print” smart objects?
In the near future digital printing techniques will allow us to locally produce bespoke, electrically functional objects.
Emilie Weight - 3 things I learned from my intellectually disabled son
Harnessing the strength of people with intellectual disability, transforming assistantship into partnership with them.
Christian Wickert - How fiction can help us better understand our reality
How creative writing can help us explore reality in a different way, changing how we work and negotiate.
Scott Williams - The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care
Modern health systems would cease to function without the crucial role played by caregivers.
Bijan Zakeri - From flesh eating bacteria to molecular superglue
Engineering a virulence factor from the flesh-eating bacteria to produce a new molecular superglue.
The untold stories of unpaid caregivers
Caregiving is universal - we all enter and leave this world needing care.
The global rise of diabetes—and how to prevent it
Diabetes is a serious problem that affects hundreds of millions worldwide, and the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death*.