More than 600 conference papers, upwards of 450 publications in scientific journals and third-party funding of more than €12 million - that's the kind of record numerous scientific institutes dream of. On 19 October 2007, the Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies (INB) was the first interdisciplinary research institute of FH Aachen to be introduced to the public. "We are bringing nanotechnology and biotechnology closer together, the key technologies of the 21st century," as Professor Schöning puts it. When it comes to research work, the Jülich institute benefits, above all, from the dedicated work with young talents: Under the leadership of Professor Schöning, a graduate seminar (now doctoral programme, or Promotionskolleg) was established in 2008 to permanently secure INB's young scientific talent. Since then, 22 researchers have successfully completed their doctorates at the INB.