Scientific fraud cases

  • Posted on: 31 October 2016
  • Last updated on: 7 April 2017

Case : Kathrin Mädler (Germany)

Fraud type : Images duplication/manipulation
Name : Kathrin Mädler
Position & Institutions : Professor at the University of Bremen, head of the Islet Biology Laboratory at the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions of faculty 2 (biology / chemistry).
Date : 2014 - 2016
Cases reported by/on : PubPeer
Fraud type : Scientific misconducts
Number of publication retractions/corrections: 1 retraction and 4 corrections
Investigation body : The "Committee for the Investigation of Allegations of Scientific Misconduct" at the University of Bremen & the German Foundation for Research (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)).
Investigation report :
  • Communication of DFG (9 December 2016)
  • Rector´s Statement about the results of the investigation of the Committee for the Investigation of Allegations of Scientific Misconduct of the University of Bremen concerning allegations against Dr. Kathrin Mädler [German, English] - 25 October 2016
Decision : Kathrin Mädler loses Heisenberg Professorship.
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