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Professor joins dole queue

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A senior academic at the university of Luxembourg has been fired and his career may be in tatters following a misconduct scandal.

(JB) A senior academic at the university of Luxembourg has been fired and his career may be in tatters following a misconduct scandal.

Biochemist Carsten Carlberg was accused earlier this year of deception by co-writing and approving two articles containing invalid scientific results.

The articles, which were written with post-doc grad student Tatjana Degenhardt, in Finland, have since been retracted.

However, as senior author of the documents, earlier this year the university launched an investigation.

Mr Carlberg took on the post of professor at the University of Luxembourg in 2006 where he led a team in the field of biochemistry.

The university today released a press release confirming his dismissal, saying that rector Rolf Tarrach took the decision out of a desire to protect the reputation of the young institution's science faculties.