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    Hängematte unter Palmen

    Fruit flies from warm regions have a siesta, whereas their Nordic counterparts do not. Biologists from the University of Würzburg reset the circadian clock of African flies in an experiment. As a result, these insect also reduced the length of their siesta.


    Crazy about biology

    Der Biologie-Master-Student Taylor Stofflet in einem Labor der Biophysik. (Foto: Lena Köster)

    Studying for a master's degree in biology at the University of Würzburg (Germany) in English? No problem: Taylor Stofflet from the USA loves the program.

    Ulrich Brückner (Foto: privat)

    Ulrich Brückner - the Würzburg student turned Stanford professor. He feels privileged and enjoys working with the students at Stanford University in California.

    Aktivierung des Furchtnetzes im Gehirn, dargestellt mittels funktioneller Kernspintomografie (Bild: Dr. Tina Lonsdorf, Systemische Neurowissenschaften UKE Hamburg)

    Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the individual patients.

    6.401 Gründungsprojekte haben die Hochschulen 2016 betreut. Dies geht aus einer Studie des Stifterverbandes für die Deutsche Wirtschaft hervor. Darin wird das Gründungsklima an der Universität Würzburg besonders gelobt. (Foto: Stifterverband)

    The "Gründungsradar" (start-up radar) of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft ranks the Julius Maximilians University (JMU) among the top large universities in Germany.

    Metaphorische Darstellung des regulatorischen Mechanismus der Ubiquitin-Ligase HUWE1. Als Dimer ist HUWE1 inaktiv. Die molekularen “Daumen” und “Zeigefinger”-Regionen vermitteln den Zusammenhalt der beiden Moleküle. Im Gegensatz dazu bilden einze

    Scientists at the University of Würzburg have generated new insights into the intricate molecular underpinnings of ubiquitin signaling. Their results may provide new avenues for cancer therapy.

    Rothirsch im Wald

    Climate change is affecting vegetation also in our latitudes. For the first time, scientists have conducted experiments to determine to what extent wild animals are capable of adjusting to this change.

    Der christliche Theologe Thomas von Aquin triumphiert über die Lehren des Arabers Averroes (unten Mitte). Tafelbild im Dominikanerkloster San Marco (Florenz) aus der Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts. (Foto: Polo Museale Regionale della Toscana)

    During the Renaissance, the Europeans began to supplant the Arabic roots of their culture: This is the gist of Dag Nikolaus Hasse's new book (Harvard University Press). Hasse is a professor of philosophy.

    Teil einer Automobil-Fertigungsstraße und ein simuliertes Modell als 3D-Punktwolke. Rot gefärbt sind die Stellen, an denen es bei einem Modellwechsel zu Kollisionen käme. (Bild: Andreas Nüchter)

    How does an automotive assembly line have to be retrofitted for a change of model? 3D scanners are a way to find this out. Professor of computer science, Andreas Nüchter, is a specialist for the job.

    Lars Dölken

    What happens when herpes viruses invade human cells? This question is the research focus of Professor Lars Dölken. His work is now being funded by a grant from the European Research Council worth around two million euros.

    Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp

    Another award for Laurens Molenkamp: The physicist won the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017 in the "Science" category. The scientist earned the recognition for his work in the field of spintronics.

    Olaf Acker

    Studying business management to become a business consultant: Alumnus Olaf Acker seems to have pursued a classic career. Today, strategic consulting is a focal task of his job – especially from a digital transformation angle.

    Vegatation auf dem Kilimandscharo in etwa 3.800 Meter Höhe. (Foto: Andreas Ensslin)

    Why is the diversity of animals and plants so unevenly distributed on our planet? Here are new data on this core issue of ecology. They show biodiversity to be driven by temperature.

    Wissenschaftler arbeiten an High-Tech-Geräten. (Foto: Knud Dobberke für Fraunhofer ISC)

    Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. Below, we will present their outstanding results.

    Stufenkanten in topologisch kristallinen Isolatoren (Grafik: Thomas Bathon/Paolo Sessi/Matthias Bode)

    Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.


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