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    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.

    Professor Jörg Vogel ist neuer Leibniz-Preisträger. (Foto: IMIB)

    It is considered the German equivalent of the Nobel Prize: The Leibniz Prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) comes with a 2.5 million euros cash prize. The 2017 laureates now were announced: Jörg Vogel (49), an RNA researcher and infection biologist, is one of them.

    Immunrezeptoren auf einer Krebszelle. Mit Hilfe der hochauflösenden Fluoreszenzmikroskopie ist es möglich, Rezeptoren in der Zellmembran mit Einzelmolekül-Sensitivität zu visualisieren und zu quantifizieren. (Bild: Sebastian Letschert)

    The European Structural Funds supports two new projects of the University of Würzburg with more than EUR 4.3 million. In close cooperation with the University Hospital and regional companies, research activities aim to drive medical progress.

    Die symmetrische Larve, kurz bevor die Metamorphose startet …

    Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified by comparing the genomes of two related fish species.

    Alumnus Urs-Peter Schmidt

    The world of chocolate has lost nothing of its fascination even after 23 years. At least for Urs-Peter Schmidt, an alumnus in Business Management at the University of Würzburg. Today, he is looking for new ideas to meet his customers' needs.

    Synapsen von Gehirnzellen, mit konventioneller Fluoreszenzmarkierung auf Antikörperbasis sichtbar gemacht: Die Pre-Synapsen (rot) und die Post-Synapsen (grün) erscheinen leicht unscharf; der synaptische Spalt ist nicht vollständig aufgelöst. (Bild: Fr

    Advance in biomedical imaging: The Biocenter of the University of Würzburg in close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen has developed an alternative approach to fluorescent tagging of proteins. The new probes are practicable and compatible with high-resolution microscopic procedures.

    Oliver Hunke vom BMWi übergibt die Urkunde an das Gründerteam von integrAi.de: Thomas Glaser, Bianca Heim und Joscha Riemann (v.l.n.r.). (Bild: Projektträger Jülich/ T. Großmann)

    integrAi.de reaps first successes. Besides having implemented the first projects, the team is excited to receive the 1,500th Exist start-up grant of the German government and a grant of the association "startsocial". The initiative, which has its roots in the University of Würzburg, aims to place 20,000 refugees in Germany more quickly into work.

    Thomson Reuters' Erhebung umfasst nach eigener Aussage "einige der einflussreichsten Köpfe der Welt." Vier davon arbeiten an der Uni Würzburg.

    Four professors from the University of Würzburg have been commended as "highly cited researchers". The US media corporation Thomson Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by scientists.

    Links ein Makrophage (Zellkern in blau), in dem eine Salmonelle (gelb) ruht. Rechts ein Makrophage, in dem sich die Bakterien (rot) vermehrt haben. (Bild: Antoine-Emmanuel Saliba)

    Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible, Würzburg researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection process. The study has just been published in “Nature Microbiology”.

    Spektraler Karyotyp einer Metaphase eines mit synthetischem bakteriellen Lipoprotein behandelten Makrophagen. Eine normale Körperzelle enthält von jedem der verschieden gefärbten Chromosomen genau zwei Kopien. (Foto: Dr. Indrajit Nanda, Würzburger Ins

    An international team of researchers has unravelled how the highly inflammatory giant cells arise. Researchers of the Würzburg Institute for Human Genetics participated in the project. Their findings will help develop more efficient therapies for immune diseases that are difficult to treat.

    Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp. (Foto: Physikalisches Institut)

    Top research pays off: After 2011, Professor of Physics Laurens Molenkamp from the University of Würzburg has been awarded a second Advanced Grant from the European Research Council worth 2.5 million euros.


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