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Babies are able to quickly and seemingly effortlessly acquire a skill as complex as language. They already develop basic skills for this in the first six months of life.

From melody to language

With two additional genes for the enzyme dioxygenase and the light-controlled anion channel ACR1, the tobacco plant can channel salt ions across the cell membrane when exposed to green light. The success can be seen in the experiment: While pollen tubes normally grow in the direction of the egg cell for fertilization, in genetically modified cells they change the direction of growth depending on the exposure to light.

A boost for plant research

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Strong in Research

True to its motto ‘Science for Society’, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) is committed to advancing research in a wide range of disciplines. Academic rankings confirm JMU’s place among the world’s high-performing research universities.

Science in Motion

In our series ‘Science in Motion ’, we present the people behind the cutting-edge research at the Julius-Maximilian-University of Würzburg (JMU). In this episode, RNA researcher and biochemist Jörg Vogel takes us to HIRI - the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research.

Cluster of Excellence

The Cluster of Excellence  ‘Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter ’ investigates topological and complex quantum materials as well as their potential applications.