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    Professor Antoni Llobet forscht mit einem Humboldt-Preis am Zentrum für Nanosystemchemie der Uni Würzburg.

    Chemistry professor Antoni Llobet (Spain) joins the University of Würzburg with a research prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is a worldwide leading expert in the field of oxidative water splitting with sunlight.

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    Die Behandlung mit Fluconazol kann bei Candida albicans zu Veränderungen im Erbgut führen, die den Pilz paarungskompetent machen.

    Under the influence of the drug fluconazole, the fungus Candida albicans can change its mode of reproduction and thus become even more resistant. Scientists at the University of Würzburg report this in the journal mBio.

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    Die JMU-Alumni Markus Vogelgsang und Jana Kail haben Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Slawistik studiert und arbeiten heute für einen deutschen Automobilhersteller. Im Projekt „Moscovia“ sind sie am Aufbau einer Produktionsanlage für Pkw in Moskau beteiligt.

    They studied Slavic studies and economics; today they commute between Germany and Russia. The two alumni, Jana Kail and Markus Vogelgsang, have never regretted their choice of subjects.

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    Schematische Darstellung des Rezeptor-Artemisinin - Konkurrenz um eine gemeinsame Bindungsstelle in Gephyrin.

    Researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of Würzburg have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs for diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and epilepsy.

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    Ein Medizin-Roboter im Einsatz. In Europa ist die Skepsis gegenüber Robotern gestiegen.

    In Europe, people are more reserved regarding robots than they were five years ago. This is shown in a new study published by scientists from Linz and Würzburg.

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    In dieser mehrzelligen Volvox-Alge wurde der neuartige Lichtsensor 2c-Cyclop mit Fluoreszenz grün markiert. Er zeigt sich in Membranen um den Zellkern herum.

    Scientists at the Universities of Würzburg and Bielefeld in Germany have discovered an unusual new light sensor in green algae. The sensor triggers a reaction that is similar to one in the human eye.

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    Intensives Licht sorgt dafür, dass Taufliegen länger Mittagspause halten und abends später aktiv werden.

    Insects and mammals have special sensors for different light intensities. These sensors selectively influence the circadian clocks and thereby control daily activity patterns.

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    Thomas Eckel beim Gang durch eine Kaffeeplantage.

    A cup of coffee in Hawaii set the decisive course in his life. Today Alumnus Thomas Eckel is the managing director of a coffee roasting company. He advises students to look outside the box.

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    Mikroskopische Aufnahmen von Zentriolen.

    Does expansion microscopy deliver true-to-life images of cellular structures? That was not sure yet. A new publication in "Nature Methods" shows for the first time that the method actually works reliably.

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    Molekülmodell des GORK Kalium-Ionenkanals von Pflanzen.

    The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured. For the plant, this could be an emergency signal.

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    Schematische Abbildung eines Spidroins, bestehend aus einer verknüpften C-terminalen Domäne (cyan), der entfalteten mittleren Domäne (weiße Linie) und den N-terminalen Domänen (grün), neben dem Schema eines sich verjüngenden Spinnkanals.

    Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

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    Wolfgang Kastenmüller forscht an grundlegenden Mechanismen der Immunzellentwicklung. Das Wissen darüber ist Voraussetzung für die Entwicklung neuer zielgerichteter Therapieansätze.

    Wolfgang Kastenmüller studies the development of special immune cells that show promise in treating cancer. He has now been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant worth nearly two million euros for his research.

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    Dr. Simon Bungers studied biology at the University of Würzburg. After exporting cars to Finland and selling custom boxer shorts, he started his own business that develops science software.

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    Collage der ausgezeichneten Wissenschaftler

    Their scientific papers are among the most frequently cited by researchers worldwide. Six researchers of the University of Würzburg have therefore been added to the Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List.

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    Sara Buson vor dem Bild einer Galaxis.

    Black holes and other extremely high-energy environments in the universe: Sara Buson teaches and conducts research in this field. As a junior professor, she has recently joined the Würzburg Chair of Astronomy.

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