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Dimeric structure of phosphoglycolate phosphatase. The enlarged section on the right shows the ligand-binding pocket in complex with the small molecule inhibitor CP1.

Increased cell proliferation is a key feature of diseases such as cancer. A research team from the University of Würzburg and two Leibniz Institutes has now succeeded in indirectly influencing this process.

Professor Jörg Vogel.

Starting in 2023, Jörg Vogel, Director of the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in Würzburg, will serve on the selection committee for the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Program.

In the fields of Ecology and Medical Technology, the University of Würzburg is among the best 75 universities worldwide.

In the life sciences, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is among the world leaders in several subject areas. This is confirmed by the latest edition of the Shanghai Subject Rankings.

How many people does an infected person infect in a population that has not yet had any contact with this virus? Information on this question is provided by the so-called basic replication number R0.

At the beginning of the corona pandemic, the R0 value was an essential criterion for estimating the further development. A study by the University of Würzburg now shows that it was often not really accurately determined.

Ribosomes are the “protein factories” of the cell; this is where translation of the nucleotide sequence of the mRNA into the amino acid sequence of a protein takes place.

When searching for the causes of illnesses and developing new treatments, it is absolutely vital to have a precise understanding of the genetic fundamentals. Würzburg researchers have devised a new technique for this purpose.

Cells probably require up to 50 percent of their energy reserves for ribosome production. Under nutrient deficiency, the LARP1 protein ensures that protein production is reduced.

How do cells manage to quickly adapt their growth to changing environmental conditions? A new study by a research team from Würzburg provides an answer to this question.

In the new edition of the World University Rankings, JMU achieves its best ranking to date.

In the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, the University of Würzburg rises to 139th place; it is now ranked 3rd in Bavaria. In the life sciences, it is among the best 100 universities worldwide.

Würzburg physics professor Vladimir Dyakonov.

With 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council, Professor Vladimir Dyakonov will be able to pursue the development of a novel quantum sensor: The physicist was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.

Depiction of the boron-mediated conversion of dinitrogen from the air to ammonia used in fertiliser.

The Würzburg Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron receives 800,000 euros – thanks to a research funding initiative of the governing coalition of the Free State of Bavaria.

Enzyme-like water preorganization in front of a Ruthenium water oxidation catalyst.

Progress has been made on the path to sunlight-driven production of hydrogen. Chemists from Würzburg present a new enzyme-like molecular catalyst for water oxidation.

Würzburg Professor Jürgen Groll.

For his outstanding work in the field of biofabrication, Professor Jürgen Groll receives the Senior Investigator Award 2022, the most prestigious award of the International Society for Biofabrication.

Ralph Claessen, Ursula Staudinger, and Paul Pauli (in the background, middle) and the entire Kitty Q team are delighted with the awards.

Three awards in one sweep: the mobile game app Kitty Q and its follow-up project QUANTube from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat received three awards in one day.