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Ein Forschungsteam hat untersucht, ob Fungizide beim Paarungsverhalten der Mauerbiene (Osmia cornuta) eine Rolle spielen könnten.

Do pesticides have anything to do with the decline in bee populations? A research team led by the University of Würzburg has investigated - and found a connection between fenbuconazole and the insects' mating behavior.

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Artistic representation of a microdrone with two active light-driven nanomotors between red blood cells.

Propelling micrometre-sized drones using light only and exerting precise control: Physicists at the University of Würzburg have succeeded at this for the first time. Their microdrones are significantly smaller than red blood cells.

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Portrait photo of Adriana Pálffy-Buß

Adriana Pálffy-Buß has been appointed to the new W2 professorship for Theoretical Quantum Information and Quantum Optics of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. She is an expert in the new research field of X-ray quantum optics.

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Hand pollination of cacao by rubbing two flowers together to transfer pollen.

The tropical tree, from whose seeds chocolate and other sweets are produced, has its secrets. Unravelling them is not so easy.

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Image of a spherical virus with spike proteins on the surface.

The obligation to wear a mask in university buildings continues to exist, and the G access controls have been dropped. The most important changes in the University's infection protection concept.

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Microscopic image showing a part of the spleen during chronic viral infection. Dendritic cells are green, Killer T cells are red, B cells are blue and stromal cells are magenta.

The presence of sentinel immune cells is vital to maintain and regulate the balance of the body’s immune response. Researchers have discovered an essential role of these cells in the treatment of cancer and severe viral infections.

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The two spokespersons of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, Prof. Ralph Claessen (l.) and Prof. Matthias Vojta (r.), together with app designer Philipp Stollenmayer (center), present their joint project, the game app "Kitty Q".

Award-winning science communication: The game app "Kitty Q" wins "Best Mobile Indie Game" at the Valencia Indie Summit and is nominated for Deutsche Computerspielpreis and children's media award “Goldener Spatz”.

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Alexander Westermann

Alexander Westermann investigates the intestinal microbiota. He has now been awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC).

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Expression of GLUT3 on activated T cells. GLUT3 (green) is localised on the cell surface, the mitochondria (violet) and the nucleus (blue) were also shown. Photo: AG Väth

Excessive sugar consumption can promote inflammatory processes in the body and facilitate the development of autoimmune diseases. A research team at the University of Würzburg has now deciphered new details of these processes.

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Prince Ravat erhält einen Starting Grant vom ERC.

The chemistry department in Würzburg aims to develop a new class of chiral organic semiconductors - for next-generation applications in organic electronics. The project is funded by the European Research Council with 1.5 million euros.

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Portrait photo of Lars Dölken

Virology professor Lars Dölken has once again received a Consolidator Grant worth two million euros. With this award from the European Research Council, he is advancing a new project on herpesviruses.

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Cynthia Sharma

Cynthia Sharma studies how bacteria adapt to changing environments, focusing on RNA-binding proteins, about which very little is known so far. For this, she has now received an ERC Consolidator Grant endowed with two million euros.

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Picture showing Vladimir Dyakonov

For foreign students or researchers who feel discriminated against at the university, there is a central contact person: the International Mentor.

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