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Prof. Dr. Bettina Böttcher in front of Titan Krios, one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes (photo: Gunnar Bartsch)

This year, one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes will start operation at the University of Würzburg, providing images of biological molecules of unparalleled quality.

A look inside the bee's brain

Circadian clocks regulate the behaviour of all living things. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now taken a closer look at the clock's anatomical structures and molecular processes in the honeybee.

Suche nach neuen Wirkstoffen gegen Tumor- und Infektionskrankheiten aus kongolesischen Pflanzen: die BEBUC-Stipendiaten Blaise Kimbadi Lombe (links) und Jean-Pierre Mufusama, Doktoranden im Labor von Gerhard Bringmann an der Uni Würzburg. (Foto: Florian Seitz)

The German foundation Else‐Kröner‐Fresenius‐Stiftung has again granted the support of the Excellence

Scholarship Program BEBUC for the next three years – it is already the fifth grant in a row. The aim of the

project is to recognize brilliant talents in the Congo and to promote them on their way to a professorship.

The former eye hospital on Röntgenring 12 in Würzburg. (Archive picture: Robert Emmerich)

A cooperation between the Fraunhofer Society and the University of Würzburg will promote medical research: A centre for stem cell process engineering will be established at the former eye hospital.

Gemeinsam gegen den Krebs: Universitätspräsident Alfred Forchel, Michael Popp (Sparkasse Mainfranken), die Bayerische Landtagspräsidentin Barbara Stamm, Landtagsabgeordneter Oliver Jörg, Initiatorin Gabriele Nelkenstock und Professor Matthias Frosch, Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät bei der Unterzeichnung der Stiftungsurkunde für "Forschung hilft". (v.l., Foto: Marco Bosch)

The association "Hilfe im Kampf gegen Krebs e.V." (help in the fight against cancer) has set up a foundation to promote cancer research at the University of Würzburg.

Georg Gasteiger

Since June 2017, Georg Gasteiger has been holding the Chair of Systems Immunology II at the University of Würzburg. The newly established professorship is part of the Max Planck Research Group for Systems Immunology that is being set up at the university.


This prestigious distinction has been awarded to five scientists from the University of Würzburg this year. The five faculty members and one researcher honoured as "Citation Laureate" are among the most frequently cited and hence most influential authors in their fields of research.

Dorothea Fiedler

Her career path took her from Würzburg via California to Berlin where Dorothea Fiedler heads the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology. She considers her children to be a great contrast to the world of science.

[Translate to Englisch:] Blick in ein Labor

The University of Würzburg is awarded a new Collaborative Research Centre and is the partner in a second CRC which will focus on the fundamentals of biofabrication and the immune response after stem cell therapy, respectively.

Anne Böckler-Raettig, head of the Emmy Noether Research Group "More than meets the eye" at the JMU. (Foto: Daniel Peter)

Psychologists from the University of Würzburg want to study direct eye contact in more detail. Professor Anne Böckler-Raettig has set up an Emmy Noether Research Group for this purpose.


Synaptic disorder

Electron microscope image of synaptic vesicles in the axon terminals of reference motor neurons (left) and Plekhg5-deficient motor neurons (right) at 100,000x magnification. Dysfunctional synaptic vesicles that are degraded in healthy individuals accumula

A Würzburg research team describes a hitherto unknown pathogenic mechanism of motor neuron disorders. This should lead to a rethinking in drug development.

receptors (green) and G proteins (magenta) at the surface of a living cell

Using a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has observed for the first time individual receptors for hormones and widely used drugs at work in intact cells.

Cells under a microscope

Myc proteins play an important role when cells become cancerous. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have studied just how they do this. They might thus open up ways to develop new therapies.