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Professor Jörg Vogel is one of ten new Leibniz Laureates. (Photo: IMIB)

It is considered the German equivalent of the Nobel Prize: The Leibniz Prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) comes with a 2.5 million euros cash prize. The 2017 laureates now were announced: Jörg Vogel (49), an RNA researcher and infection biologist, is one of them.

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Immune receptors on a cancer cell. Using high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, it is possible to visualize and quantify receptors in the cell membrane with single-molecule sensitivity. (Picture: Sebastian Letschert)

The European Structural Funds supports two new projects of the University of Würzburg with more than EUR 4.3 million. In close cooperation with the University Hospital and regional companies, research activities aim to drive medical progress.

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Symmetric larva, just before metamorphosis and ...

Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified by comparing the genomes of two related fish species.

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Urs-Peter Schmidt

The world of chocolate has lost nothing of its fascination even after 23 years. At least for Urs-Peter Schmidt, an alumnus in Business Management at the University of Würzburg. Today, he is looking for new ideas to meet his customers' needs.

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Synapses of brain cells

Advance in biomedical imaging: The Biocenter of the University of Würzburg in close collaboration with the University of Copenhagen has developed an alternative approach to fluorescent tagging of proteins. The new probes are practicable and compatible with high-resolution microscopic procedures.

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Oliver Hunke from the BMWi hands the certificate to the founding team of integrAi.de: Thomas Glaser, Bianca Heim and Joscha Riemann (from left to right). (Picture: project sponsor Jülich/ T. Großmann)

integrAi.de reaps first successes. Besides having implemented the first projects, the team is excited to receive the 1,500th Exist start-up grant of the German government and a grant of the association "startsocial". The initiative, which has its roots in the University of Würzburg, aims to place 20,000 refugees in Germany more quickly into work.

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Jörg Vogel, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter and Frank Würthner, who were already listed last year, are now joined by Professor Rainer Hedrich.

Four professors from the University of Würzburg have been commended as "highly cited researchers". The US media corporation Thomson Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by scientists.

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Fluorescence microscopy showing on the left, a macrophage (nucleus in blue) infected with a non-replicating bacteria in yellow indicated by an arrow and on the right infected with bacteria that has replicated (red). (Picture: Antoine-Emmanuel Saliba)

Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible, Würzburg researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection process. The study has just been published in “Nature Microbiology”.

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Spectral karyotype of a metaphase of a macrophage treated with a synthetic bacterial lipoprotein. A normal cell contains exactly two copies of each of the chromosomes dyed in different colours.

An international team of researchers has unravelled how the highly inflammatory giant cells arise. Researchers of the Würzburg Institute for Human Genetics participated in the project. Their findings will help develop more efficient therapies for immune diseases that are difficult to treat.

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hoto Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp. (P: Physikalisches Institut)

Top research pays off: After 2011, Professor of Physics Laurens Molenkamp from the University of Würzburg has been awarded a second Advanced Grant from the European Research Council worth 2.5 million euros.

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Artistic representation of a two-photon source: The monolayer (below) emits exactly two photons of different frequencies under suitable conditions. They are depicted in red and green in the picture. (Picture: Karol Winkler)

Physicists from the University of Würzburg have designed a light source that emits photon pairs. Two-photon sources are particularly well suited for tap-proof data encryption. The experiment's key ingredients: a semiconductor crystal and some sticky tape.

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The pictures show a plant root, which is populated by the fungus Piriformospora indica. The green colour reveals where the protein FBG1 is located. (Pictures: Stephan Wawra)

A newly discovered protein from a fungus is able to suppress the innate immune system of plants. This has been reported by research teams from Cologne and Würzburg in the journal "Nature Communications".

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Jörg Vogel (l.), founding director of the new Helmholtz Institute, and Dirk Heinz, Scientific Manager of the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research. (photos: JMU / HZI)

Now it's official: The Helmholtz Association has resolved to establish a Helmholtz Institute at the University of Würzburg. The new spin-off will focus on researching infectious diseases and new therapies.

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On 7 October, Secretary of State Bernd Sibler inaugurated the new building to accommodate the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (CNC) of the University of Würzburg. The centre will provide ideal conditions for the staff of Professor Frank Würthner to develop innovative concepts of harnessing solar energy among other research activities.

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Allatostatin A-producing cells in the nervous system and midgut (magenta) and genetic labeling (green) in fruit flies. (Photo: Team Wegener)

Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian clock.

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