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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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”.

    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.

    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.

    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.