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Vegetation on Mount Kilimanjaro at an altitude of around 3,800 metres. (Photo: Andreas Ensslin) The Mount Kilimanjaro (Photo: Anna Kühnel)

Why is the diversity of animals and plants so unevenly distributed on our planet? Here are new data on this core issue of ecology. They show biodiversity to be driven by temperature.

Electrode production in the electrochemical process laboratory of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research in Würzburg. (Photo: Knud Dobberke for Fraunhofer ISC)

Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. Below, we will present their outstanding results.

Discovered a new type of electrically conducting paths: the physicists Matthias Bode, Paolo Sessi, and Domenico Di Sante. (Photo: Matthias Bode)

Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.

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.

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.

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.