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    Saskia Czimenga

    Saskia Czimenga studied "Political and Social Studies" in Würzburg. Today, she works for an aid organization in Lesotho, a country where nearly one in four adults is HIV positive.

    Professor Claudia Höbartner. (Photo: Robert Emmerich)

    Claudia Höbartner holds the Chair of Organic Chemistry I at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) in Bavaria, Germany. She studies DNA and RNA, the blueprints of life.


    The construction of a polymer from a chain of boron atoms is currently more science fiction than science – this is the dream of Würzburg Chemistry Professor Holger Braunschweig, who has just received a 1.5 million Euro grant to make boron polymers a reality.

    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.