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Christine Lehmann at her workplace in the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine. (Photo: private)

Christine Lehman studied biology at the University of Würzburg. Today, she is in Hamburg researching the complex life cycle of Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.

Polymorphic nuclear leukocytes infected with Chlamydia (blue). (Photo: Karthika Rajeeve)

When Chlamydia attacks the human body the immune system starts its defence mechanisms. But the bacteria find a way to defend themselves. Scientists from Würzburg have deciphered new details of their strategy now.

Old woman with walker

Age-related changes in the peripheral nerves can drastically reduce the quality of life. Würzburg scientists have now identified what triggers such changes.

The JMU team at the meeting of the Coimbra Group in Salamanca (from left): Nicola Seitz, Stephan Schröder-Köhne, Marcus Holtz, Annette Retsch, Florian Evenbye und Kristina Förster. Not pictured: Alois Palmetshofer. (Photo: Diana Afrashteh, University o

A long academic tradition is one of the qualities that unites the 39 member universities of the Coimbra Group. At this most recent meeting in Salamanca it was also clear that the group’s gaze is directed towards the future.

JMU's Main building. (Photo: Daniel Peter)

The University of Würzburg ranks among the top contributors to "Nature" journals: It's among the 100 highest performing institutions worldwide and among the top four in Germany. The University also belongs to a leading group in the U-Multirank.

The surface of the enzyme levansucrase has been redesigned to produce sugar polymers. (Picture: AK Seibel)

Chemists have modified the enzyme levansucrase using a new method. The enzyme can now produce sugar polymers that are exciting for applications in the food industry and medicine.