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Press Releases

Valérie Guérin-Sendelbach

Valérie Guérin-Sendelbach studied political science, economics and history in Würzburg. At the age of 52, the teacher has taken a break from her job to go to Kenya with a volunteer service.

Kenji Fukushima. (Photo: private)

The evolution biologist Dr. Kenji Fukushima is awarded a prize money of about 1.6 million euros by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will use the money to build up a new working group at the University of Würzburg.

JMU's main building. (Photo: Robert Emmerich)

The prestigious Shanghai Ranking has placed the University of Würzburg among the world’s top 200 universities – as one of three Bavarian and 14 German universities.


Stopping bee extinction is a goal of scientists. Researches under the leadership of the University of Würzburg have discovered that a diversified plant environment helps bees in maintaining stable populations.

pupil at school laboratory

Ten years ago the school laboratory of the German Rudolf Virchow Center was founded, where pupil get engaged in the current research of biomedicine. So far, 5,592 students have participated.

Immunofluorescence image from the cerebellar cortex region of bipolar patients that shows proteins of human herpesviruses in Purkinje neurons.

Do viruses trigger psychiatric disorders? A new Würzburg study suggests this conclusion. Accordingly, special disorders are associated with a high rate of infection of a specific herpesvirus.

Woman, drinking water out of a bottle

On their quest to finding a better way to diagnose the condition, scientists have now reported a success. Their approach provides a correct diagnosis more quickly and reliably.