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Students walk up the stairs to the lecture in the university building on Sanderring.

The University of Würzburg is starting the 2022 summer semester with around 26,000 students and courses delivered largely in person.

Ein Forschungsteam hat untersucht, ob Fungizide beim Paarungsverhalten der Mauerbiene (Osmia cornuta) eine Rolle spielen könnten.

Do pesticides have anything to do with the decline in bee populations? A research team led by the University of Würzburg has investigated - and found a connection between fenbuconazole and the insects' mating behavior.

Artistic representation of a microdrone with two active light-driven nanomotors between red blood cells.

Propelling micrometre-sized drones using light only and exerting precise control: Physicists at the University of Würzburg have succeeded at this for the first time. Their microdrones are significantly smaller than red blood cells.

Portrait photo of Adriana Pálffy-Buß

Adriana Pálffy-Buß has been appointed to the new W2 professorship for Theoretical Quantum Information and Quantum Optics of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. She is an expert in the new research field of X-ray quantum optics.

Hand pollination of cacao by rubbing two flowers together to transfer pollen.

The tropical tree, from whose seeds chocolate and other sweets are produced, has its secrets. Unravelling them is not so easy.

Image of a spherical virus with spike proteins on the surface.

The obligation to wear a mask in university buildings continues to exist, and the G access controls have been dropped. The most important changes in the University's infection protection concept.

Microscopic image showing a part of the spleen during chronic viral infection. Dendritic cells are green, Killer T cells are red, B cells are blue and stromal cells are magenta.

The presence of sentinel immune cells is vital to maintain and regulate the balance of the body’s immune response. Researchers have discovered an essential role of these cells in the treatment of cancer and severe viral infections.