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A Starting Grant in 2017, now a Consolidator Grant: Elmar Wolf has now raised several million euros in third-party funding for his research projects.

Elmar Wolf has been on the hunt for new therapies for a type of pancreatic cancer and has been awarded a two million euro ERC Consolidator Grant for this.

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Advancing RNA medicine: This is what a new research network, in which JMU is involved, wants to achieve.

The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is funding a joint project to research efficient and safe special lipids for mRNA drugs with almost 13 million euros.

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Stimulation of the Venus flytrap by touch triggers electrical signals and calcium waves. The calcium signature is decoded; this causes the trap to shut quickly. The DYSC mutant has lost the ability to read and decode the calcium signature correctly.

The newly discovered dyscalculia mutant of the Venus flytrap has lost its ability to count electrical impulses. Würzburg researchers reveal the cause of the defect.

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Three excitons (pairs consisting of an electron and an electron hole) on the topological insulator bismuthene. Due to the honeycomb atomic structure, electrons can only flow along the edges.

Within the framework of the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, excitons were generated in a topological insulator for the first time. A breakthrough in quantum research, based on material design from Würzburg.

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How evolution works

01/05/2023
Examples of phenotypic innovations across the eukaryotic tree of life, to which newly developed approaches can be applied.

What genetic changes are responsible for the evolution of phenotypic traits? This question is not always easy to answer. A newly developed method now makes the search much easier.

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Chase Beisel (center) and Oleg Dmytrenko in the HIRI lab.

Like a Swiss army knife: Researchers from Würzburg and the U.S. discover new type of CRISPR gene scissors. New publication in "Nature".

 

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The figure shows the relationship between movement and regulation of insulin-producing cells in the fruit fly.

When a fruit fly starts walking or flying, its insulin-producing cells are immediately inhibited. This could be one explanation for why exercise promotes health.

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