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    Thomas Eckel beim Gang durch eine Kaffeeplantage.

    A cup of coffee in Hawaii set the decisive course in his life. Today Alumnus Thomas Eckel is the managing director of a coffee roasting company. He advises students to look outside the box.

    Mikroskopische Aufnahmen von Zentriolen.

    Does expansion microscopy deliver true-to-life images of cellular structures? That was not sure yet. A new publication in "Nature Methods" shows for the first time that the method actually works reliably.

    Molekülmodell des GORK Kalium-Ionenkanals von Pflanzen.

    The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured. For the plant, this could be an emergency signal.

    Schematische Abbildung eines Spidroins, bestehend aus einer verknüpften C-terminalen Domäne (cyan), der entfalteten mittleren Domäne (weiße Linie) und den N-terminalen Domänen (grün), neben dem Schema eines sich verjüngenden Spinnkanals.

    Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

    Wolfgang Kastenmüller forscht an grundlegenden Mechanismen der Immunzellentwicklung. Das Wissen darüber ist Voraussetzung für die Entwicklung neuer zielgerichteter Therapieansätze.

    Wolfgang Kastenmüller studies the development of special immune cells that show promise in treating cancer. He has now been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant worth nearly two million euros for his research.