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    Raymond Mar wurde mit einem Friedrich-Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis ausgezeichnet.

    He received a prestigious award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Now professor Raymond Mar will spend time at the University of Würzburg to do joint research with two professors at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

    Monatelanges Arbeiten am Rechner war nötig, um die räumliche Struktur der viralen RNA-Polymerase zu entschlüsseln. Im Bild ist der Proteinkomplex  mit seinen spezifischen Untereinheiten von verschiedenen Seiten zu sehen.

    Vaccinia viruses serve as a vaccine against human smallpox and as the basis of new cancer therapies. Two studies now provide fascinating insights into their unusual propagation strategy at the atomic level.

    Chase Beisel leitet am Helmholtz-Institut für RNA-basierte Infektionsforschung (HIRI) in Würzburg die Forschungsgruppe „Biologie synthetischer RNA“. Mit dem ERC Grant kann er nun seine Gruppe deutlich vergrößern.

    For his research project "CRISPR Combo", Prof. Chase Beisel receives a five-year grant of two million euros. He wants to search for combinations of relevant key genes of pathogens in order to be able to specifically eliminate these in the future with the help of tailor-made CRISPR genetic scissors.

    Wilde Honigbienen an ihrem Nistplatz in einer Baumhöhle.

    The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why more attention should be paid to preserving the nesting sites for these threatened insects, according to researchers.

    Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Ludmilla Figueiredo und Jochen Krauß (v.l).

    If ecosystems are disturbed, this can trigger the extinction of species. For her research in this field, the journal Ecography awards biologist Ludmilla Figueiredo with a prize.