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    Schaubild: Von der Pflanze zum Wirkstoff, mit chemischen Formeln. (Bilder: Sévérin Muyisa / Suresh Awale)

    Researchers from Würzburg and Toyama have discovered that a compound isolated from tropical rainforest vines inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.


    A Top-Notch Chemist

    Zusammenschnitt: Dr. Kazunori Sugiyasu und ein Chemiegebäude der Universität Würzburg

    He received a prestigious award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The renowned chemist, Kazunori Sugiyasu, will now join the University of Würzburg to do research with Professor Frank Würthner.

    Prof. Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows

    “Physical Organic Chemistry of the Genome” is the title of this year’s Siegfried Hünig Lecture on June 7. Prof. Cynthia J. Burrows, internationally renowned chemist at the University of Utah, will give the audience an overview of her highly successful DNA research.

    Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner

    This prestigious distinction has been awarded to Frank Würthner and four other scientists from the University of Würzburg this year. The five faculty members and one researcher honored as “Citation Laureate” are among the most frequently cited and hence most influential authors in their fields of research.


    Blaise Kimbadi Lombe und Jean-Pierre Mufusama

    The German foundation Else‐Kröner‐Fresenius‐Stiftung has again granted the support of the Excellence

    Scholarship Program BEBUC for the next three years. The aim of the project is to recognize brilliant talents in the Congo and to promote them on their way to a professorship.

    Zuckermolekül landet auf Tumorprotein

    Scientists from Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.


    For the first time after decades, a scientist from the Congo was present at the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau: Blaise Kimbadi Lombe, a PhD student of chemistry from the University of Würzburg. This may be considered as a further success of the BEBUC Excellence Scholarship Program.

    Moritz Dechant vor seinem Poster

    PhD candidate Moritz Dechant was awarded one of three poster prices for his outstanding poster design and the clear discussion at the European Conference on Liquid Crystals (ECLC).

    Prof. Dr. Claudia Höbartner

    After 30 very successful years of research on the chemistry of natural products, the Chair of Organic Chemistry I will tackle new scientific challenges: Functionalising nucleic acids for labelling, detection and visualization of biomolecules.


    From May 25 to 28 Prof. Gerhard Bringmann and his partner Prof. Virima Mudogo will present their Excellence Scholarship Programme BEBUC at this year's Africa Festival, the largest and oldest festival for African music and culture in Europe.

    Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner und Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker

    Prof. Frank Würthner has been elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Both academies are thus honouring Würthner’s outstanding scientific achievements.


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