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    The DIACAT team with (left) project coordinator Anke Krueger, chemistry professor at the University of Würzburg.

    At the end of the European research project DIACAT a public symposium takes place at the University of Würzburg: "Carbon Materials for Sustainable Applications – Perspectives in PhotoElectroCatalysis".

    As the loading with curcumin (yellow) increases, the dissolution rate of the containers made of polymeric micelles (blue) decreases. (Image: Ann-Christin Pöppler / Universität Würzburg)

    Junior Professor Ann-Christin Pöppler and colleagues from Würzburg report why nanocontainers for drugs can have their pitfalls: If they are too heavily loaded, they will only dissolve poorly.


    A fascinating Siegfried Hünig Lecture 2019, given by Prof. Makoto Fujita, showed that chemists are able to revert the principle "Form Follows Function", which is very common in architecture and was fundamental for the famous German art school "Bauhaus".

    Nach der Verleihung der Verdienstmedaille: Gerhard Bringmann mit Laudatorin Univizepräsidentin Ulrike Holzgrabe und Unipräsident Alfred Forchel (r.)

    On the occasion of its Anniversary Celebration 2019, the University of Würzburg has awarded Gerhard Bringmann the medal Bene Merenti in Gold, in recognition of his extraordinary merits to the University.


    The graduate student from Würzburg was awarded for the presentation of her work in the field of liquid-crystalline porphyrins at the German Liquid Crystal Conference in 2019.

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    At the Hasselt Diamond Workshop SBDD XXIV, one of the most important conferences in the field of diamond research with more than 230 participants and 120 posters, the PhD student from Würzburg was awarded one of the two Diamond Poster Awards for his excellently designed poster and the competent discussion with the jury.

    All participants of the SupraChem 2019 in Würzburg

    More than 200 participants met for the fifth edition of SupraChem in Würzburg in February 2019. Besides 27 short lectures and 111 poster contributions by German and European participants, three plenary lectures by internationally renowned scientists were given as true highlights, one of them from the 2016 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart.


    Edmundo Castillo is guest professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry for one year. At the University of Würzburg he is researching new pharmaceutical applications for natural substances.

    Humboldt Research Award winner Antoni Llobet is conducting research at the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry

    Chemistry professor Antoni Llobet (Spain) joins the University of Würzburg with a research prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is a worldwide leading expert in the field of oxidative water splitting with sunlight.

    Prof. Dr. Frank Würthner

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

    Plant-based anticancer drug – ancistrolikokine E3 inhibits the growth and colonization of pancreatic cancer cells. (Pictures: 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.


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