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    Nicolas Zigon

    Nicolas Zigon is originally from France – he took a detour via Japan to Germany. At the University of Würzburg, the postdoc studies supramolecular systems at the Institute of Organic Chemistry.

    Prof. Eichii Nakamura

    "Chemistry: A Bridge between Molecular World and Real World" is the title of this year’s lecture on April 27. Prof. Nakamura, internationally renowned chemist from the University of Tokyo, is going to give his audience an overview of more than 35 years of extraordinarily successful research in his laboratories.

    C. Lambert, F. Beuerle, F. Würthner and K. Müller-Buschbaum

    On Monday, 5th of December, Dr. Florian Beuerle successfully finished his habilitation on "Design and Synthesis of Complex Molecular Architectures Based on Small Organic Molecules" and received the "facultas docendi".

    Highly Cited Researcher badge

    Frank Würthner is one of the four professors from the University of Würzburg that have been identified as "highly cited researchers". The US media corporation Thomson Reuters awards this title to researchers whose work receives exceptional attention worldwide and is highly cited by other scientists.

    Award ceremony in Munich: Minister Ludwig Spaenle (right), and Vice President Barbara Sponholz (University of Würzburg, left) congratulate the awardee Anke Krüger

    Bavarian's Minister of Education and Science, Ludwig Spaenle, awarded Anke Krüger from the University of Wurzburg for "well-taught lessons at the state-run universities in Bavaria". The award comes with a € 5,000 prize money.

    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Bringmann

    On November 4, the University of Würzburg and the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)" (German Chemical Society) celebrated the 65th birthday of Gerhard Bringmann, chemistry professor from Würzburg, with a celebratory scientific symposium.

    Dr. Maria Elena Ortiz Soto and Professor Jürgen Seibel

    They stimulate the immune system and regulate the intestinal flora: Functional sugars are of high interest for many applications. A new German-Mexican project is dedicated to the development of improved synthetic methods for such kind of sugars.

    Gustavo Fernández Huertas

    On Wednesday, 2nd of November, Dr. Gustavo Fernández successfully finished his habilitation with the title „Self-Assembled Nanostructures based on π-conjugated scaffolds“ and received the "facultas docendi".

    The pictures show a plant root, which is populated by the fungus Piriformospora indica. The green colour reveals where the protein FBG1 is located.

    A newly discovered protein from a fungus is able to suppress the innate immune system of plants. This has been reported by research teams from Cologne and Würzburg in the journal "Nature Communications".


    On 7 October, Secretary of State Bernd Sibler inaugurated the new building to accommodate the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry (CNC) of the University of Würzburg. The centre will provide ideal conditions for the staff of Professor Frank Würthner to develop innovative concepts of harnessing solar energy among other research activities.


    Chemists from the University of Würzburg have combined different dye molecules in aggregates and thereby observed surprising properties. Their discovery may help to use sunlight more efficiently for the generation of energy.


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