This year's Siegfried Hünig Lecture is taking place on May 12th. Professor Gerhard Erker, awardee of the Federal Cross of Merit, is going to speak about his highly innovative research topic "Frustrated Lewis Pairs", thus complying with the desire of the 95 years old guest of honour, Siegfried Hünig.more
In autumn 2015 the Research Training School on molecular biradicals took up its work at the University of Würzburg. Currently the cooperation between chemists and physicists led to a first result: a publication on a new molecule, which is of interest for organic electronics.more
Again new candidates and prolongers have been examined within the Excellence Scholarship Program BEBUC in the East, North, South, and Center of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at 16 out of 24 partner institutions of the University of Würzburg. Presently BEBUC supports 179 outstanding young Congolese.more
Frank Würthner has been invited to give this name lecture, which was established at the University of Cologne in 2014. He succeeds Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn.more
Congratulations to Gustavo Fernández. After five very successful years as a junior research group leader at the University of Würzburg he accepted a call from the University of Münster as professor (W2) of organic chemistry.more
At the "Kármán Conference" with the topic "From Molecular Materials to Complex Adaptive Molecular Systems" in Vaals (Netherlands), Stefanie Herbst, doctoral candidate at the Würthner group, was awarded with one of two prizes for an outstanding poster presentation.more
The publishing house De Gruyter asked Jürgen Seibel, profesor of organic chemistry at the University of Würzburg, to succeed Nikolaus Amrhein (ETH Zürich) as Editor-in-Chief of the well-established journal "Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - Journal of Biosciences".more
More than 100 natural products scientists came together on October 9, 2015 for a one-day symposium entitled "Natural Products: Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology" – this time already for the 50th meeting. Host of the meeting was (like for the first conference) Prof. Gerhard Bringmann, Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Würzburg.
During a symposium in honor of Emil Fischer on October 7 the American Chemical Society’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough Award was handed over to a very proud President, Prof. Alfred Forchel. This award recognizes the breakthrough publication of Emil Fischer on the structure of sugars in 1891 and designates the University of Würzburg a historic site of chemistry.
The Institute of Organic Chemistry receives one of 2014’s American Chemical Society’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards for the outstanding work of Emil Fischer "About the Configuration of glucose and its isomers".more
During the celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL) in Goma in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has awarded the honorary doctorate to the natural-products chemist Gerhard Bringmann from Würzburg, Germany.more
Frank Würthner recently has become a member of the editorial board of Organic Chemistry Frontiers. He will particularly strengthen the area of functional organic molecules.more
Horizon 2020: FET Open project on photocatalysis with diamond under the coordination of Wuerzburg University has been acceptedmore
To give to the Congo a new generation of young professors: That is the aim of the Excellence Scholarship Program BEBUC. Now, again, scholars and new candidates were examined by the international selection committee in the capital Kinshasa. As a result, BEBUC presently supports 165 scholars.more
With a dynamic lesson on switchable agents and molecular rotors Ben L. Feringa inspired an attentive audience during the Siegfried-Hünig-Lecture 2015.more