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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stefanie Herbst

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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