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    Frank Würthner and his group have been successful in their search for new, better materials to produce organic semiconductors. Their latest development has even broken a world record: It is a better electricity conductor than all other comparable materials.

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    The Institute of Organic Chemistry is becoming more and more attractive to outstanding young scientists from other countries. Consequently, in 2014 the university's press department already portrayed two of them.

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    The Gusi Foundation has awarded the Gusi Peace Prize to the professors Gerhard Bringmann (Würzburg) and Virima Mudogo (Kinshasa) and has thus honored them for their scientific achievements in the search for bioactive compounds and for their humanitarian merits for young academics in the Congo.

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    The Scholarship Program BEBUC, which supports excellent students and pupils in the Congo on their way to a professorship, has again evaluated scholars and new candidates in the East of the Congo. This time, students from Kisangani, a city in the North of the country, took also part in the examinations.

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    Jürgen Seibel, biobiophysicist Markus Sauer and their coworkers have managed to take a unique look at the membranes of human cells using a new technique. This technique that they have devised makes individual saccharified proteins and lipids visible at the molecular level.

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    A large container with more than 10 tons of reference literature and glass equipment has started

    a long journey from Würzburg. Its destination is Goma in the East of the Democratic Republic of

    the Congo. The delivery is designed for a partner university of the University of Würzburg, the

    Free University of the Countries of the Great Lakes.

     

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    At the “248th ACS National Meeting and Exposition” in San Francisco Peter Spenst, Doctoral Candidate at the Würthner Group, received one of two poster prizes at the session “Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials”.

     

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    The renowned “Academic Ranking of World Universities” (“Shanghai Ranking”) puts Würzburg's Chemistry Department on 30th place. Only one German university is placed better.

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    S. Hünig, A. Fürstner and F. Würthner

    Students as well as established scientists have learned at this year's Siegfried Hünig Lecture that the classical repertoire of a synthetic chemist needs to be supplemented if one wants to build complex biomolecules in the laboratory.

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    V. Kunz presents his poster

    At the 3rd "Solar Technologies Go Hybrid Workshop" in Wildbad Kreuth Valentin Kunz, doctoral candidate at the Würthner Group, received one of three poster prizes.

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    M. Hügel

    Markus Hügel, PhD student at the Institute of Organic Chemistry was awarded a prize for one of two best posters at the 41st German Liquid Crystal Conference in Magdeburg.

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    Helmut Schwarz and Michael R. Wasielewski

    US scientist Michael R. Wasielewski has received a Humboldt Research Award. He will now pursue his research activities in the field of artificial photosynthesis at the Nanosystems Chemistry Center of the University of Würzburg.

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