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Prof. Dr. Dieter Oesterhelt, ehemaliger Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Biochemie in Martinsried, ist am 28. November 2022 im Alter von 82 Jahren verstorben. Oesterhelt war von 1975 - 1979 Vorstand des damaligen Instituts für Biochemie und Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Biochemie, welche im Gebäude am Röntgenring 11 untergebracht waren.

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The chairman of the FCI's board of trustees presents the Lecturer Award to Ann-Christin Pöppler (Image: FCI)

Ann-Christin Pöppler receives the Lecturer Award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. Her scientific work and her excellent teaching efforts have already been awarded several times.

 

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The Würzburg Highly Cited Researchers 2022 (from left): Jörg Vogel, Hermann Einsele, Frank Würthner, José Pedro Friedmann Angeli, Citation Laureate Laurens Molenkamp, and Dominic Grün. (Image: privat – Benedikt Knüttel – Mario Schmitt / HIRI – Latest Thinking / Tristan Vostry – Collage: Lutz Ziegler / Uni Würzburg)

Their work is most frequently cited in publications of other scientists. Researchers from the University - among them Frank Würthner - are therefore included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 List.

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Enzyme-like water preorganization in front of a Ruthenium water oxidation catalyst. (Image: Team Würthner)

Progress has been made on the path to sunlight-driven production of hydrogen. Chemists from Würzburg present a new enzyme-like molecular catalyst for water oxidation.

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Prince Ravat in his laboratory. (Image: Kristian Lozina/Uni Würzburg)

Chemists at the University of Würzburg aim to develop a new class of chiral organic semiconductors – for applications of next generation organic electronics. The project is funded by the ERC with 1.5 million euros.

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Two nanographenes (blue) with bulky substituents (grey) have each attached a PAH (red) to give a quadruple dye stack. (Image: Arbeitsgruppe Würthner / Universität Würzburg)

Several layers of nanographenes stacked on top of each other: such functional elements could one day be used in solar cells. Würzburg chemists have paved the way for this.

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