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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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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