Chemists have modified the enzyme levansucrase using a new method. The enzyme can now produce sugar polymers that are exciting for applications in the food industry and medicine.Mehr
"From the basics of biofabrication to functional tissue models" – hence the title of a new Transregio Collaborative Research Centre headed by the University of Würzburg.Mehr
Scientists from Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.
A newly discovered protein from a fungus is able to suppress the innate immune system of plants. This has been reported by research teams from Cologne and Würzburg in the journal "Nature Communications".Mehr
The publishing house De Gruyter asked Jürgen Seibel, professor 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".Mehr
Scientists from the University of Würzburg 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.Mehr