When genes mutate, it can lead to the development of diseases. But there are exceptions. If the gene RIM1S is altered in nerve cells, it can also have a positive effect, leading to higher intelligence.
The Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat opens up new fields of research in quantum materials and designs tailor-made materials for the high-tech of tomorrow. This collaboration offers outstanding opportunities to work on global future topics in an internationally-networked scientific community.
Researchers at the new Center for Philology and Digitality aim to bridge the gap between the humanities, computer science, and the digital humanities.
Prof. Jürgen Groll is one of the driving forces behind the Würzburg Center of Polymers for Life. In this interview, he discusses the new center—and the challenges involved in 3D printing living tissue.
Biodiversity researchers develop mechanistic simulation models to unravel the processes influencing biodiversity origin, maintenance and dynamics across space and time, from individuals to entire ecosystems.
From junior research group leader to full professor and spokesperson of the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) at the University of Würzburg. This is the scientific career path of Cynthia Sharma.
At JMU Würzburg, Professor Laurens W. Molenkamp and his team are conducting pioneering work on topological materials. With its cutting-edge technology, the new Institute for Topological Insulators will be the ideal place for them to develop this research.
The Collaborative Research Centre ToCoTronics in condensed matter physics will be extended for four more years. The German Research Foundation is funding it with 12 million euros.
The number of infections with the fungus Candida auris is also increasing in Germany. This is shown in a new study by research teams from Würzburg, Jena and Berlin. Despite low numbers, scientists advise precautionary measures.
Which energy type promotes the biodiversity of beetles living in dead wood in the forest? That depends entirely on where the beetles are in the food chain.