News Archive - 2019
Dec 19, 2019 Good Teaching Awards: Three prices for the LMU

Every year, bavarian students nominate lecturers who have excelled in teaching. At the award ceremony in the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art, three scientists from the LMU now received the 2019 award for good teaching

Dec 09, 2019 RNA modification Methylation and mopping up

LMU researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. The modification is apparently attached to molecules only when cells are under stress, and is rapidly removed during recovery.

Nov 28, 2019 Immunology: Activation by breakdown

LMU researchers report that a central component of the innate immune response is activated by two short RNAs which are produced by site-specific cleavage of a precursor RNA molecule – and both derivatives are generated by the same enzyme.

Nov 27, 2019 Citation analysis: 13 LMU faculty members among highly cited authors

13 LMU faculty members are among the authors listed in “Highly Cited Researchers 2019”. The ranking is based on an analysis of the citation history of scholarly publications, and covers the Natural, Social and Medical Sciences.

Nov 27, 2019 Research Day at the Department of Pharmacy

On December 30, 2019 there will be the DAY OF RESEARCH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY.

Nov 26, 2019 Scientific research: New Scifinder version available

Since November 2019, the new SciFinder version Scifindern is available to all members of the LMU for research purposes.

Nov 20, 2019 Energy research: Economizing on iridium

Iridium is an ideal catalyst for the electrolytic production of hydrogen from water – but it is extremely expensive. But now a new kind of electrode made of highly porous material does an excellent job with just a hint of iridium.

Nov 13, 2019 Chemistry Five-fold boost in formaldehyde yield

Environmentally benign methods for the industrial production of chemicals are urgently needed. LMU researchers recently described such a procedure for the synthesis of formaldehyde, and have now improved it with the aid of machine learning.

Nov 07, 2019 Academic graduation ceremony of the Department of Pharmacy - Center for Pharmaceutical Research 2019

This year's graduation ceremony of the Department of Pharmacy - Center for Pharmaceutical Research will take place on Friday, November 29, 2019, starting at 2:15 pm in the Audimax of the Biomedical Center Munich.

Oct 09, 2019 Web of Science: Rolf Huisgen is Citation Laureate

Professor Rolf Huisgen, Professor Emeritus of Organic Chemistry at the LMU, has been elected as one of the two Citation Laureates in 2019 for the chemistry department of the media company Clarivate.

Oct 08, 2019 Chemical Evolution: One Pot Wonder

Before life, there was RNA: Scientists at LMU show how the four different letters of this genetic alphabet could be created from simple precursor molecules on early Earth - under the same environmental conditions.

Oct 08, 2019 Catalysts: Reactions on the edge

Using the example of an important industrial process, LMU chemists show that defects on the surface of catalysts are essential for their activity.

Oct 02, 2019 Molecular motors: Rotation on an eight-shaped path

Chemical engineers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, have developed the first molecular motor that enables an eight-shaped movement.

Sep 13, 2019 Binding of atoms: Repulsion is followed by attraction

A team of physicists and quantum chemists is the first to measure the transition from a slight atomic bond to a strong one.

Sep 05, 2019 DPHG Annual Conference: Prof. Angelika Vollmar honored

As part of the DPHG Annual Meeting 2019, Prof. Angelika Vollmar was awarded the highly prestigious Carl Mannich Medal.

Sep 03, 2019 DNA repair: Opening the hatch to heal the break

LMU researchers have determined the structure of a key enzyme complex that is involved in DNA repair, and traced the cycle of conformational changes that it undergoes while performing its biochemical function.

Sep 03, 2019 Awards: Ten ERC Starting Grants for LMU

Ten early-career researchers have won ERC Starting Grants in conjunction with LMU.

Sep 02, 2019 Heading for new biosensors with graphene and DNA

A biosensor´s most important sign of quality is sending a clear color signal when the target molecule binds. The signal strength depends on the distance of the fluorescence molecules involved. Now members of the Cluster of Excellence “e-conversion” are able to define and optimize this distance with nanometer precision.

Aug 02, 2019 Theoretical and practical preliminary course for chemistry teacher's students

In coming winter semester 2019/20, a theoretical and practical preparatory course will be held for prospective teaching chemistry students of all types of schools.

Jul 30, 2019 Research funding: New project on the origin of life

Professor Oliver Trapp is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation in his research into the beginning of life.

Jul 24, 2019 Early Excellence Award: Julian Stingele receives award from Bayer

Professor Julian Stingele has been awarded the Bayer Early Excellence Award by the Bayer Science & Education Foundation.

Jun 17, 2019 Origin of life - A prebiotic route to DNA

DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. LMU chemists led by Oliver Trapp show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early Earth.

May 21, 2019 Junior Research Groups Seminar 2019

JGR Seminar at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy LMU

May 20, 2019 Princess Therese of Bavaria Price 2019

The Princess Therese of Bavaria Prize this year will also be awarded to two scientists of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. med. Lena Daumann and Prof. Dr. med. Olivia Merkel.

May 13, 2019 New research building: Topping at the Institute of Chemical Epigenetics

The LMU has added a central element to its campus Großhadern / Martinsried. The new building, in which researchers investigate important mechanisms of genetic control, is taking shape.

May 08, 2019 Thomas Carell elected to Supervisory Board of BASF

Professor Thomas Carell, holder of the Chair of Organic Chemistry at LMU, has been elected to the Supervisory Board of BASF SE - one of the largest chemical companies in the world.

Apr 03, 2019 Characterizing proteins by “ultra-fast” rotation about the magic angle

The cover of the current issue of the journal “Angewandte Chemie” highlights the achievements of the group around Prof. Rasmus Linser, innovating solid-state NMR spectroscopy: Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy involving ultra-fast magic angle spinning now enables comprehensive characterization of protein structure and dynamics from only minimal amounts of non-deuterated, solid proteins.

Mar 29, 2019 EU Research Awards Three LMU researchers among the winners

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Advanced Grants to three principal investigators at LMU.

Mar 25, 2019 Department of Chemistry and Robert Bosch Foundation promote student project on rare earth recycling

In the cooperation project "Our Common Future" between the Department of Chemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Feodor-Lynen-Gymnasium Planegg, students of the 11th grade of the Feodor-Lynen-Gymnasium Planegg examine under the professional guidance of Prof. Lena Daumann and of the Fachdidaktik Chemie, Prof. Stefan Schwarzer, how rare earths can be recovered from everyday objects and recycled in an environmentally friendly way.

Mar 22, 2019 Ars Legendi Faculty Award: "I want to promote independent thinking"

Professor Lena Daumann from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU has been awarded the prestigious Ars legendi Faculty Award for her excellent teaching.

Mar 11, 2019 Electrophilic thioether synthesis starting from organozinc reagents

LMU chemists have developed a versatile method for the synthesis of highly functionalized thioethers. This building block is widely used in, among other things, biologically active substances.

Feb 28, 2019 Awards and prizes: LMU biochemist wins top research prize

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has awarded one of its most prestigious honors, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, to Professor Henriette Uhlenhaut, an endocrinologist at LMU’s Gene Center.

Feb 22, 2019 Schüler-Info-Tag 2019

Am Freitag, den 22.02.2019 findet der jährliche Schüler-Info-Tag 2019 für alle an Chemie oder Pharmazie interessierten Schüler statt. Highlights sind die große Chemievorlesung sowie Führungen, Experimente und Vorträge für Schüler auf dem gesamten Campus. Die Studiengangskoordinatoren stellen die Studiengänge der Fakultät vor.

Feb 18, 2019 Solid-state catalysis: Fluctuations clear the way

LMU chemists have identified a mechanism that allows molecules to diffuse rapidly on the already crowded surface of a solid-state catalyst – an important capability, especially for efficient catalysis under industrial conditions.

Feb 01, 2019 New EU consortium for new gene therapies EU research project

The LMU and NIM scientist Prof Ernst Wagner coordinates the Working Package “Tailor gene-delivery strategies” within the new EU project “UPGRADE: Unlocking Precision Gene Therapy”. He and Dr. Ulrich Lächelt will optimize the non-viral delivery of new and precise gene-editing tools.

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