Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

News Archive - 2019

Good Teaching Awards: Three prices for the LMU

Dec 19, 2019

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

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RNA modification Methylation and mopping up

Dec 09, 2019

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.

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Immunology: Activation by breakdown

Nov 28, 2019

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.

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Research Day at the Department of Pharmacy

Nov 27, 2019

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

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Citation analysis: 13 LMU faculty members among highly cited authors

Nov 27, 2019

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.

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Scientific research: New Scifinder version available

Nov 26, 2019

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

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Energy research: Economizing on iridium

Nov 20, 2019

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.

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Chemistry Five-fold boost in formaldehyde yield

Nov 13, 2019

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.

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

Nov 07, 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.

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Awarding of Römer Foundation prizes and handing over of master's certificates in chemistry and biochemistry

Oct 28, 2019

Festive event on Friday, 7.12.2018, at 15:15

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Web of Science: Rolf Huisgen is Citation Laureate

Oct 09, 2019

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.

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Chemical Evolution: One Pot Wonder

Oct 08, 2019

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.

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Catalysts: Reactions on the edge

Oct 08, 2019

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

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Molecular motors: Rotation on an eight-shaped path

Oct 02, 2019

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

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Binding of atoms: Repulsion is followed by attraction

Sep 13, 2019

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

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DPHG Annual Conference: Prof. Angelika Vollmar honored

Sep 05, 2019

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

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DNA repair: Opening the hatch to heal the break

Sep 03, 2019

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.

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Awards: Ten ERC Starting Grants for LMU

Sep 03, 2019

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

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Heading for new biosensors with graphene and DNA

Sep 02, 2019

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.

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Theoretical and practical preliminary course for chemistry teacher's students

Aug 02, 2019

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.

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Research funding: New project on the origin of life

Jul 30, 2019

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

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Early Excellence Award: Julian Stingele receives award from Bayer

Jul 24, 2019

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

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Origin of life - A prebiotic route to DNA

Jun 17, 2019

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.

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Junior Research Groups Seminar 2019

May 21, 2019

JGR Seminar at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy LMU

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Princess Therese of Bavaria Price 2019

May 20, 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.

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New research building: Topping at the Institute of Chemical Epigenetics

May 13, 2019

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.

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Thomas Carell elected to Supervisory Board of BASF

May 08, 2019

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.

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Characterizing proteins by “ultra-fast” rotation about the magic angle

Apr 03, 2019

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.

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EU Research Awards Three LMU researchers among the winners

Mar 29, 2019

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

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Department of Chemistry and Robert Bosch Foundation promote student project on rare earth recycling

Mar 25, 2019

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.

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Ars Legendi Faculty Award: "I want to promote independent thinking"

Mar 22, 2019

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.

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Electrophilic thioether synthesis starting from organozinc reagents

Mar 11, 2019

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.

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Awards and prizes: LMU biochemist wins top research prize

Feb 28, 2019

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.

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Schüler-Info-Tag 2019

Feb 22, 2019

Am Freitag, den 22.02.2019 findet der jährliche Schüler-Info-Tag 2019 für alle an Chemie oder Pharmazie interessierten Schüler statt.

Freitag, 23.02.2018, Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

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Solid-state catalysis: Fluctuations clear the way

Feb 18, 2019

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.

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New EU consortium for new gene therapies EU research project

Feb 01, 2019

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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