News Archive - 2016
Dec 15, 2016 Künstliche Photosynthese - Von der Natur lernen

Ein neuartiges Kohlenstoffnitrid-Polymer speichert licht-induzierte Elektronen und gibt sie nach Bedarf frei.

Dec 08, 2016 Leibniz Prize - Accolade for LMU‘s Karl-Peter Hopfner

Biochemist Karl-Peter Hopfner studies how cells detect and repair the damage to their DNA that is an inevitable consequence of environmental factors and enzymatic errors. His work has now won him Germany’s most important prize for research.

Dec 05, 2016 Protein synthesis - Ribosome recycling as a drug target

LMU researchers have elucidated a mechanism that recycles bacterial ribosomes stalled on messenger RNAs that lack termination codons. The protein involved provides a potential target for future antibiotics.

Dec 01, 2016 Stereochemistry - Self-amplifying selectivity

LMU chemist Oliver Trapp has designed and synthesized a catalyst which flexibly molds the handedness of the reaction products with which it interacts.

Nov 30, 2016 Zeugnisübergabe Master Chemie und Master Biochemie

Zeugnisübergabe Master Chemie und Master Biochemie sowie Römerpreis-Verleihung am 2.12.2016

Nov 25, 2016 Inorganic chemistry - New compounds pack more punch

LMU chemists have developed two new secondary explosives that are significantly more effective than comparable materials currently available.

Nov 24, 2016 Akademische Abschlussfeier des Departments für Pharmazie

Die diesjährige Akademische Abschlussfeier des Departments für Pharmazie – Zentrum für Pharmaforschung findet am Freitag, den 25.11.2016 im Buchner-Hörsaal statt.

Nov 17, 2016 Price of Good Teaching: Three prize winners are LMU members

Professor Christian Ochsenfeld from the Department of Chemistry of the LMU, Dr. Daniela Kugelmann from the Anatomical Institute of the Medical Faculty as well as PD Dr. Felix Schönbrodt from the Faculty for Psychology and Educational Theory were honored with the Price of Good Teaching at universities of Bavaria. Science Minister Ludwig Spaenle awarded the prizes of all Bavarian universities on November, 16, 2016 in the Senate Hall of the LMU.

Nov 03, 2016 Gene regulation: Shaping up to make the cut

Before RNA copies of genes can program the synthesis of proteins, the non-coding regions are removed by the spliceosome. Munich researchers report that distinct conformations of a member of this molecular complex play a vital role in the process.

Oct 10, 2016 Research topics in the Department of Biochemistry

On 21.10.2016, starting at 15:00, the working groups of biochemistry will present their research topics in short presentations and laboratory courses for chemistry and biochemistry students.

Sep 15, 2016 Molecular switches - Two ways to turn

LMU chemists have synthesized a new photo-activatable molecule, which shows 2-dimensional switching behavior – an essential prerequisite for the construction of complex molecular machines.

Sep 12, 2016 EU research funding ERC Grants: Six LMU proposals selected

Six proposals submitted by LMU applicants have won prestigious ERC Starting Grants from the European Research Council.

Jul 26, 2016 Molecular Switches: Light-controlled Mediators

LMU and EMBL researchers equipped vital cellular transmitters with an optical switch. This allows them to get detailed insight into the complex communication networks of metabolism.

Jul 25, 2016 Antibiotics: An unusual spot for a roadblock

An LMU team has shown that orthosomycins bind to a site on the bacterial ribosome that is not used by any other antibiotic. The finding could lead to agents that are effective against existing multi-drug resistant bacterial strains.

Jul 01, 2016 Gene therapy: Channel to a world of color

Pharmacologists at LMU have developed gene-based agents for the treatment of congenital eye diseases. The first of these is now undergoing a phase-I clinical trial in color-blind patients at the University Medical Center in Tübingen.

Jun 28, 2016 Childhood dementia: Defining an enigmatic but vital function

LMU pharmacologist Christian Grimm has been awarded this year’s NCL Award for Research for a project that seeks to elucidate the major genetic cause of childhood dementia and identify new therapeutic agents for the condition.

Jun 27, 2016 Award for Dr. Leonhard Möckl

At the foundation party of the LMU, Dr. Leonhard Möckl from the faculty for chemistry and pharmacy received a promotion price.

Jun 21, 2016 Leopoldina: Professor Veit Hornung added as a member

Professor Veit Hornung, who holds the chair of Immune Biochemistry at the Gene Center of the LMU, is elected as a member of the Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences in Halle / Saale.

Jun 13, 2016 Immune system: Natural killer cells have a memory

Research teams at LMU Munich and Bonn University have decoded an autoimmune mechanism that enables so-called natural killer cells to attack chemically modified skin cells, and reveals that these immune cells exhibit immunological memory.

Jun 07, 2016 Otto Bayer Prize for Dirk Trauner

LMU professor Dirk Trauner honored for his significant contributions to photopharmacology and optogenetics.

May 20, 2016 Professor Thomas Carell awarded with Inhoffen Medal

Professor Thomas Carell was honored for his outstanding research in the field of DNA repair with this year's Inhoffen Medal.

May 19, 2016 Infections - Fighting the Chikungunya virus

Scientists have developed a new strategy for the search on therapeutic options against Chikungunya. They have identified both known agents, as well as a new class of compounds as potential antiviral drugs.

May 18, 2016 Evolution - Building-blocks of life

Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated. LMU chemists have discovered an efficient mechanism for the prebiotic synthesis of a vital class of such compounds.

May 18, 2016 Attosecond physics - Using laser pulses to direct protons

Using ultrashort laser pulses an international team at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics has managed to manipulate the positions of atoms in hydrocarbon molecules in a targeted fashion.

Apr 19, 2016 BioSysM - The systems of biology

A new Center devoted to research on Molecular Biosystems is the latest addition to LMU’s HighTechCampus in Grosshadern/Martinsried.

Apr 05, 2016 ScienceCast - Photoswitches: A New Addition to the Molecular Toolkit

LMU chemist Dirk Trauner builds photoresponsive molecular switches that enable nerve-cell receptors to be controlled by light. In this way, nerve-cell activity can be switched on and off at will – in the laboratory. “But,” he says, “we hope that our research can be translated into medical applications.” In that case, Trauner’s strategy ould provide a means of compensating for the loss of photoreceptors in the retina – one of the most prevalent causes of blindness – or lead to more effective and less stressful forms of cancer chemotherapy.

Apr 04, 2016 Immunology - An alternative route to inflammation

Using a combination of newly developed methods, researchers led by LMU immunologist Veit Hornung have defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers inflammation.

Jan 23, 2016 Schüler-Info-Tag 2016

Am Freitag, den 26.02.2016 findet ein Schüler-Info-Tag 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.

Jan 22, 2016 Congenital eye disorders - Yin and yang in retinal degeneration

Mutations in the peripherin-2 gene are among the major causes of retinal degeneration. LMU researchers have now discovered why different mutations in the gene preferentially affect one or other of the two types of photoreceptor cells in the eye.

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