News Archive - 2021
Dec 15, 2021 PCR: Activated by light

A new approach by LMU biochemists could help to significantly improve diagnostic tests based on PCR. The enzymes used are triggered by light pulses.

Dec 10, 2021 Origin of Life: Peptide formation in liquid sulphur dioxide on early Earth

A team led by LMU chemist Oliver Trapp reports in Nature Communications.

Dec 06, 2021 Roemer Prizes 2021 awarded

This year, for the 16th time, the Römer Prizes were awarded for outstanding achievements in biochemistry and chemistry.

Nov 26, 2021 Material science: New method probes crystal heterogeneity

A team working with LMU researcher Evelyn Ploetz reports in Advanced Materials.

Nov 26, 2021 Fifteen LMU scientists and academics make Highly Cited Researchers list

The latest analysis of publications places fifteen LMU scientists and academics among the most successful in their chosen field.

Nov 16, 2021 Active Substances against SARS-CoV2

Three groups from the Department of Pharmacy succeed in innovation competition of the Federal Agency for Leap Innovations.

Oct 22, 2021 Structural biology: Mechanisms of novel anti-cancer drugs elucidated

LMU structural biologist Karl-Peter Hopfner reports in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Sep 27, 2021 LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

Panel discussion on "Sustainable Energy Use in Mobility".

Sep 21, 2021 Welcome to the winter semester 2021/2022!

Today we would like to inform you about the upcoming winter semester. To our great pleasure, it currently looks like this semester will again be fully attended.

Sep 20, 2021 Switching to new SciFinder version

Shutdown of SciFinder and changeover to the new version SciFindern as of 01.10.2021

Sep 06, 2021 Pigments of Life

LMU researchers have shown that degradation products of chlorophyll and heme bind to the cytoskeletal protein actin in cancer cells.

Sep 02, 2021 Julian Stingele receives generously endowed scholarship

The Boston-based Vallee Foundation has awarded one of its scholarships to Professor Julian Stingele, who is at LMU’s Gene Center. For the next four years, he will have a further 340,000 dollars in research funding at his disposal.

Aug 16, 2021 Impfstatus der Studierenden der Fakultät Chemie und Pharmazie

Große Beteiligung an der Umfrage zum Impfstatus der Studierenden unserer Fakultät. Erfreulicherweise werden zu Vorlesungsbeginn knapp 90% von Ihnen bereits den vollständigen Impfschutz besitzen.

Jul 23, 2021 Chemistry practicals: Virtual reactions

Lab practicals enriched with online videos—that is the goal of a group of LMU chemists working with colleagues from Paris, Murcia and Cardiff. Their multilingual project is supported by an ERASMUS program.

Jul 22, 2021 Molecular gastronomy

Origin of life: What was the recipe for the "Ursuppe" from which life emerged? LMU chemists Thomas Carell and Oliver Trapp, and physicist Dieter Braun, discuss the early steps in the evolution of life some four billion years ago.

Jul 16, 2021 Commemoration of the 100th birthday of Hans Konrad Leipelt

This year, Hans Konrad Leipelt, who was born on July 18, 1921, would have turned one hundred years old. The Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München would like to honor its former chemistry student, especially for his courage.

Jun 24, 2021 SFB 1309 - Virtual Summer Symposium

We are looking forward to fascinating talks in the field of DNA/RNA modifcation

Jun 18, 2021 LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

Panel discussion on "Future Visions for a Sustainable Energy System".

Jun 15, 2021 Dozentenpreis for LMU chemist

Lena Daumann has been awarded the Chemical Industry Fund’s Dozentenpreis

Jun 07, 2021 Stimulating the immune system with sponges made of silica

Silica nanoparticles developed by a team from the University of Geneva and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität have significantly increased the effectiveness and precision of immunotherapies.

May 20, 2021 Biophysics: Graphene unlocks its potential for superresolution microscopy

Scientists from LMU have unlocked the full potential of graphene – a single atom thick material – for fluorescence microscopy. Beside applications such as biological assays the study shows a microscopy resolution world record of 3 nanometer. This result might turn graphene into the new standard platform for state-of-the art microscopy.

May 18, 2021 LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

Panel discussion on "The Potential of Sustainable Energy Production".

May 11, 2021 Epigenetics and Evolution

LMU pharmacologist Elvir Becirovic receives funding from the Volkswagen Foundation's "EXPERIMENT!" initiative for a project on epigenetics.

May 10, 2021 Future cluster CNATM of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy is among the 15 finalists of 2nd competition round

In the nationwide future cluster competition, a jury of experts recommended 15 proposals for funding a conception phase from a total of 117 competition entries.
The future cluster CNATM (Cluster for Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Munich) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU is among these 15 finalists.

May 07, 2021 LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

The question of efficient and sustainable energy storage is more virulent than ever before. Environmentally conscious economic and climate policy relies on this new research into energy storage. It is precisely these research questions that are being advanced at the Excellence Cluster e-conversion supported by LMU and TUM. The lecture series aims to present the potential of current energy research to a wider public audience and to discuss its political relevance.

May 06, 2021 Award ceremonies at the Department of Pharmacy

In a small solemn ceremony on April 23, the Herbert Marcinek Prizes, a Lesmüller Prize, the Daiichi Sankyo Master Prize and the AbbVie Promotion Prizes for 2020 were awarded.

Apr 26, 2021 LMU immunologist Veit Hornung wins ERC Advanced Grant

Veit Hornung has received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for the study of pivotal components of the innate immune system.

Mar 30, 2021 Small molecules that behave like helical springs

Tightly wound nanomolecules respond to external forces faster than classical springs. They can be readily extended and rapidly return to their original form.

Mar 17, 2021 Electrochromic materials: Rapid color change

Smart glass can change its color through electricity. A new material developed by an e-conversion team has now set a speed record for such a color change.

Mar 01, 2021 Energy Transfer in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED): The secret of the missing excitons

Organic semiconductors such as those in OLEDs would be more efficient if parts of the energy did not disappear secretly into the material. A team from the e-conversion cluster has successfully followed the trail – equipped with an elegant method that counts the excited electrons and discloses how they vanish.

Feb 15, 2021 Detecting single molecules and diagnosing diseases with a smartphone

LMU researchers show that the light emitted by a single molecule can be detected with a low-cost optical setup. Their prototype could facilitate medical diagnostics.

Feb 05, 2021 News from the Institute for Chemical Epigenetics (ICEM)

Institute for Chemical Epigenetics Munich ICEM is arousing interest in Prime Time News even before its completion.

Jan 21, 2021 The toolbox always at hand: Self-regeneration and self-healing of DNA-based molecular structures

How do you repair the world's smallest machines? The best way is to let them do it on their own. Many nano-machines are made of artificial DNA building blocks, and a group from the e-conversion cluster has now shown that this material can replace its own defective parts by itself.

Jan 18, 2021 Physical Chemistry: Fluorescence microscopy at highest spatial and temporal resolution

LMU researchers simplify the MINFLUX microscope and have succeeded in differentiating molecules that are extremely close together and tracking their dynamics.

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