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    A Starting Grant in 2017, now a Consolidator Grant: Elmar Wolf has now raised several million euros in third-party funding for his research projects.

    Elmar Wolf has been on the hunt for new therapies for a type of pancreatic cancer and has been awarded a two million euro ERC Consolidator Grant for this.

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    Stimulation of the Venus flytrap by touch triggers electrical signals and calcium waves. The calcium signature is decoded; this causes the trap to shut quickly. The DYSC mutant has lost the ability to read and decode the calcium signature correctly.

    The newly discovered dyscalculia mutant of the Venus flytrap has lost its ability to count electrical impulses. Würzburg researchers reveal the cause of the defect.

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    How many people does an infected person infect in a population that has not yet had any contact with this virus? Information on this question is provided by the so-called basic replication number R0.

    At the beginning of the corona pandemic, the R0 value was an essential criterion for estimating the further development. A study by the University of Würzburg now shows that it was often not really accurately determined.

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    Cells probably require up to 50 percent of their energy reserves for ribosome production. Under nutrient deficiency, the LARP1 protein ensures that protein production is reduced.

    How do cells manage to quickly adapt their growth to changing environmental conditions? A new study by a research team from Würzburg provides an answer to this question.

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    Ants are usually found in large numbers. But how many of them are there in total on earth?

    Have you ever asked yourself this question? A team led by Würzburg biologists Dr. Patrick Schultheiss and Dr. Sabine Nooten now has the answer. In addition to the number, the distribution was also determined.

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    A Matabele ant treats the wound of a conspecific with an antimicrobial substance.

    Biologist Dr. Erik Frank is researching how an African ant species treats its wounded. To continue his work, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has now granted him an Emmy Noether group.

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    Smallpox viruses - here seen under the microscope - are among the deadliest pathogens in human history. Not quite as dangerous, but still worrying, is the current outbreak of monkeypox.

    Poxviruses pose a threat to humanity that should be taken seriously, as the current outbreak of monkeypox shows. A research team from the University of Würzburg is now working on the development of new drugs.

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    Events

    PHD defense Meiqi Ding; Faculty for Biology

    “Dissecting ion signaling in pollen tube growth and plant defense responses by probing plants with Hemibodies”rhodopsin-based plant optogenetics”

    12/08/2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    [Translate to Englisch:] Logo Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
    Category: Fakultät für Biologie, Kalender-JMU, Kolloquium, Promotionskolloquium
    Location: Seminarpavillon des Julius-von-Sachs-Instituts
    Organizer: Fakultät für Biologie
    Speaker: Meiqi Ding, M. Sc.

    PHD defense Sebastian Vogel; Faculty for Biology

    "Einflussfaktoren auf xylobionte Artenvielfalt und Rückschlüsse für den Naturschutz"

    08/17/2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    [Translate to Englisch:] Logo Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
    Category: Fakultät für Biologie, Kalender-JMU, Kolloquium, Promotionskolloquium
    Organizer: via Zoom
    Speaker: Sebastian Vogel, M. Sc.