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MSCEC 2018 on March 16th 2018

MSCEC 2018
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The Collaborative Research Center SFB 858 hosts the "Münster Symposium on Cooperative Effects in Chemistry" in the University Schloss on March 16th 2018. Plenary Speakers at the 8th edition of this annual meeting are Varinder K. Aggarwal (Bristol, UK), Lee Cronin (Glasgow, UK), Ben Davis (Oxford, UK) and Helmut Schwarz (Berlin, GER). For further announcements click here.

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Niels Petersen and Ryan Gilmour awarded Consolidator Grants by the European Research Council
Prof. Ryan Gilmour
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Two Consolidator Grants for 2018, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), go to researchers at the University of Münster: Prof. Niels Petersen, a lawyer at the Faculty of Law, and Prof. Ryan Gilmour, a chemist at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, each receive one of the coveted grants, which are together worth 3.6 million euros.

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Chemists develop new method for selective binding of proteins

“Key-and-lock recognition” through co-assembling points of contact on a nanoscale / Potential for diagnostics, imaging and active ingredients in medicines
Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo
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A new method of selectively binding proteins to nanoparticles has been described by a team of German and Chinese researchers headed by Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo, a chemist at the “Center for Soft Nanoscience” at the University of Münster. The nanoparticles automatically recognize specific peptides, i.e. small proteins, and enter into highly selective binding with them. Among the model peptides which the researchers examined were amyloids. Deposits of amyloids, for example, play a major role in Alzheimer’s disease, so the researchers are hoping that the mechanism they have discovered might provide a new approach to treating diseases in which such deposits occur. The study has been published in the latest issue of the “Nature Chemistry” journal.

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"ERC Advanced Grants” for Ralf Adams and Frank Glorius

Researchers at Münster University and MPI Münster receive 4.7 million euros of funding from the European Research Council
Ralf Adams and Frank Glorius
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Two “Advanced Grants” from the European Research Council (ERC) go to researchers at the University of Münster and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Molecular Biomedicine in Münster. Biochemist Ralf Adams, Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University and at MPI, and Frank Glorius, Professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University, each receive one of the grants.