A team led by Prof. Armido Studer has introduced a strategy for converting carbon-nitrogen atom pairs in a frequently used ring-shaped compound into carbon-carbon atom pairs. The method has potential in the quest for active ingredients for new drugs, for example.
A team of chemists led by Prof. Frank Glorius have presented a new approach in which a single carbon atom is inserted into the carbon skeleton in order to adjust the ring size and to form a new ring. The method could be relevant, for example, for the production of active ingredients in new pharmaceutical products.
Nagoya University has awarded Gerhard Erker an honorary doctorate. The award recognizes his pioneering research achievements as well as his services to the promotion of international scientific cooperation and academic education. The certificate was presented on December 2 in Nagoya during one of the regular scientific meetings of the International Research Training Group IRTG 2678.
Prof Armido Studer from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster receives the Paracelsus Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society. He is honoured for his work in the field of radical chemistry.
The chemists Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zeier as well as the physician Prof. Dr. Oliver Söhnlein from the University of Münster are represented in the current citation ranking of the US company "Clarivate Analytics" and are thus among the most cited researchers worldwide.
A team led by chemist Prof. Ryan Gilmour shows how a metal-free organocatalytic platform can be used to fluorinate certain carbon compounds. The method creates molecular building blocks that can be candidates for new active substances.
For his outstanding contribution towards the development of novel radical-based methodologies, Prof. Armido Studer from the Organic Chemistry Institute of the University of Münster receives an "Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award" worth a total of 45,000 US dollar.
Working together with Chinese researchers, Münster physicists and chemists have, for the first time, produced long-chain mobile polymers on metallic surfaces, doing so by means of ballbot-type molecules which glide over the surface. Details of the work have been published in the journal “Nature Chemistry”.
A team of chemists from the University of Münster developed a novel concept in which a mixture of molecules that behave like mirror images is converted to a single form. To this end, they use light as external energy source. The conversion is relevant e.g. for the preparation of drugs. The study is now published in the journal “Nature”.
Together with his research group, chemist Prof. Frank Glorius is organizing a symposium on issues of sustainability in chemistry, which will be held for the first time on August 24th in Münster University's castle.
A team led by Prof. Ryan Gilmour at the Organic Chemistry Institute has reported in “Nature Communications” on the rapid generation of new fluorinated molecular fragments for drug discovery using organocatalysis.
An international team of chemists led by Professors Frank Glorius (University of Münster) and Kendall N. Houk (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) has succeeded for the first time in using structural editing to insert a four-membered molecular ring into a larger, aromatic ring. This resulted in a structurally complex bicyclic ring system.
The "European Academy of Sciences" (EURASC) has elected Prof. Ryan Gilmour from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster as a "Fellow". Election into the Academy is a great honour and important recognition of his scientific accomplishments.
A team headed by Münster University chemist Prof. Armido Studer has developed a photocatalytic process in which water is activated using an oxidised triaryl phosphine as a reagent. Activation is a precondition for splitting water into its components.
A research team led by Prof. Bart Jan Ravoo (University of Münster) and Prof. Timo Betz (University of Göttingen) describes for the first time how living cells can be reversibly deformed by specifically influencing the cell membrane using light.
An American-German research team describes in the scientific journal "Nature" a new approach to switch off certain "cancer genes" via a targeted modification of RNA. Among the scientists is Prof. Frank Glorius from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the WWU Münster.
Award for top research: Chemist Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius from the University of Münster receives one of the prestigious "ERC Advanced Grants" from the European Research Council (ERC). The funding of 2.5 million euros is intended to enable the realization of an outstanding research project.
At a symposium of the Organic Chemistry Institute of the University of Münster with the working groups of the Stratingh-Institut for Chemistry of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, their shared features were highlighted, discussed and celebrated through lectures and poster presentations on research topics at the overlap between the two facilities.
In this series of videos, the Communication and Public Relations department presents six academics from a variety of disciplines who are either junior professors or who head a group of junior researchers.
Prof. Dr. Frank Glorius of the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Münster (WWU) has been awarded the Otto Bayer Prize for Chemistry and Biochemistry 2022 by the Bayer Foundation in recognition of his pioneering achievements in catalysis research.
On New Year’s Reception in the Schloss Prof. Ryan Gilmour received the Research Prize 2022 for his outstanding, internationally acclaimed research. The prize is awarded every two years and is worth 30,000 euros. In awarding this prize money, the Rectorate supports the recipients’ research.