Publication from Münster University researchers in Paper-of-the-year list of "Optics & Photonics News"
By now, it is almost a tradition at the Institute of Applied Physics of the University of Münster: Like in the previous years, a research project of the team of Prof. Dr. Cornelia Denz has been selected by the well-known journal "Optics & Photonics News" for the list of the 30 best publications of the year. This unique appreciation for excellent research in the fields of optics and photonics traditionally is announced at the end of the year within in a special issue of the journal.
Researchers from the University of Münster report in "Nature Communications"
Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication and biomedical sensing. Researchers have now developed a new molecular device enabling to detect light and translate it with high efficiency to detectable electronical current.
The MD thesis of Dr. Robert Seifert, a physician, is based on an interdisciplinary cooperation, supported by the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence. He and his colleagues developed an algorithm for the precise analysis of image data. A WWU dissertation prize was awarded for this.
Researchers from the University of Münster report on their findings in Science
A “hidden cradle of plant evolution” has been uncovered in Jordan. In Permian sedimentary rocks exposed along the east coast of the Dead Sea, a team led by palaeobotanists from the University of Münster discovered well-preserved fossils of plant groups bearing characteristics typical of younger periods of Earth history.
Federal minister of education and reserarch visits MEET Battery research center
On Wednesday, 19 December, the German Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, paid visits to the MEET Battery Research Centre at the University of Münster and to the Helmholtz Institute in Münster (HI MS), a branch of the Jülich Research Centre. During her visit, the Minister was informed of current projects being undertaken at both locations.
Cell biologists at Münster University develop new method for measuring how mechanical forces in cells are processed
Cell biologists at the University of Münster have developed a new method for measuring how mechanical forces in cells are processed. The results have been published in the journal “Nature Communications”.
Research done by Prof. Dirk Prüfer and his team makes transfer possible / "Taraxagum project is an outstanding example of the way that Münster University stands for top-level research"
The foundations were laid by a team led by Prof. Dirk Prüfer at the Institute of Plant Biotechnology at Münster University with their years of research into dandelion rubber – and now tyre manufacturer Continental has officially opened its "Taraxagum Lab Anklam" research and testing laboratory in Anklam, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Niels Petersen and Ryan Gilmour awarded Consolidator Grants by the European Research Council
Great achievement: two Consolidator Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) to Münster University researchers: lawyer Prof. Niels Petersen and chemist Prof. Ryan Gilmour each receive one of the coveted grants, which are together worth 3.6 million euros.
Researchers at the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence show that microtubules, which are tubular filaments that form part of the cytoskeleton, generate mechanical forces und contribute to collective cell behaviour during tissue morphogenesis. The study has been published in “Nature Cell Biology”.
“Key-and-lock recognition” through co-assembling points of contact on a nanoscale / Potential for diagnostics, imaging and active ingredients in medicines
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 small proteins and enter into highly selective binding with them.
From wild plant to crop: CRISPR-Cas9 revolutionizes breeding / New tomato contains more valuable antioxidants
For the first time, researchers have created, within a single generation, a new crop from a wild plant – the progenitor of our modern tomato – by using a modern process of genome editing. Participating in the study was a team led by Prof. Jörg Kudla from the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Münster.
Two applications approved / Münster still in the running for “University of Excellence” title
A decision has been reached in the first funding line, “Cluster of Excellence”, in the Excellence Strategy being pursued by the national and state governments in Germany. In the competition, the University of Münster was successful with two of the three Cluster applications it submitted. The following Clusters of Excellence will receive funding for a period of seven years: “Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” and “Mathematics Münster.
New findings published in ''Nature“ on the formation of matter / Experiments provide information on the beginnings of the universe
In the science journal 'Nature' an analysis is presented by scientists of a series of experiments at major particle accelerators which sheds light on the formation of matter. Prof. Anton Andronic, physicist at Münster University, is part of the international team of scientists.
Precursors of genes constantly emerge "out of thin air" – but only a few survive for good
Accumulating evidence suggests that new genes can arise spontaneously from previously non-coding DNA instead of through the gradual mutation of established genes. Bioinformaticians at the University of Münster are now, for the first time, studying the earliest stages in the emergence of such “genes out of thin air”, also known as de novo genes.