Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie

News Archive - 2021

PCR: Activated by light

Dec 15, 2021

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

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Origin of Life: Peptide formation in liquid sulphur dioxide on early Earth

Dec 10, 2021

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

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Roemer Prizes 2021 awarded

Dec 06, 2021

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

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Fifteen LMU scientists and academics make Highly Cited Researchers list

Nov 26, 2021

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

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Material science: New method probes crystal heterogeneity

Nov 26, 2021

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

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Active Substances against SARS-CoV2

Nov 16, 2021

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

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Structural biology: Mechanisms of novel anti-cancer drugs elucidated

Oct 22, 2021

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

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LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

Sep 27, 2021

Panel discussion on "Sustainable Energy Use in Mobility".

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Welcome to the winter semester 2021/2022!

Sep 21, 2021

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Switching to new SciFinder version

Sep 20, 2021

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

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Pigments of Life

Sep 06, 2021

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

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Julian Stingele receives generously endowed scholarship

Sep 02, 2021

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.

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Impfstatus der Studierenden der Fakultät Chemie und Pharmazie

Aug 16, 2021

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

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Chemistry practicals: Virtual reactions

Jul 23, 2021

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.

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Molecular gastronomy

Jul 22, 2021

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.

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Commemoration of the 100th birthday of Hans Konrad Leipelt

Jul 16, 2021

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.

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SFB 1309 - Virtual Summer Symposium

Jun 24, 2021

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

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LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

Jun 18, 2021

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

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Dozentenpreis for LMU chemist

Jun 15, 2021

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

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Stimulating the immune system with sponges made of silica

Jun 07, 2021

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

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Biophysics: Graphene unlocks its potential for superresolution microscopy

May 20, 2021

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.

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LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

May 18, 2021

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

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Epigenetics and Evolution

May 11, 2021

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

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

May 10, 2021

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.

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LMU Center for Advanced Studies - Lecture Series "Energy of the Future"

May 07, 2021

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.

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Award ceremonies at the Department of Pharmacy

May 06, 2021

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.

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LMU immunologist Veit Hornung wins ERC Advanced Grant

Apr 26, 2021

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

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Small molecules that behave like helical springs

Mar 30, 2021

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

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Electrochromic materials: Rapid color change

Mar 17, 2021

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.

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

Mar 01, 2021

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.

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Detecting single molecules and diagnosing diseases with a smartphone

Feb 15, 2021

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.

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News from the Institute for Chemical Epigenetics (ICEM)

Feb 05, 2021

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

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

Jan 21, 2021

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.

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Physical Chemistry: Fluorescence microscopy at highest spatial and temporal resolution

Jan 18, 2021

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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