Vienna March for Science - together for science
On Saturday, 22 April 2017, the "March for Science" takes place. With 400 demonstrations, many cities around the world will take the initiative to underline the relevance of research and science to our society. In Vienna Nuno Maulide from the Department of Organic Chemistry is also present. At the closing ceremony at Maria-Theresien-Platz he wants to make a speech to protect, strengthen and celebrate the foundations of science.
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Nuno Maulide elected as a member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
A total of 34 researchers were recently admitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Among them, Nuno Maulide from the Department of Organic Chemistry for the class of the Young Academy. The nominated scientists from Austria and abroad, as well as from various disciplines, are awarded with their membership for their outstanding scientific achievements and their reputation in the professional world.
Congratulations to Nuno Maulide!
Faculty Day 2017
with the public lecture by Prof. Gunda Köllensperger
The faculty day on 17 March 2017 also offered an interesting and rich program this year.
In addition to information on the development of the faculty, about the study programs or the possibilities of third-party funding, the departments and centers presented their achievements and research foci in a posterhow.
Freddy Kleitz, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry since June 2016, presented himself to the auditorium. The dissertation awards of the Faculty of Chemistry for the academic year 2015/16 were awarded, as well as the "Golden Doctoral Diplomas".
Gunda Köllensperger, Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the Department of Analytical Chemistry, gave her lecture on "Mass Spectrometry - an Essential Tool in Analytical Chemistry".
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How metals interact with the genome
For some years, metal compounds have been successfully used as chemotherapeutic agents for the control of certain types of cancer - most commonly platinum compounds. The lack of understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms in these metal compounds often hinders the search for new, more effective antitumor agents. An international research team led by Leticia González from the Department of Theoretical Chemistry has now developed a method to observe the interaction of metal compounds with the cellular genetic material.
Science & Drinks at the ERC-Talk
From quantum physics to philosophy: At the ERC Talk on March 13, ERC Prize winners from the University of Vienna presented their research in an entertaining manner. Uni: view was on site with the camera and interviewed visitors and ERC prize winners, including Nuno Maulide from the Department of Organic Chemistry, for their impressions.
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Gunda Köllensperger in the portrait
Mass spectrometry is the research focus of Gunda Köllensperger, Professor of Environ- mental Chemistry at the Department of Analytical Chemistry. On March 17, 2017, she will held her public lecture at the facultyday of the Faculty of Chemistry.
In an interview with uni: view, she talks about her way to chemistry, her current focus and her prototype LILY.
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Health from the laboratory - what is possible?
Together with the University of Vienna, theStandard.at is asking the semester question, which this time deals with "health from the laboratory".
Four experts from the University of Vienna, including Veronika Somoza from the Department of Nutritional Physiology and Physiological Chemistry, are discussing together with readers of derStandard.at.
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Microbes in outer space
The astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic from the Department of Biophysical Chemistry investigates the molecular mechanisms of microbial survival in space.
Unprotected, a human being would survive at most a second in space. This does not apply to those microbes that the astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic is currently investigating. Both the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus Radiodurans and the archaeon Metallosphaera Sedula have the potential to exist in space. These results bring the researchers a little further in their search for the molecular conditions for microbial survival under extremely harsh conditions.
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Rik Oost and Patrick Zobel at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Rik Oost from Nuno Maulides team of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Patrick Zobel from the workgroup of Leticia Gonzalez / Department of Theoretical Chemistry were selected to participate in the upcoming prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are annual scientific conferences held since 1951 in the city of Lindau on Lake Constance. Its aim is to bring together Nobel laureates and young scientists to promote scientific exchange across generations and cultures.
The conferences take a special place among the international scientific conferences: with an annual average of 30-40 participating laureates, they represent the world's largest gathering of Nobel Prize winners outside Stockholm's award ceremonies.
Young scientists who wish to attend the meetings must first pass through a multi-stage selection process. Students, postgraduates and post-docs under 35, who are among the best in their respective years, can apply.
The Faculty of Chemistry congratulates Rik Oost and Patrick Zobel very warmly!
Karl Schlögl Prize 2016 for Katharina Pallitsch
Katharina Pallitsch from the Department of Organic Chemistry recently received the Karl Schlögl Prize 2016 from the Austrian Academy of Sciences for her dissertation "Studies on the Biodegradation of P-C Compounds - Phosphonic Acids as Enzyme Inhibitors". The work deals with the study of the degradation of phosphonates in nature as well as with the application of the acquired knowledge for the synthesis of new active ingredients - an area that has so far been given little attention.
The Karl Schlögl Prize is awarded for an outstanding dissertation in the field of chemistry which was conducted at an Austrian university and max. two years before the date of submission.
We congratulate Mrs. Pallitsch on her great performance.
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"Deutsche Apothekerzeitung" reported on the new synthesis method of the Department of Organic Chemistry
Nuno Maulide and his team from the Department of Organic Chemistry have developed a new process to synthesize enantiomerically pure products from sulfur. Without the by-products, under conditions in conventional solvents and at room temperature, the process could become of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry. First prospects already exist.
The "Deutsche Apothekerzeitung" reported recently on the advantages and potential of this new technology.
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"Materials Today" pays tribute to Alexander Bismarck and his team
Composite materials combine the advantages of different components in a single material and are characterized by a wide range of application possibilities. However, the production of these "composites" requires intensive research at the intersection of chemistry and technology.
The working group "Polymer and Composite Engineering" (PaCE), headed by Alexander Bismarck of the Department of Materials Chemistry, focuses specifically on this area. In particular, it tries to combine the manifold research findings on compounds and colloids, reinforcing materials and polymers.
The Group is divided into two locations in Austria and the UK and encompasses interactions with colleagues from all over the world.
In recognition of their research, the renowned specialist magazine "Materials Today" recently published a report on Alexander Bismarck and the "PaCE" team.
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Extension of the INDICAR scholarship of Alessio Terenzi
The interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholarship for cancer research (INDICAR) by Alessio Terenzi was extended until 30 April 2018.
Alessio Terenzi is part of the research platform "Translational Cancer Therapy Research" under the direction of Bernhard Keppler / Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the project "MeCoSG4 - Development of metal complexes coupled to innovative delivering strategies for selective targeting of G-quadruplexes".
The aim of this project is to synthesize metal-based anticancer drugs that selectively recognize specific G4 structures and to develop systems based on long oligonucleotides with G4 units that are able to deliver the drug specifically to cancer cells.
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