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Employee Christmas Party of the Faculty of Chemistry

On Monday, 11th December 2017, a Christmas party will be held from 16:00 for all employees of the Faculty of Chemistry.


Knowledge exchange with society -
Third Mission Conference of the University of Vienna


On Monday, 27th November 2017, there will be an interdisciplinary conference on Third Mission in the Sky Lounge of the University of Vienna at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz. Experts from Germany, such as Isabel Roessler from the Center for Higher Education Development and the Rector of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Ulrich Radtke, discuss with scientists from the University of Vienna, among others Veronika Somoza from the Department of Physiological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, on strategies to strengthen the interconnectedness between science and society.

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Junior Prize of the German Thermoelectric Society for Philipp Sauerschnig

On 16th of November 2017, at the Annual General Meeting of the German Thermoelectrics Society in Duisburg, Philipp Sauerschnig, MSc, was honored for his master thesis "The system Zr-Ni-Sn and Ti, Zr, Hf NiSn based Half Heusler alloys as thermoelectric materials" with the Young Scientist Award 2017 of the German Thermoelectric Society (endowed with Euro 1000,-). In March 2017 Mr. Sauerschnig completed his master's thesis at the Faculty of Chemistry with Peter Rogl and Alexander Bismarck with great success.
Since April 2017 Mr. Sauerschnig has been working on his PhD thesis ("Boride as Thermoelectrics for High Temperature Applications") at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan in cooperation with the University of Tsukuba. The PhD work is funded by a 3-year scholarship from the NIMS Graduate Junior Research Assistantship Program.

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Falling Walls - Young Innovator 2017 to Agnes Reiner

We congratulate Ms. Agnes Reiner, PhD of the Department of Physiological Chemistry for the first place in the international competition Falling Walls Lab 2017.
In this competition, young researchers present their scientific work in just 3 minutes for a broad audience.
A top-class jury selected Agnes Reiner from 100 finalists from more than 50 nations for her work on the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

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Successful doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Chemistry

Since 2008, the 40 best dissertations of the past academic year have been honored with the "Award of Excellence" State Prize of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The proposals come from the universities. Sonja Platzer from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry achieved this prestigious award with her PhD thesis "Synthesis and characterization of novel task-specific ionic liquids for heavy metal extractin".

In addition, the dedicated scientist, as well as her colleague Ewelina Orlowska from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, was honored with the Scientific Award of the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) - Special Prize "Water". Orlowska's dissertation "Synthesis, characterization and algal growth studies of iron complexes with aquatic humic acid models", like that of Sonja Platzer, deals with a topic that is important for environmental protection in Vienna.

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Even in chemistry, all good things are three

Due to their reactive double bond, alkenes are regarded as an important starting point for many basic substances of the chemical industry. The team around Nuno Maulide from the Department of Organic Chemistry has now developed a new process that improves the synthesis of these chemical compounds. In contrast to previous methods, chemists use tripartite rings for the production of new substances for the first time.
The results have recently been published in the renowned journal "Nature Communications".

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Herbert Ipser honored with the Hume-Rothery Prize

Herbert Ipser, former head of the Department of Inorganic Chemistry / Materials Chemistry and longtime professor of inorganic chemistry at our faculty, has been honored with the prestigious "Hume-Rothery Prize" by the London Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining for his life's work. The annual award was bestowed upon him for his outstanding contribution to the elucidation of phase equilibria in materials of metallurgical importance and his excellent contributions to the thermochemistry of materials.

We are happy with Herbert Ipser.


Archaeon can oxidize and metabolize metals from synthetic Mars regolith

Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Department of Biophysical Chemistry are looking for unique "biosignatures" that leave microbes everywhere - even on synthetically produced extraterrestrial minerals. This researches the biochemist and astrobiologist in her own "Mars farm", where she observes the interaction between the Archaeon Metallosphaera sedula and the rock formations as found in Mars. The microbes are able to oxidize the metals and absorb them in their metabolism.
The results were recently published in the journal "Frontiers in Microbiology".

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3D structure of exceptional natural active agent defined

By clever chemical synthesis Katharina Pallitsch from the Department of Organic Chemistry succeeded in clarifying the spatial structure of a recently discovered phosphonate, which could be used as a medical active substance in the future. This is a first, important step towards the elucidation of the biosynthesis pathway of this compound.
The work is published as a coverstory of the current issue of the journal "Chemistry - A European Journal" and has been classified as a "hot paper".

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Researchers are developing test methods on the way to the individual drug

An international team of researchers around the bioinformatic scientists Dmitrij Turaev and Thomas Rattei (Research Network Chemistry meets Microbiology) from the University of Vienna developed in a computer simulation a method to examine future genome analyzes - especially those of the microbiome - to interpret and to close gaps in data analysis. The first results of this "pickerl" test are now available and have been published in the journal "Nature Methods".

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