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Ö1-Radio broadcast: "Die Dosis macht das Gift"


The Ö1-series "Radiokolleg" will broadcast "Die Dosis macht das Gift" starting from Monday, August 28th until Thursday, Aug. 31st daily at 9:30 am.
Prof. Doris Marko was one of the interviewpartners who provided their knowledge and experiences for this program.


You can also listen to it online per lifestream oe1.orf.at/programm/20170828/485012 and for 7 days after the broadcasting at oe1.orf.at/radiokolleg2 .


left to right: Yvonne Kreith, Julia Westermayr

uni:docs-grant for Yvonne Kreith and Julia Westermayr

The Faculty of Chemistry congratulates Mrs Yvonne Kreith and Mrs Julia Westermayr on their successful application for a uni: docs grant.
On the 1. of October 2017, Mrs. Kreith and Mrs. Westermayer will take up their positions as PraeDoc at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry / Group of Markus Galanski and the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry / Group of Leticia González.

A total of 172 formally valid applications have been handed in. After a multi-stage selection process, a cross-faculty decision panel has selected a limited number of eligible candidates. The final decision on granting uni: docs funding was taken by the Rectorate of the University of Vienna. In total, only 25 applications could be supported. The approval rate of this highly competitive selection procedure is about 14%.

Congratulations and good speed with the implementation of the dissertation project.

More information about uni: docs funding program for doctoral students…


How to force nitrogen to bind itself

Nitrogen is a key element of all life. Whether in amino acids or nicotine, especially nitrogen-carbon compounds, so-called amines, occur everywhere. However, the preparation of a certain class of these amines is difficult, on the one hand because the carbon to be bound can be blocked by other atoms, on the other hand because the starting materials are comparatively unreactive.
Nuno Maulide and his working group at the Department of Organic Chemistry have now succeeded in forcing the nitrogen quasi to bind themselves by means of a rearrangement.
The results have been published in the renowned magazines "Angewandte Chemie" and "ChemieXtra".

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Read the article at the Swiss journal "ChemieXtra" ....


Study with future

Especially during the summer months, thousands of school graduates face the question of which study to choose. "With which subject will I get the most easy a job afterwards?" "What are the disciplines of study of the future?" And "Does it make any sense to go to a university at all?" In order to facilitate decision-making, however, the KURIER has asked experts for advice. Thus also Doris Marko from the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology. From their point of view, the field of food chemistry is becoming more and more important as our time is characterized by increasing health consciousness and quality requirements in the food sector. "The graduates open up many fields of work, for example in the development, monitoring or safety of food," the expert said. Therefore, at the University of Vienna, there will be a new Master of Food Chemistry from autumn.

See the article in the "Kurier" from 14.07.2017 ...


SciChallenge-Award with family lecture

A few hundred groups of children and young people between 10 and 18 years from all over Europe have participated in SciChallenge science contest last year. On the 21st of July, the award winners will be presented at the AudiMax of the University of Vienna in the context of the "Kinderuni" - with a musical-chemical family lecture by Nuno Maulide from the Department of Organic Chemistry and subsequent festivity at the Arkadenhof.
Look forward to a musical-chemical adventure of a special kind!

Further contributions of the Faculty of Chemistry for this year 's "Kinderuni Wien" are from Hans Flandorfer from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry - Functional Materials and Norbert Kandler from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry.

More about this ....

"Kinderuni Wien" - What do children have to do with chemistry? ....

Mediaecho to the "Kinderuni Wien" in "Kurier.at" ....


Study support for Matthias Klose

The scholarship of the Monthly Journal of Chemistry of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is intended to support the completion of a dissertation from chemistry at an Austrian institution.
Matthias Klose from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry has recently been awarded this funding for his work titled "Quantification of Osmium in vitro and in vivo using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Metalodrug Discovery and Development". This involves the quantitative determination of osmium-containing potential cancer therapeutics by means of ICP-MS as well as LA-ICP-MS and SEC-ICP-MS.

The Faculty of Chemistry congratulates you!


Leticia González is the new speaker of the board of the Consortium Theoretical Chemistry

Leticia González from the Department of Theoretical Chemistry is elected speaker for the board of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Theoretische Chemie" (AGTC).
The consortium is supported by the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry, the German Physical Society and the Society of German Chemists. Its aim is to promote the collaboration of scientists working in the field of Theoretical Chemistry and to defend their interests against other subjects and their associations.


Bitter receptors in mouth and stomach regulate the caffeine-induced gastric acid secretion

The stimulatory bittering caffeine can both stimulate the release of hydrochloric acid in the stomach as well as delay it, depending on whether it activates bitter receptors in the stomach or in the mouth. "As our results show, bitter receptors generally play a role in the regulation of the gastric acid secretion, it is therefore conceivable that bitter substances or bitter blockers could be used as therapeutics in the future to treat an over-acidification of the stomach," says Veronika Somoza. The team headed by nutritional physiologist Veronika Somoza from the Department of Physiological Chemistry and first author Kathrin Liszt, which also includes Jakob Ley from Symrise AG in Holzminden and scientists from the Blizard Institute in London, published his results in the  journal PNAS.

To the article in the journal PNAS ....
To the article in uni: view ....
To the article in "The Standard" ....
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Scholarship of the Monthly Journal of Chemistry for Michael Gastegger

The Faculty of Chemistry congratulates Michael Gastegger from the Department of Theoretical Chemistry to obtain a scholarship of the Monthly Journal of Chemistry for his dissertation "Artificial Intelligence in Theoretical Chemistry". Within the scope of this dissertation project, Michael Gastegger, under the direction of Philipp Marquetand, is researching the use of techniques from the field of artificial intelligence to improve quantum chemical simulations. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Springer Verlag and the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH).


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