Updates on coronavirus situation

Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept 3.0

The university has again adapted its Hygiene and Infectious Disease Concept. It will be in effect until 30 June 2021. Non-medical face masks are no longer acceptable. Please make yourself acquainted with all new regulations and measures. Your support is highly appreciated and will benefit all of us.

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Faculty news

Professor Nico Eisenhauer wins Leibniz Prize 2021

The faculty's warmest congratulations go out to Professor Nico Eisenhauer for winning the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2021. The DFG awards him for his outstanding scientific achievements on the impact of global systems on terrestrial ecosystems.

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International Master of Science in Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution
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CRC 1423 „Structural Dynamics of GPCR Activation and Signal Transduction"
We warmly congratulate Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger, spokesperson of the new Collaborative Research Center and member of the Institute of Biochemistry, for having been awarded a new grant by the German Research Fundation.

Cells communicate with each other and their environment via receptors. These are located in the cell wall and recognise a specific signal, which they transmit inside the cell and thus cause the cell to react. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest group of these membrane receptors and found in almost all living organisms. GPCRs have a pivotal role in medicine: approximately 30 per cent of all prescription drugs act via these receptors, but so far the potential of only a small group of receptors has been exploited. “In the past, there was a significant focus on developing an understanding of molecular processes. However, the way GPCRs interact with the body’s own hormones as well as drugs is far more complex than previously thought. In the new CRC, we want to investigate how peptide receptors and adhesion receptors – GPCRs that have so far been the subject of little research – interact with their partners. By elucidating their dynamic structural states, it will be possible to understand how they function. This will ultimately enable us to develop novel drugs for this group of GPCRs as well,” explained Professor Annette Beck-Sickinger.

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