20
Apr 2017
  • Paper

RNA molecules in the primordial soup could have been highly reactive

Not only proteins, but also RNA molecules could have contributed to important catalytic functions during the creation of life.

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10
Apr 2017

How life may have begun in space

We usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that. Researchers in Bochum are looking...

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05
Apr 2017
  • Award

How to improve intake of pharmaceutical substances

RESOLV chemist Gabriele Sadowski presented her research on drugs' solubility at the Leibniz Lecture in New York.

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03
Apr 2017
  • Award

RESOLV gains reinforcement from Taiwan

He has achieved ground-breaking success in the field of spectroscopy. Taiwanese academic Yuan-Pern Lee is now bringing his expertise with him to RUB.

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24
Mar 2017
  • Award

Biosensor for detecting defects in the protein balance of cells

German, Australian and American scientists have been given around 1.2 million euros of funding from the Human Frontier Science Program for three...

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06
Mar 2017

RESOLV speaker gets UAR professorship

The cluster of excellence RESOLV is strengthend by a professorship across the three universities of the UA Ruhr. Martina Havenith will get new laser...

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13
Feb 2017
  • Award

Observing proteins in their natural environment

Without intensive fundamental research, it will never be possible to successfully combat illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s. Simon...

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02
Feb 2017

The possibly smallest RUB script in the world

How many atoms are necessary to write the acronym of Ruhr-Universität Bochum? The Chair of Physical Chemistry I, headed by Prof Dr Karina Morgenstern,...

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25
Jan 2017

Resolv enters the race as University Alliance Ruhr

In view of the next application phase, Resolv announced the strategic involvement of all partners within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr): RUB...

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14
Dec 2016
  • Award

ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANT FOR BEATRIZ ROLDAN

The European Research Council is supporting the catalyst research of Bochum-based scientist Beatriz Roldán Cuenya. She will receive one of the most...

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15
Nov 2016
  • Paper

NEW BIOFUEL CELL WITH ENERGY STORAGE

Efficiently producing and storing energy is a challenge for our society. A biocatalyst-polymer system could take on both tasks at once. Prof. Wolfgang...

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25
Oct 2016
  • Paper

SPLITTING DISULPHIDE BONDS IN WATER

Pulling from outside on disulphite bonds triggers unexpectedly complicated processes. A team headed by Prof Dominik Marx found out what happens in...

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20
Oct 2016
  • Award

JOACHIM WALTHER SCHULTZE-PRIZE FOR KRISTINA TSCHULIK

Prof. Kristina Tschulik receives the Joachim Walther Schultze-Prize for young electrochemists, endowed with 2.000 Euro for her research on single...

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19
Oct 2016
  • Award

RESOLV SCIENTISTS ATTEND SOLVAY-CONFERENCE

An invitation that is not for everyone. Martina Havenith, Frank Neese and Benjamin List from the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV participate in the...

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06
Oct 2016
  • Paper

HOW SOLVENT MOLECULES COOPERATE IN REACTIONS

The solvent is far more than just the environment for a chemical reaction. A recent study reveals new insights into the role of solvent molecules....

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28
Sep 2016
  • Paper

HOW BACTERIAL PROTEINS TRANSPORT ENERGY

Bacteria can transfer energy from one membrane to another. How the proteins responsible for the process are arranged has been a mystery for a long...

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21
Sep 2016
  • Event

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CHEMISTRY IN SOLUTION

Europe’s leading conference for theoretical chemistry returns to Bochum after more than 30 years. It focuses on chemical processes in solutions.

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15
Sep 2016
  • Award

ERC STARTING GRANT FOR NICOLAS PLUMERE

Storing power from renewable energy sources is a challenge. Nicolas Plumeré wants to meet that challenge with funding from the European Research...

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15
Sep 2016
  • Award

ERC STARTING GRANT FOR VIKTORIA DÄSCHLEIN-GESSNER

Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner develops new ligand systems with unique bonding properties. For her research the European Research Council (ERC)...

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05
Sep 2016
  • Award

MARTINA HAVENITH RECEIVES SOPHIE LA ROCHE PRIZE

Prof. Martina Havenith receives the Sophie La Roche prize for her extraordinary commitment to the support of women in science.

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