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Nov 2014

PNAS: RESOLV probes real-time changes in water dynamics during enzymatic reactions. Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysists that lead most of chemical reactions in living organisms. The main focus of enzymology lies on enzymes themselves,...

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Aug 2014

Nature Chem.: Toward fuel cells built from renewable and abundant components - Scientists from Bochum und Mülheim report. In the development of fuel cells the effort of generations of scientist and engineers have led to efficient and stable catalysts based on noble metals. These catalysts have reached the required threshold in terms of performance for applications such as electric cars. However, the high costs of the scarce noble metals render their widespread application economically less viable. In a paper published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers from the Center for

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Dec 2016

Six RESOLV members will receive a total of 11,5 Mio Euros By envisioning ground-breaking ideas, six RESOLV members have beaten a fierce competition to receive a total of 11,5 Mio. € funding from the pan-European funding body ERC (European Research...

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The understanding of chemical reactivity is of key importance for the development and optimization of key chemical processes in both the laboratory and industry. Solvation not only changes the properties of the reactants and the products, but also affects transition states. Solvents thus influence the thermodynamics, the kinetics, and the product selectivity in liquid phase reactions. The selection of a suitable solvent frequently determines the success or failure of a chemical reaction. One example with possibly broad implications is the synthesis of enantiomeric pure products that is

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Jul 2014

JACS: RESOLV: Hydration water as mediator between protein and its environment - Understanding the influence of the cellular environment with simple models. The function of proteins, which fulfil various tasks inside the cells, is often analysed in aqueous buffer solutions. However, it is not known, for example in case of pharmaceutical studies, if they work in the same way in those solutions as in their natural environment: the cytoplasm is highly crowded with biomolecules, organic and inorganic substances. Under the tutelage of Junior Professor Dr Simon Ebbinghaus, researchers from Bochum

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Oct 2017

… is precisely these differences in protein folding that Senske investigated in his doctoral thesis. In doing so, he cooperated within the Resolv project with the working groups of Prof Dr Martina Havenith and Prof Dr Simon Ebbinghaus, as well as...

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Mar 2018

The team wants to make properties of certain complex molecules more predictable. This could also benefit industry. A new junior research group at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing improved methods for predicting the properties and reactivity...

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Aug 2020

… per square centimetre and high power densities of 5.4 milliwatts per square centimetre. Biobased process for ammonia production In the second project, the research team at RUB, together with the US group led by Professor Shelley Minteer from the...

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Apr 2019

… locations. They benefit from extensive training opportunities, especially in scientific methods, but also in soft skills like application methodology, project management, languages and writing courses. About the Cofund programme With the...

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May 2018

Nat. Comm.: How artificial photosynthesis systems should be designed in the future to remain functional in the long term. In order to convert light energy into chemical energy in an environmentally friendly way, bioelectrodes containing a...

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