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Classical enzymatic theory revised

The main focus of enzymology lies on enzymes themselves, whereas the role of water motions in mediating the biological reaction is often left aside owing to the complex molecular behavior. Scientists from RUB and the Weizmann Institue of Science revised the classical enzymatic steady state theory by including long-lasting protein-water coupled motions into models of functional catalysis. Press Release

IT security – not an exclusively male domain

Research in IT security – an exclusively male domain? Of course it is not, as PhD student Elif Kavun knows, even though most of her co-workers are indeed men. In RUBIN, she talks about her opinion on the gender quota, her reasons for organising a workshop for female young researchers and her hopes with regard to financing female scientists in the field of IT research. Interview in RUBIN

Bochum-Chicago collaboration

The University of Chicago, in collaboration with Ruhr-Universität Bochum launches a new, two-year project on “Enhancing Life”. Supported by the John Templeton Foundation, the project also supports applications for research fellowships. The Enhancing Life Project


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