Press releases

Press Releases

The possibly smallest RUB script in the world

02.02.2017: 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, owns a device that can answer this question: a low temperature scanning tunnelling microscope.

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Resolv enters the race as University Alliance Ruhr

25.01.2017: In view of the next application phase, Resolv announced the strategic involvement of all partners within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr): RUB and the Technical University (TU) of Dortmund will jointly apply as cluster hosts, with significant involvement from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

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ERC Consolidator Grant for Beatriz Roldan

14.12.2016: The European Research Council is supporting the catalyst research of Bochum-based scientist Beatriz Roldán Cuenya. She will receive one of the most renowned Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

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New biofuel cell with energy storage

15.11.2016: Efficiently producing and storing energy is a challenge for our society. A biocatalyst-polymer system could take on both tasks at once. Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann and coworkers report in "Angewandte Chemie".

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Splitting disulphide bonds in water

Bochum, 25.10.2016: Pulling from outside on disulphite bonds triggers unexpectedly complicated processes. A team headed by Prof Dominik Marx found out what happens in detail during this process. They report their results in “Nature Chemistry”.

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Joachim Walther Schultze-Prize for Kristina Tschulik

20.10.2016: Prof. Kristina Tschulik receives the Joachim Walther Schultze-Prize for young electrochemists, endowed with 2.000 Euro for her research on single nanoparticles.

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Resolv scientists attend Solvay-Conference

19.10.2016: An invitation that is not for everyone. Martina Havenith, Frank Neese and Benjamin List from the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV participate in the famous Solvay Conference.

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How solvent molecules cooperate in reactions

Bochum, 06.10.2016: 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. Patrick Nürnberger, Elsa Sanchez-Garcia, Wolfram Sander, Walter Thiel and coworkers publish in Nature communications.

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How bacterial proteins transport energy

Bochum, 29.09.2016: 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 time. Enrica Bordignon and coworkers publish new insights in Nature.

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International Symposium on Chemistry in solution

Bochum, 21.09.2016: 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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ERC Starting grant for Nicolas Plumere

Bochum, 15.09.2016: Storing power from renewable energy sources is a challenge. Nicolas Plumeré wants to meet that challenge with funding from the European Research Council. For his research Dr Nicolas Plumeré has received 1.5 million Euro for five years from the European Research Council (ERC).

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ERC Starting grant for Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner

Bochum, 15.09.2016: Prof. Viktoria Däschlein-Gessner develops new ligand systems with unique bonding properties. For her research the European Research Council (ERC) granted 1.5 million Euro for five years.

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Martina Havenith receives Sophie La Roche prize

Berlin, 04.09.2016: Prof. Martina Havenith receives the Sophie La Roche prize for her extraordinary commitment to the support of women in science.

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New catalyst for hydrogen production

Bochum, 27.07.2016: The RESOLV members Prof. Rochus Schmid, Dr. Harun Tüysüz, Prof. Martin Muhler and Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann publish their work about pentlandite catalysts for hydrogen production in the journal “Nature Communications”.

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Europäischer Forschungspreis für Bordignon

Bochum, 13.07.2016: RESOLV PS Prof. Enrica Bordignon hat am 3. Juli 2016 im dänischen Aarhus den AMPERE-Preis erhalten. Mit der mit 3000 Euro dotierten Auszeichnung ehrt der AMPERE-Verbund herausragende Leistungen junger Wissenschaftler/innen am Anfang ihrer unabhängigen Karriere.

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How water gets its exceptional properties

Bochum, 05.07.2016: Using artificial neural networks, RESOLV PI Dr. Jörg Behler and coworkers have examined the atomic interactions of water molecules. They published their work in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”.

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From climate killer to fuels and polymers

Bochum, 04.07.2016: RESOLV PS Prof. Beatriz Roldan and coworkers have discovered a catalyst that performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. They published in Nature communications.

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The role played by solvents at extreme pressure

Bochum, 30.06.2016: The team of RESOLV PIs Prof. Dominik Marx, Prof. Roland Winter and Prof. Stefan M. Kast from the Technical University Dortmund examined how the interactions between solvents and biomolecules change at high pressure. They report their results in “Angewandte Chemie”.

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New RNA thermometer

Bochum, 15.06.2016: The team around RESOLV PS Prof. Franz Narberhaus and their colleagues at Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Braunschweig and Leipzig University developed a new RNA thermometer. They report their results in "PNAS".

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New insights into hydrogenase cofactor assembly

Bochum, 30.05.2016: The team around RESOLV PS Prof. Thomas Happe gained new insights into the cofactor assembly of hydrogenase. They report their results in "Angewandte Chemie".

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Opening of Zemos research building

Bochum, 19.05.2016: The Ruhr University of Bochum opened its first research building. ZEMOS will become the new home of Solvation Science by bringing together 100 interdisciplinary researchers under the same roof.

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Resolv cooperates with Weizmann institute

Bochum, 18.05.2016: RESOLV speaker Prof. Martina Havenith and IF member Prof. Irit Sagi signed a contract about the future collaboration between RESOLV and the Weizmann institute in Israel. The goal is to investigate the interaction of proteins with the surrounding solvent in real-time measurements.

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Invitation to the opening of ZEMOS

Bochum, 10.05.2016: The Ruhr University of Bochum cordially invites to the opening of its first research building: ZEMOS - center for molecular spectroscopy and simulation - will become the new home of Solvation Science.

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Folding molecules into screw-shaped structures

Bochum, 25.04.2016: An international research team around RESOLV PS Prof. Nils Metzler-Nolte describes the methods of winding up molecules into screw-shaped structures in the journal “Angewandte Chemie”.

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Modifying composition of bacteria genome

Bochum, 25.04.2016: The group of RESOLV PS Prof. Franz Narberhaus carried out a successful study where they controlled the type of proteins a bacterium produces. The researchers published in Nucleic Acids Research.

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Benjamin List receives ERC Advanced Grant

Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, 21.04.2016: RESOLV PI Prof. Benjamin List receives ERC Advanced Grant from European Research Council for his catalysis research

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EU grants 2.5 Million Euros to RESOLV speaker

Bochum, 15.04.2016: RESOLV speaker Prof. Martina Havenith beat a fierce competition envisioning a new method to infer real time heat and energy changes at the protein-solvent interface.

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Dr. Harun Tüysüz receives Jochen-Block-Prize 2016

Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, 14.04.2016: RESOLV member Dr. Harun Tüysüz was awarded with the Jochen-Block-Prize of the German Catalysis Society e.V. (GeCatS).

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Cyanobacteria for the production of chemicals

Bochum, 31.03.2016: RESOLV member Dr. Marc Nowaczyk and Prof. Robert Kourist from the junior research group "Mikrobielle Biotechnologie" at RUB publish in Angewandte Chemie.

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New electrode for ion concentration analysis

Bochum, 15.03.2016: The group of RESOLV PI Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann designed an electrode that measures the concentration of specific positive ions in a stable manner and could be mass-produced at low costs. The researchers report in "Angewandte Chemie International Edition".

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Efficiency of water electrolysis doubled

Bochum, 10.03.2016: The group of RESOLV PI Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann together with researchers from the Technical University of Munich and Universiteit Leiden have found a way to double the efficiency of water electrolysis. The researchers report in "Nature Communications".

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Bochumer Didaktik-Projekt erhält 50.000 Euro

Bochum, 17.02.2016: Das Projekt KEMIE (Kinder erleben mit ihren Eltern Chemie) von RESOLV PS Prof. Dr. Katrin Sommer hat den mit 50.000 Euro dotierten ersten Preis der Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft gewonnen. Es setzte sich aus insgesamt 118 Bewerbungen durch.

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RNA hairpin folding in the crowded cell

Bochum, 02.02.2016: The RESOLV groups of Prof. Dr. Simon Ebbinghaus (RUB) and Prof. Dr. Roland Winter (TU Dortmund) report their results in "Angewandte Chemie" together with colleagues at the RUB Department of Biology and at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald.

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Wasserstoff aus Enzymen: Inaktivität durch kleine Veränderungen

Bochum, 25.01.2016: Die Gruppe von RESOLV PS Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe berichtet ihre Ergebnisse in Kooperation mit der Universität Osaka in der Zeitschrift „Chemical Science“.

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New insights into the supercritical state of water

Bochum, 21.01.2016: Using molecular dynamics simulations, the team of RESOLV PI Prof. Dominik Marx analysed how to study the Widom line experimentally by means of terahertz spectroscopy. They published their results in collaboration with the Polish Gdańsk University of Technology in “Physical Review Letters”.

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Neues Konzept für eine lichtgetriebene Biobrennstoffzelle

Bochum, 19.01.2016: Das Team um RESOLV PI Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann beschreibt gemeinsam mit Kollegen der Hebrew-Universität in Jerusalem in der Zeitschrift „Nature Energy“ ein neues Konzept für eine lichtgetriebene Biobrennstoffzelle.

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RESOLV startet mit Ausstellungseröffnung ins neue Jahr

Bochum, 11.01.2016: Mit der Eröffnung der Ausstellung „Völlig losgelöst“ ist das Team vom Exzellenzcluster RESOLV in das neue Jahr gestartet. Beim Neujahrsempfang am 8. Januar blickten die Forscherinnen und Forscher auch auf die Erfolge im vergangenen Jahr zurück.

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Membrasenz für KlimaExpo.NRW ausgewählt

Bochum, 07.01.2016: Wasserstoff könnte sich in Zukunft mit weniger Energieaufwand und höherer Reinheit produzieren lassen – dank einer neuen Membran, die ein RUB-Team am Zentrum für Elektrochemie entwickelt hat. Das Land NRW wählte das Projekt Membrasenz für die KlimaExpo.NRW aus.

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Ausstellung "Völlig losgelöst" im Blue Square

Bochum, 6.1.2016: Die Ausstellung „Völlig losgelöst“ nimmt ihre Besucher ab dem 9. Januar mit auf eine Expedition in die Welt der naturwissenschaftlichen Forschung.

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Völlig losgelöst: Einladung zur Eröffnung

Bochum, 4.1.2016: Was hat das Rosten einer Stahloberfläche mit der Kälteresistenz eines Polardorsches gemeinsam? Beides hängt eng mit Vorgängen in Lösungen zusammen. Die Ausstellung „Völlig losgelöst“ wird am 8. Januar im Blue Square eröffnet.

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