Researchers design a pulsing nanomotor

An international team of scientists headed by the University of Bonn has developed a novel type of nanomotor. It is driven by a clever mechanism and can perform pulsing movements. The researchers are now planning to fit it with a coupling and install it as a drive in complex machines. Their findings have now appeared in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. 

360-degree tour of the University of Bonn now online

The University of Bonn has come up with an innovative way to explore its campuses and the city it calls home, wherever in the world you happen to be: its new 360-degree tour, which is now available online. The interactive tour has been launched in time for the start of the new semester. Providing a bird’s-eye view and a wealth of information about the University, the tour aims to help prospective students get to know it better, make life easier for new starters and much more besides.

Supporting Equal Opportunity and Participation on a Structural Level

The University of Bonn has joined the Chancengerechtigkeit (“Equal Opportunity”) network based in the Rhineland. Founded in 2018, this alliance of leading teaching and research institutions from the region is committed to focusing on equal opportunity in all its various aspects in everything that they say and do. The University of Bonn has formally acknowledged the network’s guidelines in order to gain admittance.

International Security Forum in Bonn

“A World out of Joint – Global Power Shifts and Religious Extremism”: this will be the focus of the Main Day at this year’s International Security Forum Bonn, which is being held at the University of Bonn from Thursday, 19 to Sunday, 22, October. Meanwhile, the Bonn Future Lab on Strategic Foresight will be tackling the topic of “Global Energy Transitions” on October 20. The Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS) at the University of Bonn is organizing the high-caliber event at the Universitätsforum at Heussallee 18–24 in Bonn together with key partners including the Academy of International Affairs NRW (AIA-NRW), the German Economic Institute (IW) and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS). Representatives of the media are warmly invited to attend for reporting purposes, while there will also be various public events open to anyone who might be interested. 

Shining a Spotlight on Global Partnerships

With its 2023 International Days, the University of Bonn will be focusing on two countries in particular this year: Ghana and Brazil. The Vice Rectorate for International Affairs would like to invite students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, researchers and anyone else who might be interested to come and join in the celebrations.

"Go for it" and submit ideas for the ideas competition

How can the diverse and innovative knowledge from the University of Bonn be turned into creative and innovative ideas? The ideas competition of the Transfer Center enaCom offers a great opportunity to turn such ideas into reality, plus the chance to win prizes of up to 1,000 euros. The deadline for submitting idea sketches is November 5th, 2023.

Millions in funding for development of influenza drugs

How can the propagation of influenza viruses be stopped? For a new approach in the therapy of influenza infections, Prof. Hiroki Kato from the Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB) and the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 of the University of Bonn receives an Open Philanthropy grant of 2.2 million US dollars. Together with his team, he found a compound that inhibits the body's own methyltransferase MTr1 and thus prevents the replication of influenza viruses. The funded project now aims to identify further MTr1 inhibitors with influenza-inhibiting activity that could be considered for clinical trials in the near future.

Statement by the Rectorate

The University of Bonn condemns the terrorist attacks on Israel over the weekend and the ongoing aggressions in the strongest possible terms.

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