Study shows how bioactive substance inhibits important receptor

The A2A receptor regulates how vigorously the innate immune system attacks diseased cells. Researchers at the University of Bonn have now been able to show for the first time how an important inhibitor binds to the receptor. In the future, the results will facilitate the targeted search for molecules that give the innate immune system more punch. These could for instance be used in the fight against cancer, but also against brain diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. The final version of the study has been published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Physicists create extremely compressible "gas of light"

Researchers at the University of Bonn have created a gas of light particles that can be extremely compressed. Their results confirm the predictions of central theories of quantum physics. The findings could also point the way to new types of sensors that can measure minute forces. The study is published in the journal Science. 

In-Person Teaching in the 2022 Summer Semester

Like other universities in North Rhine-Westphalia and across Germany, the University of Bonn is planning to return to in-person teaching for the upcoming summer semester.

City Council clears the way for new central refectory building

With a broad majority, the City Council of the Federal City of Bonn has approved the development plan for the area of the "Mensa Nassestraße" and defined the Studierendenwerk property between Kaiserstrasse, Nassestrasse and Lennéstrasse as a "special area for higher education facilities". Prior to this, the Bonn District Council and the Committee for Housing, Planning and Building had already spoken out in favor of the project. This has created the prerequisite for the issuance of a building permit by the City of Bonn.

Three ERC Grants for the University of Bonn at once

Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) are highly coveted because they are hard to come by and provide funding in the millions of euros. At the University of Bonn, three scientists will receive such funding for the next five years.

Bonn Unifest to be held again in the Hofgarten park

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, it's that time again: the current graduating class will celebrate their successfully completed studies at the Unifest. For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, a central open-air celebration with a stage program is planned again - supplemented by digital offerings. Participants can apply now. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2022.

Singing human chain from the University to the UN campus

The International Choir and the General Student Committee (AStA) of the University of Bonn invite you to a "Singing Human Chain" next Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 4 pm. At the solidarity event, a human chain will be formed from the University's main building in the city center to the United Nations on the UN campus. The highlight: all participants will sing the song "Give peace a chance" in coordination. Everyone who wants to stand up for peace is invited to join in.

Moderate GDP Decline if Russian Energy Imports Stopped

If the German government were to stop Russian energy imports, the German economy would be able to adapt to the new situation. This is shown in a recent study by the research team led by economists Prof. Dr. Moritz Schularick and Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn, members of the ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. The study has been published as "ECONtribute Policy Brief".

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