Expert in the targeted degradation of proteins

Prof. Radosław P. Nowak has taken up the new professorship for "Immune Engineering and Drug Discovery" at the Institute of Structural Biology at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB). The 36-year-old biochemist will strengthen the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 at the University of Bonn scientifically in the field of systems immunology. He also wants to actively promote the topic of "drug discovery" in Bonn on an interfaculty basis and with non-university institutes. The aim is to create a high-performance, internationally competitive center for drug discovery. Prof. Nowak's academic training took him first to Oxford and then to Boston. He now comes from the Center for Protein Degradation (CPD) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School.

How Bacteria load their syringes

Many bacterial pathogens use small injection apparatuses to manipulate the cells of their hosts, such as humans, so that they can spread throughout the body. To do this, they need to fill their syringes with the relevant injection agent. A technique that tracks the individual movement of proteins revealed how bacteria accomplish this challenging task. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn and the Max Planck Institute in Marburg have revealed how bacteria perform this complex task, using a technology that tracks the movement of individual proteins. Their findings have now been published in the leading journal Nature Microbiology.

University of Bonn expresses sympathy to partner university in Prague

The Management of the University of Bonn has issued the following statement on the attack at Charles University in Prague, in which several people were killed and many injured on December 21: "We are shocked by the cruel attack on innocent people at our long-standing partner university in Prague. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends."

The Two (Country) Sides of Forests

How do national policies impact deforestation? Researchers from the University of Bonn have looked into this question at the global scale and have found that, contrary to common assumptions, national strategies have a significant—and visible—influence on efforts to protect forest heritage. Their study has now been published in the journal “Global Environmental Change.”

Four apprentices among the very best in their training year

No fewer than four apprentices from the University of Bonn have come out of their apprenticeship top of their training year. To mark this achievement, the University has presented them and their training teams with certificates, which were handed over in person by Holger Gottschalk, Provost of the University of Bonn.

Review: Life in the space-time continuum. All about biological clocks in time and off the beat

What is time? Does it even exist separately from us humans? And what keeps us “in time”? An event from the series entitled “Die Exzellenzuniversität Bonn lädt ein” (“An invitation from the University of Bonn, a University of Excellence”) took an interdisciplinary look at the big issue of time, offering an evening of fascinating insights, surprising facts and ample food for thought.

Stellar Birthplaces in the Whirlpool Galaxy

An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) and involving the University of Bonn has mapped the cold, dense gas of future star nurseries in one of our neighboring galaxies with an unprecedented degree of detail. The data will enable the researchers for the first time to mount an in-depth study of the conditions that exist within the gas during the early stages of star formation outside the Milky Way at the scale of individual star-forming regions. Their findings have now been published in the Astronomy and Astrophysics journal.

Statement on the relocation of training of priests in the Archdiocese of Cologne

The Archdiocese of Cologne has decided to reorganize its training of priests. This was announced by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki and Regens Regamy Thillainathan at the annual meeting with the professors of the Faculty of Catholic Theology on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in Cologne. From now on, the domicile ("Konvikt") and seminary will be housed together in the "House for Pastoral Services" in Cologne. The planned establishment of residential groups close to the University of Bonn will enable candidates for the priesthood to live and study in Bonn at the University of Excellence.

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