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Biomineralization mechanism revealed

How do living organisms produce minerals – for example, for their shells? Researchers from the University of Konstanz and Leibniz University Hannover have come a step closer to answering this question. In a joint study, they have deciphered the formation mechanism of amorphous calcium carbonate, an intermediate in biomineralization.

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Porträt of Malte Drescher

Elected President of RPTU

Malte Drescher, a physicist and vice rector at the University of Konstanz, will become president of the recently founded University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU) starting in October of 2024.

Der Fachbereich Chemie trauert um Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen ( †28.11.2023)

Ein Nachruf für Helmut Cölfen geschrieben von Stefan Mecking

Helmut Cölfen sadly passed away on November 28, 2023, after long illness, at the age of only 58 years. This is a terrible loss not only for his family, but also for his students, colleagues, and friends.

His scientific findings have entirely changed our view of crystallization processes, this fundamental understanding readily translating into many practical applications.

Helmut Cölfen was born on July 24, 1965 in Krefeld. He grew up…

How can life emerge in a world of minerals?

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Synergy Grant of 9,996,000 Euros to the project “The role of silica at the dawn of life on our planet” (PROTOS). In the project, Helmut Cölfen, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Konstanz, will collaborate with researchers from the University of Bremen, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-Geo-Ocean) in Brest, and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC ) in Granada that coordinates the project.

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KoRS-CB Seminar: Pneumococcal surface proteins - key players in host-pathogen interactions and vaccine candidates

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sven Hammerschmidt, University Greifswald

15:15 - 16:15

Shedding Infrared Light on Molecules: From Molecular Polaritons to Multiplexing Imaging

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Wei Xiong, University of California, San Diego

17:00 - 18:30
Universität Konstanz R611

KoRS-CB Seminar: Crosslinking mass spectrometry – structural biology from masses

Speaker: Prof. Richard Scheltema, University of Liverpool

15:15 - 16:15

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