In the cooperation project "Our Common Future" between the Department of Chemistry of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the Feodor-Lynen-Gymnasium Planegg, students of the 11th grade of the Feodor-Lynen-Gymnasium Planegg examine under the professional guidance of Prof. Lena Daumann and of the Fachdidaktik Chemie, Prof. Stefan Schwarzer, how rare earths can be recovered from everyday objects and recycled in an environmentally friendly way.
Professor Lena Daumann from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU has been awarded the prestigious Ars legendi Faculty Award for her excellent teaching.
LMU chemists have developed a versatile method for the synthesis of highly functionalized thioethers. This building block is widely used in, among other things, biologically active substances.
LMU chemists have identified a mechanism that allows molecules to diffuse rapidly on the already crowded surface of a solid-state catalyst – an important capability, especially for efficient catalysis under industrial conditions.
The LMU and NIM scientist Prof Ernst Wagner coordinates the Working Package “Tailor gene-delivery strategies” within the new EU project “UPGRADE: Unlocking Precision Gene Therapy”. He and Dr. Ulrich Lächelt will optimize the non-viral delivery of new and precise gene-editing tools.