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Biochemistry II

New chemstry of life

A team of scientists under the lead of Ivan Dikic, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry II at Goethe University Frankfurt, has now discovered a novel mechanism of ubiquitination, by which Legionella bacteria can seize control over their host cells. Legionella causes deadly pneumonia in immunocompromised patients.

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Film Studies

New Research Training Group: “Configurations of Film”

German Research Foundation funds film studies project by early career researchers for the first time.

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Life Science

Which chemicals are hazardous to reproduction?

A project coordinated by Goethe University Frankfurt has resulted in an OECD guideline for global chemical testing. The test analyses in the laboratory the long-term effects of chemicals on reproduction in freshwater mudsnails.

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Biochemistry I

Structure of “Iron Hammer” protein complex solved

An interdisciplinary research group from Goethe University Frankfurt, the EMBL in Heidelberg, and the Gene Center of the University of Munich (LMU) has succeeded in solving the structure of a central player in the process of translating the genetic code in proteins. 

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Energy storage system of tomorrow

How can the enormous amounts of electricity generated through offshore wind power be temporarily stored on site? An invention by Horst Schmidt-Böcking (Goethe University, on the right) an Gerhard Luther (Saarland University, in the middle) is the basis for a novel marine pumped storage system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES, Jochen Bard, on the left). 

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Museum Giersch

Artists' Sojourns

The art scene of the Frankfurt/RhineMain cultural region owes its diversity and vibrancy in no small part to the many impulses provided by migrating artists. Goethe University's Museum Giersch offers guided tours in English language.

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