Experts

A service for media professionals

You need an expert opinion on climate change? You are looking for a zoologist to explain the strange swarms of flies that have suddenly occurred? Then browse our directory of experts. Structured by keywords, you can navigate the list from A to Z.

Whilst not exhaustive, the list represents a wide range of expertise at the university on many different subjects. The focus is on topics that are frequently requested.

Health / diseases:
If you have questions in this regard, please contact Susanne Just from Press Office of the Würzburg University Hospital, Phone: +49 931 201-59447,
presse@ukw.de

The expert you are looking for is not included?
We'll be glad to help: Phone: +49 931 31-86002, 31-82750, 31-82172, 31-88225
presse@uni-wuerzburg.de

Keywords A - Z

 

A

Additive manufacturing /3D printing

To interview experts in new additive manufacturing technologies, also called 3D printing, visit the Center for Digital Fabrication (CEDIFA, page in German). Contact Prof. Dr. Frédéric Thiesse at the Chair of Business Informatics and System Development for questions about this complex subject.

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Thiesse
T +49 (931) 31-80789
frederic.thiesse@uni-wuerzburg.de

Aids / HIV

Please direct any enquiries about the treatment of AIDS patients to Prof. Dr. Hartwig Klinker, Head of Infectiology at the Medical Hospital and Policlinic II.

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Klinker
T +49 (931) 201-40043
klinker_h@ukw.de

Ancient Studies

Greeks and Romans, the Germanic peoples, Sumerians and Egyptians are the best-known among the ancient peoples. If you have questions about constructions, societies and languages or need to know more about our region, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East in antiquity (until about the seventh century AD), please enquire at the University of Würzburg's Centre of Classical and Ancient Studies.

Prof. Dr. Rene Pfeilschifter
T +49 (931) 31-89120
Rene.Pfeilschifter@uni-wuerzburg.de
www.waz.uni-wuerzburg.de (in german)

Animals

Hamsters, moths, snakes – For questions concerning animals, please contact Dr. Dieter Mahsberg of the Biocenter (Chair of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology).

Dr. Dieter Mahsberg
T +49 (931) 31-84353 or 31-84350
mahsberg@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de

Antibiotic resistance

As antibiotic resistant pathogens are on the rise, developing new drugs is crucial. Caroline Kisker is an expert for designing new drugs, for example, against tuberculosis or pest.

Prof. Dr. Caroline Kisker
T +49 (931) 31-80381
caroline.kisker@virchow.uni-wuerzburg.de
Prof. Kisker's website

Astronomy / astrophysics

Meteorites, asteroids, gamma radiation and neutrinos from space, black holes, neutron stars and dark matter: To learn more about these and other topics of astronomy and astrophysics, please contact Prof. Dr. Karl Mannheim at the Chair of Astronomy.

Prof. Dr. Karl Mannheim
T +49 (931) 31-85030
mannheim@astro.uni-wuerzburg.de

B

Bacteria

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Bees

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz from the Biocenter's beegroup is our specialist for bee matters.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz
T +49 (931) 31-84319 or 31-84307
tautz@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de

Biosphere reserves

This is the research focus of geographer, Prof. Dr. Hubert Job. He has developed a standardised method of calculating the impact of such protected zones on the income of the surrounding regions and their inhabitants. Job studies German national parks and natural reserves but also reserves located in Kenya, Morocco and Mexico.

Prof. Dr. Hubert Job
T +49 (931) 31-85552
hubert.job@uni-wuerzburg.de

Blood coagulation

Molecular mechanisms of haemostasis - the role of surface receptors on platelets (thrombocytes) and their intracellular signal pathways in normal blood clotting and in thrombotic and inflammatory processes. Thromboembolism prophylaxis.

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nieswandt
T +49 (931) 31-80406
bernhard.nieswandt@virchow.uni-wuerzburg.de
Prof. Nieswandt's website

Brain-computer Interfaces

Brain-computer interfaces, human-machine interaction: How humans can control a computer with thoughts alone. This is the speciality of psychologist, Professor Andrea Kübler.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kübler
T +49 (931) 31-80179
andrea.kuebler@uni-wuerzburg.de

C

Cancer

If you have questions about cancer, please contact the Office for Affairs of the Board, Marketing & PR of the University Hospital of Würzburg, UKW.

Susanne Just
T +49 (931) 201-59447
presse@ukw.de

Candida

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi such as Candida, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Cardiac insufficiency

Being an integrated research and treatment centre, the Deutsche Zentrum für Herzinsuffizienz, DZHI (Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre) studies complex diseases mechanisms and develops new methods to treat and prevent cardiac insufficiency in an interdisciplinary approach. The DZHI conducts clinical and basic studies in eight project fields. The interdisciplinary cardiac insufficiency ambulance is a drop-in centre for patients and puts its expertise at the disposal of doctors and hospitals in the regions.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Störk
T +49 (931) 201-46363
stoerk_s@ukw.de

Celestial events and phenomena

A strange dot of light that crosses the night sky at lightning speed? Or another inexplicable phenomenon in the sky? Professor of Space Technology, Hakan Kayal, from the Institute of Computer Science knows a lot about such celestial events. He deals with the construction of nanosatellites and technologies to be used in space.

Prof. Dr. Hakan Kayal
T + 49 (931) 31-86649
kayal@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Prof. Kayal's website

China

If you have questions about the language, culture and history of China, please turn to Professor Roland Altenburger, Head of the Chair of the Cultural History of East Asia.

Prof. Dr. Roland Altenburger
T +49 (931) 31-81308
Roland.Altenburger@uni-wuerzburg.de

Prof. Dr. Björn Alpermann will answer questions relating to present-day China.

Prof. Dr. Björn Alpermann
T +49 (931) 31-88460
Bjoern.Alpermann@uni-wuerzburg.de

The economic development of China is the research focus of Prof. Dr. Doris Fischer, Head of the Chair "Chinese and Commerce".

Prof. Dr. Doris Fischer
T + 49 (931) 31-89101
doris.fischer@uni-wuerzburg.de

Climate

Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth will be glad to answer your questions about climate change or extreme weather events.

Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth
T +49 (0931) 31-84688
heiko.paeth@uni-wuerzburg.de

How do glaciers change? What are the risks in high mountains? How does climate change affect Scandinavia and New Zealand? To learn the answers, ask PD Dr. Stefan Winkler.

PD Dr. Stefan Winkler
T +49 (931) 31-88410
stefan.winkler@uni-wuerzburg.de

Climate protection

You need legal experts to interview on matters of climate protection, wind power stations, solar power, climate protection and alternative energies? Then contact the department of Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine. He and his colleagues study the laws and legal frameworks meant to enable the energy transition according to legislative specifications.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine
T +49 (931) 31-83233
ralf.brinktrine@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Computer tomography

The Chair of X-ray Microscopy uses X-ray technology to look inside components and materials. Key topics are nano CT, phase contrast X-raying, time-resolved X-ray microscopy and X-ray scattering methods (SAXS). The emphasis is on non-destructive computer tomography with highest resolution of detail in the micrometre and nanometre range. The absorption of X-radiation is used for non-destructive examination of materials and to explore the internal three-dimensional structure of objects with newly developed systems.

Prof. Dr. Randolf Hanke
T + 49 (931) 31-93289
randolf.hanke@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de

D

Deserts

For questions about droughts or climate change in the Sahara and the Sahel, please contact Prof. Dr. Roland Baumhauer and Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz.

Prof. Dr. Roland Baumhauer
T +49 (931) 31-85554
baumhauer@uni-wuerzburg.de

Prof. Dr. Barbara Sponholz
T +49 (931) 31-85535
barbara.sponholz@uni-wuerzburg.de

Dialects in Germany

To contact dialect experts, particularly for Lower Franconia, visit The Dialect Institute of Lower Franconia. Dr. Monika Fritz-Scheuplein and Dr. Almut König will be glad to assist you.

Dr. Monika Fritz-Scheuplein
T +49 (931) 31-85631
monika.fritz-scheuplein@uni-wuerzburg.de

Dr. Almut König
T +49 (931) 31-81719
almut.koenig@uni-wuerzburg.de

Dying, dead and grieving

Professor Joachim Wittkowski is a competent contact for questions about the topics of dying, dead and grief. His expertise covers this field of thanatology from a psychological and behavioural scientific angle.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Wittkowski
wittkows@psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de
www.jowittkowski.de

E

Energy transition, renewable energies

You need legal experts to interview on matters of wind power stations, solar power, climate protection and alternative energies? Then contact the department of Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine. He and his colleagues study the laws and legal frameworks meant to enable the energy transition according to legislative specifications.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine
T + 49 (931) 31-83233
ralf.brinktrine@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Environmental law

You need legal experts to interview on matters of environmental law, wind power stations, solar power, climate protection and alternative energies? Then contact the department of Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine. He and his colleagues study the laws and legal frameworks meant to enable the energy transition according to legislative specifications.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Brinktrine
T +49 (931) 31-83233
ralf.brinktrine@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Europe

If you need to know more about Europe and the elections for the European Parliament, contact Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet and Dr. Carolin Rüger from the Institute of Political Science and Social Research.

Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet
T +49 (931) 31-84858
mbb@uni-wuerzburg.de

Dr. Carolin Rüger
T +49 (931) 31-86815
c.rueger@uni-wuerzburg.de

F

First World War

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schmidt (Contemporary History / Didactics of History) is your point of contact for questions about the July Crisis and the outbreak of war in 1914 - military planning and strategies of the powers involved - new research results and research controversies regarding the outbreak of war and the responsibilities of the parties involved.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Schmidt
T +49 (931) 31-85526 or 31-85541
rainer.schmidt@uni-wuerzburg.de

Fitness and exercise

How can body functions (especially strength, endurance, coordination) be trained and developed selectively? How are well-being and physical activity connected? How are physical health programmes developed and tested? What importance does physical exercise have for modern lifestyle concepts? Prof. Dr. Harald Lange from the Chair of Sports Science will be happy to answer related questions.

Prof. Dr. Harald Lange
T + 49 (931) 31-80283
harald.lange@uni-wuerzburg.de

Friendship

How do intercultural friendships form in teenagers? What is typical of such friendships? and What effect do they have?, for instance, in terms of social and cultural interaction? Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders from the Chair of Empirical Educational Research studies this field. He investigates the development of social and cognitive skills in children and teenagers and the significance of educational measures and everyday school life for such processes.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders
T +49 (931) 31-85566
heinz.reinders@uni-wuerzburg.de

Fungi

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi such as Candida, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

G

Genetic Engineering

for plants: Please contact Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich at the Chair of Botany I for related questions.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich
T +49 (931) 31-86100
hedrich@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de

H

Health

If you have questions about health and diseases, please contact the Office for Affairs of the Board, Marketing & PR of the University Hospital of Würzburg, UKW.

Susanne Just
T +49 (931) 201-59447
presse@ukw.de

Helicobacter

 

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Hinduism

For questions about "Hinduism" or India in general, please address the staff of the Chair of Indology.

Chair of Indology
T +49 (931) 31-85511
Indologie@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de

I

India

For questions about "Hinduism" or India in general, please address the staff of the Chair of Indology.

Chair of Indology
T +49 (931) 31-85511
Indologie@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de

Infections

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Infections / vaccinations of children

Prof. Dr. Johannes Liese, Paediatric Infectiology and Immunology, Children's Hospital of the University.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Liese
T +49 (931) 201-27731
liese_j@ukw.de

Influenza

If you have questions about influenza, vaccinations etc., please contact the Chair of Virology.

Chair of Virology
T +49 (931) 31-89781
virologie@vim.uni-wuerzburg.de

Interculturality

You have questions arising from the encounter of different cultures? Then contact the team of the project titled "Globale Systeme und interkulturelle Kompetenz - GSiK" (global systems and intercultural skills).

GSiK Project
T +49 (931) 31-89757 or 31-88255
gsik@uni-wuerzburg.de
GSIK's website

L

Labour Market

Junior professor, Wolfgang Dauth, from the Institute of Economics is an expert for regional labour markets. He studies regional differences in unemployment, wages or productivity, also over time. His findings are used for political consulting, for example, of the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dauth
T +49 (931) 31-86932
wolfgang.dauth@uni-wuerzburg.de

 

Language intervention, speech therapy

The Department of Special Education III is at your disposal for any questions related to language acquisition, speech development disorders, suitable interventions and therapies. Professor Detlef Hansen holds the chair.

Prof. Dr. Detlef Hansen
T +49 (931) 31-86814
hansen@uni-wuerzburg.de

Law

For questions in legal matters, please contact Prof. Dr. Olaf Sosnitza. He will look for suitable experts in the faculty. If Mr Sosnitza is not available, please contact the faculty dean.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Sosnitza
T +49 (931) 31-82342
olaf.sosnitza@uni-wuerzburg.de

Faculty of Law
T +49 (931) 31-82389
dekanat@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Luther, Martin

2017 is the year of reformation 500 years before, Martin Luther had published his 95 theses in Wittenberg. Preparations for the commemorative year are running full steam at the University of Würzburg. All activities are coordinated by the historian Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock. He will match the suitable contacts for special questions.

PD Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock
T +49 (931) 31-85528
frank.kleinehagenbrock@uni-wuerzburg.de

M

Media history

Prof. Dr. Peter Hoeres (contemporary history) focuses on media history and the history of international relations.

Prof. Dr. Peter Hoeres
T +49 (931) 31-80464 or 31-83142
peter.hoeres@uni-wuerzburg.de

Medically assisted suicide

For questions about medically assisted suicide, please ask Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf, Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf
T: (0931) 31-82304
hilgendorf@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Meningitis (Meningococci)

National Centre of Reference for Meningococci at the Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology of the University of Würzburg.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Frosch
T +49 (931) 201-46160
mfrosch@hygiene.uni-wuerzburg.de

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Vogel
T +49 (931) 201-46802
uvogel@hygiene.uni-wuerzburg.de

Middle Ages

How long did the Middle Ages last and why is it called Middle Ages? Did "banking crises" occur in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period? Why where the crusades considered just wars? The group "Mittelalter und Frühe Neuzeit" (Middle Ages and Early Modern Period) will gladly answer these and other questions. Please contact Prof. Dr. Dorothea Klein, Chair of German Philology.

Prof. Dr. Dorothea Klein
T +49 (931) 31-85611
mfn@uni-wuerzburg.de

Migration

The Chair of Empirical Educational Research studies the field of learning, friendship and family relations in young migrants (children, teenagers).

Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders
T (0931) 31-85566
heinz.reinders@uni-wuerzburg.de

Municipal politics

Dr. Thomas Leuerer from the Chair of Comparative Political Science and Systems Theory deals with municipal politics and municipal elections in particular.

Dr. Thomas Leuerer
T +49 (931) 31-84892
thomas.leuerer@uni-wuerzburg.de

N

National parks, natural reserves

This is the research focus of geographer, Prof. Dr. Huber Job. He has developed a standardised method of calculating the impact of such protected zones on the income of the surrounding regions and their inhabitants. Job studies German national parks but also reserves in Kenya, Morocco and Mexico.

Prof. Dr. Hubert Job
T +49 (931) 31-85552
hubert.job@uni-wuerzburg.de

O

Outer Space

Meteorites, asteroids, gamma radiation and neutrinos from space, black holes, neutron stars and dark matter: To learn more about these and other topics of astronomy and astrophysics, please contact Prof. Dr. Karl Mannheim at the Chair of Astronomy.

Prof. Dr. Karl Mannheim
T (0931) 31-85030
mannheim@astro.uni-wuerzburg.de

P

Permafrost

Climate change also affects the Alps: When temperatures rise, the soil melts. The decline of permafrost is most spectacular when mountain sides start to slide and rock slides threaten villages and hikers. Dr. Christof Kneisel is our expert on "Alpine permafrost".

Dr. Christof Kneisel
T +49 (931) 31-85441
kneisel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Physical activity / physical education

What educational impact do sports, games and physical activity have on children and teenagers? How can exercise areas and playgrounds be created to suit the needs of children? What's the impact of physical activity on personal development? How are education and physical activity connected? Prof. Dr. Harald Lange from the Chair of Sports Science sheds light on these and other questions.

Prof. Dr. Harald Lange
T +49 (931) 31-80283
harald.lange@uni-wuerzburg.de

Physics

For questions about physical phenomena of all kinds, particle physics or physics in generally accessible experiments for pupils or laypersons, please ask Prof. Dr. Thomas Trefzger, Head of the Chair of Physics and Didactics.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Trefzger
T +49 (931) 31-85787
trefzger@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Plants

For information about plants, especially domestic plants, as well as plant communities (Main-Franconian dry grasslands, riparian forests), please contact Dr. Gerd Vogg at the Botanic Garden.

Dr. Gerd Vogg
T +49 (931) 31-89460
vogg@botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Psychology

The bandwidth of psychological topics requested by the media is very large. Your contact in this matter is Professor Dr. Roland Deutsch who will find the suitable experts at the Institute of Psychology.

Prof. Dr. Roland Deutsch
T +49 931 31-82692
roland.deutsch@uni-wuerzburg.de

R

Reformation

2017 is the year of reformation 500 years before, Martin Luther had published his 95 theses in Wittenberg. Preparations for the commemorative year are running full steam at the University of Würzburg. All activities are coordinated by the historian Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock. He will match the suitable contacts for special questions.

PD Dr. Frank Kleinehagenbrock
T +49 (931) 31-85528
frank.kleinehagenbrock@uni-wuerzburg.de

Religion

Religion is a public issue in many regards. Whether it is about the role of religious communities in society, religious pluralism and the question in how far secularisation in Germany is advancing or about the religious profile of believers or non-believers: Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Head of the Chair of Religious Education, conducts research in these fields.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Georg Ziebertz
T +49 (931) 31-83130
hg.ziebertz@uni-wuerzburg.de

RNA

 

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

S

Salmonella

 

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology / Research Center for Infectious Diseases (IMIB / ZINF) studies various pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites). One focus is on the role of non-coding RNA molecules in the pathogen and the host during an infection. The institute's head, Professor Jörg Vogel, will be glad to answer your questions on these subjects.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel
T +49 (931) 31-80898
joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de

School, social commitment

How do intercultural friendships form in teenagers? What is typical of such friendships? and What effect do they have?, for instance, in terms of social and cultural interaction? Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders from the Chair of Empirical Educational Research studies this field. He investigates the development of social and cognitive skills in children and teenagers and the significance of educational measures and everyday school life for such processes.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders
T +49 (931) 31-85566
heinz.reinders@uni-wuerzburg.de

Sexual crime legislation

 

Prof. Dr. Klaus Laubenthal from the Chair of Criminology and Criminal Law, who was appointed to the "Kommission zur Reform des Sexualstrafrechts" (commission to reform sexual criminal law) in 2015, focuses on researching sexual crimes. He is the author of the manual "Sexualstraftaten" (sexual offences).

Prof. Dr. Klaus Laubenthal
T +49 (931) 31-82372
laubenthal@jura.uni-wuerzburg.de

Sleeping disorder in children

For sleeping disorders which are not physiological: Professor of psychology Andrea Kübler.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kübler
T +49 (931) 31-80179
andrea.kuebler@uni-wuerzburg.de

Sleeping sickness

The pathogen responsible for causing sleeping sickness, protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei, is examined by Prof. Dr. Christian Janzen of the Biocentre and at the Centre of Infectious Disease Research, Dr. Nicolai Siegel.

Prof. Dr. Christian Janzen
T +49 (931) 31-86685
christian.janzen@uni-wuerzburg.de

Dr. Nicolai Siegel
T +49 (931) 31-88499
nicolai.siegel@uni-wuerzburg.de

Sports

Prof. Dr. Harald Lange, Chair of Sports Science will be glad to answer any questions regarding competitive sports, Olympic Games, doping, leisure sports, trend sports, sports politics, football fans, ultras, hooligans and more.

Prof. Dr. Harald Lange
T +49 (931) 31-80283
harald.lange@uni-wuerzburg.de

Stem cells

Stem cells are very promising for fundamental research and future regenerative strategies. For many years, Prof. Dr. Albrecht Müller has been studying the development potential and the molecular regulation of embryonic and adult stem cell types as well as the bioethical aspects.

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Müller
T +49 (931) 201-45848
albrecht.mueller@uni-wuerzburg.de

T

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)

The European Union and the United States are negotiating the controversial trade agreement TTIP. Economist Prof. Dr. Michael Pflüger from the Chair of Economics studies the impact TTIP could have on national economies.

Prof. Dr. Michael Pflüger
T +49 (931) 31-83673 or 31-82951
michael.pflueger@uni-wuerzburg.de

U

United States

 

Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf, an expert in American studies, will answer questions about US literature and culture. She studies how literature, ecology and democracy are related in terms of the history of ideas. Moreover, she is knowledgeable about the history of literature and culture of emotions, the history of African-American literature and selected aspects of the history of culture and literature of jazz.

Prof. Dr. Catrin Gersdorf
T +49 (931) 31-89170
catrin.gersdorf@uni-wuerzburg.de

 

V

Violence / violence prevention

How does violence evolve? What explanation and interpretation models exist? How can violence problems be solved? What importance does sport have in preventing violence? Prof. Dr. Harald Lange from the Chair of Sports Science is ready to answer related questions.

Prof. Dr. Harald Lange
T + 49 (931) 31-80283
harald.lange@uni-wuerzburg.de

Viruses

Whether measles or herpes virus: For questions about viruses and virology, please contact Prof. Dr. Lars Dölken.

Prof. Dr. Lars Dölken
T +49 (931) 31-88185 or 31-8978
virologie@vim.uni-wuerzburg.de

Volcanoes

Please direct questions about volcanic eruptions to Prof. Dr. Bernd Zimanowski of the University's Physical Volcanology Laboratory.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Zimanowski
T +49 (931) 31-82379
zimano@geologie.uni-wuerzburg.de

W

Weather

You want to learn more about weather events? Then please contact Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth at the Institute of Geography.

Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth
T +49 (931) 31-84688
heiko.paeth@uni-wuerzburg.de

X

X-ray microscopy

 

The Chair of X-ray Microscopy uses X-ray technology to look inside components and materials. Key topics are nano CT, phase contrast X-raying, time-resolved X-ray microscopy and X-ray scattering methods (SAXS). The emphasis is on non-destructive computer tomography with highest resolution of detail in the micrometre and nanometre range. The absorption of X-radiation is used for non-destructive examination of materials and to explore the internal three-dimensional structure of objects with newly developed systems.

Prof. Dr. Randolf Hanke
T +49 (931) 31-93289
randolf.hanke@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Y

Youth

How do intercultural friendships form in teenagers? What is typical of such friendships? and What effect do they have?, for instance, in terms of social and cultural interaction? Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders from the Chair of Empirical Educational Research studies this field. He investigates the development of social and cognitive skills in children and teenagers and the significance of educational measures and everyday school life for such processes.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Reinders
T +49 (931) 31-85566
heinz.reinders@uni-wuerzburg.de