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    Meet our experts

    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 31-82172, ... 31-82750, ... 31-88225
    presse@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Keywords A - Z

    A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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    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

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    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

    Our specialists for bee matters are the biologists Ricarda Scheiner and Jürgen Tautz:

    Prof. Dr. Ricarda Scheiner
    T +49 931 31-84745
    ricarda.scheiner@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Tautz
    T +49 931 31-84319
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology

    Apiary in the city, human beings and wild animals, political commitment of the population, pop culture – cultural anthropology is a big subject. For questions concerning these issues, please contact the chair of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology:

    Prof. Dr. Michaela Fenske
    T +49 931 31-89921
    michaela.fenske@uni-wuerzburg.de

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Heritage

    Dr. Stefanie Menke
    Museology
    T (0931) 31-89128
    stefanie.menke@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@uni-wuerzburg.de

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    India

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

    Chair of Indology
    T +49 (931) 31-85511
    indologie@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

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    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

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    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

    Media psychology

    Why are people fascinated by trash TV? How do they interact on facebook and other social media platforms? Why are cat videos so popular? These and other questions are answered by the team of the chair of Media Psychology.

    Prof. Dr. Frank Schwab
    T +49 931 31-82395 or 31-84339 (secretary)
    frank.schwab@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Dr. Astrid Carolus,
    T +49 931 31-82813 or 31-84339 (secretary)
    astrid.carolus@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

    Museum / Museology

    PD Dr. Guido Fackler
    Professor of Museology
    T +49 931 31-85607
    guido.fackler@uni-wuerzburg.de

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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