Molecule of the Month

Molecule of the Month June 2023
Chromophore-Loaded CRALBP Nanoparticles Restore Rod Function in Chromophore-Deficient Mice
V. J. Kefalov, A. V. Kolesnikov, J. Cullity, W. Aeschimann, A. Stocker;
ARVO Abstract, 786 - C0387, 2023

Awards and Honors

Successful Sinergia Application

PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu from the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bern together with her colleagues Prof. Thomas Feurer (Laser Physics, University of Bern), Prof. Ernst Meyer (Nanophysics, University of Basel) and Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger (Computational Chemistry, EPFL) will receive 3 million CHF for their new SNSF Sinergia project "Exploring New Building Blocks for Molecular Electronics: Charged and Excited States of Molecules on Surfaces".

A Sinergia project fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to breakthrough research results. In this specific case, laser physics (time domain) is combined with nanoscale imaging (space domain) of molecular systems synthesized by the Liu team, all supported by theory. In particular, the control of the charge state of molecular arrays by local fields is of interest for the realization of quantum dots and their lattice arrangements, with wide-ranging applications from molecular electronics to quantum computing. 

We wish the consortium every success in its research.

Media Releases

Creation of a detailed "catalogue" of degradation products in cells
Cells have their own quality control to prevent the production and accumulation of harmful proteins. This quality control is essential for correct embryonic development in all mammals and plays an important role in tumors and genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis. A group of researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Basel have now made visible and cataloged for the first time, "blueprints" that give rise to defective proteins and are normally recognized and rapidly degraded in cells. This leads to a better understanding of this degradation mechanism and helps in the development of new therapeutic approaches.
19.08.2021 Details see Media Release of the University of Bern

Insights into Research Areas

Presentation at the MINT-Day 2021 of the University of Bern:
"Virusinvasion durch die Atemwege"
© 2021 Minela Colakovic (group of PD Dr. Carlos Ros
Website of the research group Ros