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18.12.2019 Press | Die Zeit

Die Zeit, a German national weekly newspaper, published an article about Bill Martin's research on the Origin of Life and LUCA, the last universal common ancestor:

Der Beginn des Lebens


Web of Science, a database that provides citation data for many different academic disciplines, honors William Martin as "Highly Cited Researcher" due to his widely cited scientific publications.

Website: Web of Science Group

William Martins papers at Web of Science

Another analyses platform for citations is Google Scholar: Profiles for Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.


The Rheinpfalz am Sonntag, a German language regional newspaper, published an article about William Martin's latest paper in Trends in Plant Science:

Und die Erde war wüst und leer


26.09.2019 Award | Sven Gould

Sven Gould wins the FEBS National Lecture Award at the HDBMB 2019 Conference, September 25–28 2019, Lovran (Croatia).


26.08.2019 Press

Overview of attention for William Martin's article published in Trends in Plant Science, August 2019.


The Yorkshire Post, a daily newspaper published in Leeds (England), published an article about William Martin's latest paper in Trends in Plant Science:

Early life on Earth 'limited by enzyme'


22.08.2019 Press | Phys.org

Phys.org, a science, research and technology news reader, published an article about William Martin's latest paper in Trends in Plant Science:

Early life on Earth limited by enzyme


Nitrogenase inhibition limited oxygenation of Earth's proterozoic atmosphere

Trends Plant Sci (2019)

doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.07.007


Adaptation to life on land at high O2 via transition from ferredoxin- to NADH-dependent redox balance

Proc Biol Sci 286: 20191491 (2019)

doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1491


Westdeutsche Zeitung, one of the largest German regional daily newspaper in North Rhine-Westphalia, published an article about William Martin and the VW grant awarded to him:

Uni erforscht, wie Leben auf der Erde entstehen konnte


Rheinische Post, a major German regional daily newspaper, published an article about William Martin and the VW grant awarded to him.

Die gute Nachricht: 1,5 Millionen für Uni-Forschung


The VolkswagenStiftung will support Prof. Dr. William F. Martin in the next five years under the initiative "Life – A fresh scientific approach to the basic principles of life".

This project is in cooperation with PD Dr. Harun Tüysüz (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Joseph Moran (Université de Strasbourg, Insitut de Science et d'Ingénierie supramoléculaires, Laboratory of Chemical Catalysis, France).

Project title: "Forming catalysts: A basic principle of deep chemistry, life chemistry and life"


Carbon-metal bonds: Rare and primordial in metabolism

Trends Biochem Sci (2019)

doi: 10.1016/j.tibs.2019.04.010


Archaeal histone contributions to the origin of eukaryotes

Trends Microbiol (2019)

doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2019.04.002


Energy metabolism in anaerobic eukaryotes and Earth's late oxygenation

Free Radic Biol Med (2019)

doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.03.030


Welt am Sonntag (German for World on Sunday), a German Sunday newspaper, published an article about Bill Martin and his research on the origin of life.


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