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MBExC

Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) is a Cluster of Excellence of the University of Göttingen, Germany and is funded by the German Federal Government and the Länder (federal states) since 2019.
Our goal is to understand the structural and functional properties of excitable cells in the heart and brain across multiple length scales in order to decipher disease-relevant, nanoscale functional units in heart and nerve cells. We develop and apply innovative technologies and translate new insights into novel therapies for disorders affecting the heart, the brain, or both.


Hertha Sponer College

Multiscale integrative research provides unique opportunities to promote cutting-edge, interdisciplinary training of early career researchers. The Hertha Sponer College targets particularly talented students and early career researchers to spark and foster enthusiasm for research at the boundary of the natural sciences and biomedicine, and to accompany a new generation of future research leaders on their way towards early scientific independence.

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Latest Publications

02.02.2023
Actin-driven chromosome clustering facilitates fast and complete chromosome capture in mammalian oocytes
Harasimov K, Uraji J, Mönnich EU, Holubcová Z, Elder K, Blayney M, Schuh M
02.02.2023
The AAA+ chaperone VCP disaggregates Tau fibrils and generates aggregate seeds in a cellular system
Saha I, Yuste-Checa P, Da Silva Padilha M, Guo Q, Körner R, Holthusen H, Trinkaus VA, Dudanova I, Fernández-Busnadiego R, Baumeister W, Sanders DW, Gautam S, Diamond MI, Hartl FU, Hipp MS
27.01.2023
Cholesterol-Induced Nanoscale Variations in the Thickness of Phospholipid Membranes
Chen T, Ghosh A, Enderlein J

Science & Society

Communicating scientific findings to the local, regional, national, and international public, and raising awareness about integrative research and topics of MBExC is of major importance for us and society. Here we engage in dialogue with the public promoting interest and confidence in science.

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