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1. June 2021

Exploring Heart and Brain together

In the presence of Björn Thümler, Minister of Science and Education of Lower Saxony, the topping out ceremony of the new research building Heart and Brain Center Göttingen (HBCG) took place on Monday, 31st May. After 220 days of work, the outer shell of the building was finished. The construction costs of 38
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25. May 2021

DFG continues funding for CRC 1286 “Quantitative Synaptology”

The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues to fund the CRC 1286 “Quantitative Synaptology” at the University Medical Center Göttingen with around ten million euros for the next four years for the research into synapses and the development of a computer-assisted synapse simulation. MBExC member Silvio Rizzoli is speaker of the
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20. May 2021

Revolutionary high-performance microscopy for the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence MBExC

The German Research Foundation and the State of Lower Saxony are funding the acquisition of an instrumentation set for cryo-electron microscopy/tomography for UMG professor Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego at the Cluster of Excellence MBExC. The instruments were delivered in April and set up in premises of the Faculty of Physics at the
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7. May 2021

Errors at the start of life

Only one in three fertilizations leads to a successful pregnancy. Many embryos fail to progress beyond early development. MBExC member Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) and her team, together with researchers at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics in Mariensee and
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27. April 2021

Better hearing with optical cochlear implants

Imaging techniques enable decisive step toward development of novel hearing prostheses In cochlear implants background noises compromise the comprehension of speech. The teams of Tobias Moser and Tim Salditt (both MBExC) were now able to use combined imaging techniques of X-ray tomography and fluorescence microscopy to create detailed images of
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26. March 2021

Otto Warburg Medal for Patrick Cramer

The German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology honors the Göttingen Max Planck Director and MBExC member Patrick Cramer with the Otto Warburg Medal. At the virtual event, he will present his latest results from corona research.
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18. March 2021

How synapses maintain their activity despite ageing

Scientists of the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) and the Collaborative Research Center 1286, University Medical Center Göttingen and Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization uncover a link between protein turnover and synaptic activity. Published in Cell Reports. Link to the press release
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17. March 2021

MINSTED resolves fluorescent molecules with resolution at the nanometer scale

Scientists working with MBExC member Stefan Hell at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the Heidelberg-based MPI for Medical Research have developed another light microscopy method, called MINSTED, which resolves fluorescently labeled details with molecular sharpness. With MINSTED, Nobel laureate Hell has come full circle.
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15. March 2021

Two Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen become one

The Max Planck Institutes (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and for Experimental Medicine will merge. The decision-making bodies of the Max Planck Society (MPS) approved the plan submitted by the two institutes on March 12. Formally, both institutions will be closed and a new MPI will be founded, keeping the existing
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15. March 2021

Register now for the Women’s Carrers and Networks 2021

Until April 30th, 2021 you can register for the next virtual Women’s Careers and Networking symposium (WoCaNet 2021) taking place from the 27th to the 28th of the coming May. The aim of WoCaNet is to provide an interactive environment for young female scientists to find new possibilities and networking
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