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23. September 2019
Sarah Köster receives EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019
The physicist Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster from the University of Göttingen and member of the MBExC has received the EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019 (summer) of the European Physical Society (EPS). The EPS honours Köster’s groundbreaking contributions to the physics of biological cells and biopolymers, especially in the field of intermediary […]
8. November 2019
Jutta Gärtner awarded Hamburg Science Prize 2019
Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner, Director of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen and MBExC member, has received the Hamburg Science Prize 2019 “Congenital Rare Diseases” in Hamburg City Hall in front of over 100 invited guests. With this award, the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg honours […]
15. April 2020
One of the ERC Advanced Grants for Patrick Cramer
Every year, top researchers apply to the European Research Council (ERC) for funding. The highly remunerated ERC Advanced Grants are particularly sought after. Patrick Cramer, Max Planck Director and vice speaker of the MBExC in Göttingen, was successful for the third time – an exceptional achievement. The biochemist investigates how cells use the information stored […]
13. Mai 2020
Patrick Cramer elected to the National Academy of Sciences
The US-American National Academy of Sciences has elected Patrick Cramer as Foreign Associate. The prestigious academy thus honors the biochemist for his outstanding research on a fundamental process of life – how cells read the information encoded in the genes and how this is regulated. “To have been elected into the American Academy is a […]
26. Juni 2020
Coupled hair cells in the inner ear –
„Together we are strong!“
When we hear, the sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear transduce sound signals of a certain pitch and convert them for transmission to the brain. For the first time, scientists of the Göttingen Campus, the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” and the University College London have shown that a third of […]
3. Juli 2020
Optical cochlear implant in the cochlea of a gerbil
Lighting array in the ear: First use of multi-channel cochlear implants with microscale light-emitting diodes
A milestone in hearing research: Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils. Published in EMBO Molecular Medicine. Link to the press release
17. Juli 2020
New biosensor detects cell-to-cell transmission of the Parkinson-associated protein α-Synuclein
Scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging develop a new biosensor capable of detecting the transmission of human α-synuclein, a key protein associated to Parkinson’s disease. Published in Nature Communications. Link to the press release
22. Juli 2020
On the way to the optical cochlear implant
Interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg generate for the first time light-controlled behaviour in deaf rodents using optical cochlear implants based on light-emitting diodes. Published in Science Translational Medicine. Link to the press release
30. Juli 2020
In one sweep: Visualization of protein mobility in the synapse
A team of scientists around Prof. Dr. Silvio O. Rizzoli and Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster was able to generate the first visualizations of movement of 45 proteins in a cell simultaneously, thus demonstrating the realistic mobility of thousands of protein molecules represented in their realistic shapes and sizes within a synapse. The study uncovers several […]
5. August 2020
CRISPR/Cas9 – GENE EDITING: New therapeutic approach for congenital heart defects
Scientists at the Heart Center of the University Medical Center Göttingen have for the first time found an approach for a personalised therapy option with “gene editing” for the Noonan Syndrome. Publication in the renowned journal “Circulation“. Link to the press release

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