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11. August 2020
Dissecting protein assemblies
In an initial application of the powerful MINFLUX nanoscopy technique to cell biology, researchers led by Stefan Hell and Stefan Jakobs have now optically dissected the distribution of individual proteins in a ~ 20-nanometer-sized protein cluster within a cellular organelle in 3D using multiple colors. MINFLUX nanoscopy thus proves to be an extremely powerful tool […]
21. August 2020
New insights into lung tissue in Covid-19 disease
Physicists at the University of Göttingen and the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” (MBExC), together with pathologists and lung specialists at the Medical University of Hannover, have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique that enables high resolution and three-dimensional representation of damaged lung tissue following severe Covid-19. Using a special X-ray microscopy technique, they were able […]
28. August 2020
Generation of human brain organoids with the ability to learn
Stem cell technologies are revolutionizing the biomedical field. Scientists at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) in collaboration with research partners of the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” (MBExC) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) combined induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and their deep knowledge in the bioengineering of human organoids to for […]
20. Oktober 2020
Coronavirus: Study finds further door opener into the cell
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is known to infect cells via the receptor ACE2. An international research team under German-Finnish coordination has now identified neuropilin-1 as a factor that can facilitate SARS-CoV-2 entry into the cells’ interior. Neuropilin-1 is localized in the respiratory and olfactory epithelia, which could be a strategically important localization to contribute to SARS-CoV-2 […]
21. Oktober 2020
World record resolution in cryo electron microscopy
Holger Stark and his team at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry have broken a crucial resolution barrier in cryo electron microscopy. The scientists succeeded in observing single atoms in a protein structure and taking the sharpest images ever with this method. Such unprecedented details are essential to understand how proteins perform their […]
6. November 2020
ERC Synergy Grants for Göttingen neuroscientists
Professors Silvio Rizzoli from Göttingen, Director of the Institute of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), and Nils Brose, Director of the Department of Molecular Neurobiology at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine (MPI-EM), both members of the MBExC, are among the recipients of highly competitive ERC grants this […]
9. November 2020
Exhibition „Sinneswelten“ (World of Senses)
The exhibition “Sinneswelten” provides special insights into the wonderful world of senses at the cellular level of sensory cells and neurons from an artistic perspective. The displayed images are results of the daily work of the scientists at the Collaborative Research Center 889 (CRC889). They have been acquired with different microscopic techniques and show the […]
12. November 2020
Mini-Symposium “Excitable cell networks in heart and brain”
on November 23rd and 30th, 2020, from 1 pm until 5 pm via ZOOM This mini symposium focuses on cross-scale analysis of information processing in cardiac and/or neural networks by means of imaging, optogenetics and/or electrophysiology as well as computational modelling. Such cross-scale analysis propagates insights from the structural and functional studies of molecular machines […]
17. November 2020
Physicist Dr. Jan Huisken nominated for top level research at the MBExC
Göttingen University receives another Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (mbexc/umg) The University of Göttingen was once again successful in the competition for the most highly endowed German research award: Physicist Dr. Jan Huisken, nominated by the University of Göttingen, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The professorship, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education […]
18. November 2020
“Scientific Grand prize” of the Fondation Pour l’Audition for Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser
Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser receives high distinction from French Fondation Pour l’Audition: “Scientific Grand Prize” 2020 honours his pioneering work on the optical cochlear implant for the treatment of hearing loss. The prize is endowed with 100,000 euros. Link to the press release

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