MBExC special exhibition "Heart & Brain - Understanding Together" at Forum Wissen

Heart & Brain – Understanding Together

New special exhibition at the Forum Wissen opens on 18 April 2024
How does a “patch” for the heart work? Can we hear with light? And how can insights from basic research be used to help diagnose and treat diseases? The “Heart & Brain – understanding together” exhibition examines these and related questions between these two vital organs.
The exhibition presents state-of-the-art microscopy techniques that allow researchers to “look inside” cells and tissue. Visitors are invited on a journey through the visual worlds of modern microscopy. Films produced especially for the exhibition, interactive applications and tactile models offer a wide range of insights into the interdisciplinary research of the scientists of the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging: from molecular machines to networks of excitable cells (MBExC)” at the Georg-August-University and the University Medical Center Göttingen. The Cluster of Excellence investigates the connections between heart and brain diseases using the latest imaging techniques.

The MBExC focuses on electrically excitable heart muscle and nerve cells, which have a surprising number of similarities. The aim is to investigate these in order to study and understand both systems and their functions in an overall approach, from the molecule to the organ. The smallest cellular building blocks and networks enable the complex functions of an organ and play a key role in the development of diseases. On this basis, new approaches are being developed for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart, brain or both organs.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the origins and development processes of scientific findings and illustrates the social relevance of this research, which focuses on people.

Note to editorial offices:
Journalists are cordially invited to a digital press conference on Tuesday, 9 April 2024, at 11 a.m. Please register by e-mail by Wednesday, 3 April 2024, to: eva.voelker[at]zvw.uni-goettingen.de.


Following interlocutors will attend:

– Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, Spokesperson MBExC
– Prof. Dr. Christoph Bleidorn, Scientific Director Forum Wissen
– Dr. Heike Conrad, MBExC curatorial team
Before the opening on Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 6.30 pm, there will be a guided tour for the press through the exhibition at Forum Wissen at 5.30 pm. You are also cordially invited to attend.


Dr. Fritz Kobe
Dr. Heike Conrad
Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC)
University Göttingen
University Medical Center Göttingen
Phone: +49 551 39 61305
Email: mbexc.admin[at]med.uni-goettingen.de

Please find here the link to the Forum Wissen: https://www.forum-wissen.de/en/heart-brain-understanding-together/


Link to the UNI press release (in German)