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Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) -2067- 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.
Research at the MBExC is aimed at the heart and the brain as disorders of these organs are major causes of disability and death. The electrically excitable cells of these widely distinct organs, cardiomyocytes and neurons, have surprisingly many physiological properties in common. The goal of the MBExC is to decipher disease relevant nanoscale functional units in the heart and the brain by using a multiscale approach that integrates research on nanoscale units with analyses of excitable cell networks by using state-of-the-art bioimaging techniques. Together with an interdisciplinary research network across the Göttingen Campus, we provide unique insights into both cardiac and neural networks and develop innovative therapeutic strategies for disorders affecting the heart, the brain, or both.

Hertha Sponer College

Multiscale integrative research performed by MBExC scientists offers unique opportunities for the interdisciplinary training of early career researchers coming from a basic science or medical background. The Hertha Sponer College targets particularly talented students and early career researchers interested in further personalized research training and career advice to spark and foster enthusiasm for research at the boundary of the natural sciences and biomedicine. The overall aim is to promote cutting-edge, interdisciplinary early career researchers on their way to independence, to thus educate a new generation of future research leaders.

Latest Publications

9. June 2021
Stable but not rigid: Chronic in vivo STED nanoscopy reveals extensive remodeling of spines, indicating multiple drivers of plasticity
Steffens H, Mott AC, Li S, Wegner W, Švehla P, Kan VWY, Wolf F, Liebscher S, Willig KI
7. June 2021
Graphene- and metal-induced energy transfer for single-molecule imaging and live-cell nanoscopy with (sub)-nanometer axial resolution
Ghosh A, Chizhik AI, Karedla N, Enderlein J
2. June 2021
Transmembrane β-peptide helices as molecular rulers at the membrane surface
Kloos M, Sharma A, Enderlein J, Diederichsen U

Staying in touch with 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.

Open Positions