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

MBExC Exhibition “Heart & Brain – Understanding Together”

“Heart & Brain – Understanding Together”

Special exhibition at the Forum Wissen from 18 April until 20 October 2024
How does a “plaster” for the heart work? How can we hear with the help of light? And what is the path from basic research to diagnosis and therapy? The “Heart & Brain – Understanding Together” exhibition gets to the bottom of these questions.
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.
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.
Accompanying program of the MBExC special exhibition:
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 18:30: Opening of the special exhibition by Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan (President of the University of Göttingen), Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser (Director of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience and spokesperson of the MBExC), and Dr. Sandra Potsch (Head of the Museum of Knowledge at the Forum Wissen)
Friday, 25 May 2024 at 16:30: Chalk Talk with Prof. Dr. Bernd Wollnik (UMG)
“Geheimnisse des Buch des Lebens”
Friday, 31 May 2024 at 16:30: Chalk Talk with Prof. Dr. Niels Voigt (UMG)
“Generikum versus Originalpräparat – Gleichwertige Alternativen?“
Friday, 7 June 2024 at 16:30: Chalk Talk with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadja Simeth-Crespi (UGOE)
“Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen”
Sunday, 9 June 2024 from 11:00-13:00: Impro Workshop with Beatriz Beyer (Improsant)
Sunday, 23 June 2024 from 14:00-17:00: Lego Workshop with Prof. Dr. Timo Betz (UGOE)
“Entdecke die Welt. Ein Lego-Workshop zur Technik der Mikroskopie”

Sunday, 7 July 2024 from 16:00-18:00: Impro Workshop with Beatriz Beyer (Improsant)
Sunday, 4 August 2024 from 16:00-18:00: Impro Workshop with Beatriz Beyer (Improsant)
Sunday, 18 August 2024 from 11:00-13:00: Family Health Check up and Lecture with Dr. med. Boris Barbarics

Please also visit the website of the Forum Wissen for further information