Rubén Fernández Busnadiego, expert in cryo-electron microscopy at the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and member of the MBExC received a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC supports his research project ”In situ structural basis of human axonopathies“ (“cryoNERVE“) over five years with a total of
Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, MBExC spokesperson and head of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen, received an ERC Proof of Concept Grant for his project on „Waveguide-based Cochlear Implants for Optogenetic Stimulation“ (OptoWave). The grant about 150.000 euros enables researchers to bridge the gap between
A research team at the University of Göttingen has developed a new method to produce X-ray images in colour. In the past, the only way to determine the chemical composition of a sample and the position of its components using X-ray fluorescence analysis was to focus the X-rays and scan
Mathematician and data scientist Dr. Gilles Mordant from the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics at the University of Göttingen, headed by MBExC-member Prof. Dr. Axel Munk, has received the prize for the Annual Contest (section mathematics) of the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. The prize is
With beginning of the new year, neuroscientist Dr. Thomas Frank took up a MBExC Junior Research Group for Zebrafish Neurobiology. Together with his team, he aims on understanding how the brain processes smells and how that leads to specific actions and flexible behaviors. Neuronal information processing at multiple scales, from
The Göttingen physicist and MBExC-member Prof. Dr. Stefan Hell has received the “In Publica Commoda” medal of honor from the University of Göttingen. With this award, the university honors his merits in basic research at the Göttingen site and the development of the Göttingen Campus. Link to the press release
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A new generation of cochlear implants aims to make hearing easier for people with hearing disorders. Tobias Moser wants to make new worlds of sound accessible to those affected with a new generation of hearing aids. The so-called optical cochlear implants are an example of therapies based on findings from
On December 13, MBExC member Stefan Hell was ceremoniously handed over the “Werner-von-Siemens-Ring” 2022 by the “Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation”. He was awarded the individually craftet ring for his invention of super-resolution microscopy, which allows living cells to be observed at the molecular level. BioNTech scientists Uğur Şahin, Özlem
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding a new Collaborative Research Center (SFB) led by the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) starting January 2023. The new CRC 1565, entitled “Molecular mechanisms and interplay of gene expression processes”, will receive 10 million euros for an initial funding period of four years.