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8. July 2021

Stefan Hell and Erwin Neher are Honorary Fellows of the IUPS

The International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) has elected Stefan Hell and Erwin Neher from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry as Honorary Fellows. The MBExC members were honored for their groundbreaking research of great importance to the field of physiology. IUPS is a non-political and non-geographical scientific organization
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6. July 2021

EU-funded project IMAGEOMICS starts

The EU project “Imaging the proteome at the nanoscale” (IMAGEOMICS) will be funded within the “FET Open” program, which honors novel ideas for radically new technologies with a total amount of 3,7 Mio Euros. MBExC member Prof. Dr. Silvio Rizzoli from the University Medical Center Göttingen will coordinate the international
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1. July 2021

DPG “Medaille für naturwissenschaftliche Publizistik 2021” for Viola Priesemann

The German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, DPG) awards the “Medaille für naturwissenschaftliche Publizistik 2021” to MBExC member Viola Priesemann. The DPG thereby recognizes her exceptional commitment regarding science communication and advice of scientists and politics in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. Link to the German Physical Society press release
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29. June 2021

Research, construction, COVID-19: Lower Saxony’s Minister President Stephan Weil visits UMG

Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony, visited the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) to learn more about the planned UMG constructions, cutting-edge research, and to assess the Corona situation at the UMG and in Lower Saxony. Together with Dr. Gabriele Andretta, Speaker of the State Parliament in Lower Saxony,
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25. June 2021

New Max Planck Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences

The Max Planck Institutes (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and for Experimental Medicine will merge to the new Max Planck Institue of Multidisciplinary Sciences. The decision-making bodies of the Max Planck Society (MPS) approved the plan submitted by the two institutes on March 12. Formally, both institutions will be closed and
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10. June 2021

Neuronal structures in color – a super-resolution view into the living brain

The brain of a mouse consists of almost 100 million nerve cells that are densely packed together with supporting cells. To study these cells, individual cells are specifically labelled with fluorescent dyes. After appropriate excitation with light, such fluorescent dyes emit light themselves that can be detected microscopically. Of particular
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1. June 2021

Exploring Heart and Brain together

In the presence of Björn Thümler, Minister of Science and Education of Lower Saxony, the topping out ceremony of the new research building Heart and Brain Center Göttingen (HBCG) took place on Monday, 31st May. After 220 days of work, the outer shell of the building was finished. The construction costs of 38
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25. May 2021

DFG continues funding for CRC 1286 “Quantitative Synaptology”

The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues to fund the CRC 1286 “Quantitative Synaptology” at the University Medical Center Göttingen with around ten million euros for the next four years for the research into synapses and the development of a computer-assisted synapse simulation. MBExC member Silvio Rizzoli is speaker of the
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20. May 2021

Revolutionary high-performance microscopy for the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence MBExC

The German Research Foundation and the State of Lower Saxony are funding the acquisition of an instrumentation set for cryo-electron microscopy/tomography for UMG professor Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego at the Cluster of Excellence MBExC. The instruments were delivered in April and set up in premises of the Faculty of Physics at the
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7. May 2021

Errors at the start of life

Only one in three fertilizations leads to a successful pregnancy. Many embryos fail to progress beyond early development. MBExC member Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) and her team, together with researchers at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics in Mariensee and
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