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Doctoral award of the Berliner-Ungewitter foundation for Charlotta Lorenz
12.01.2022

Doctoral award of the Berliner-Ungewitter foundation for Charlotta Lorenz

The MBExC congratulates Hertha Sponer College member Charlotta Lorenz for receiving the doctoral award of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Göttingen. The award, funded by the Berliner-Ungewitter Foundation, recognized her outstanding doctoral thesis on “Interactions within and between cytoskeletal systems” that she performed at the Institute of X-ray Physics under supervision
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Alexander Ecker receives ERC Starting Grant
11.01.2022

Alexander Ecker receives ERC Starting Grant

The MBExC congratulates computer scientist and brain researcher Prof. Dr. Alexander Ecker from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS) for receiving a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC is thus supporting his project “Deep Neuron Embeddings: Data-driven multi-modal
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New Max Planck Institute in Göttingen combines natural and medical sciences
03.01.2022

New Max Planck Institute in Göttingen combines natural and medical sciences

The Göttingen-based Max Planck Institutes (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry and Experimental Medicine have merged as of January 1, 2022. This will establish a new MPI, the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences. It will cover a much broader spectrum of research, thus promoting disciplinary diversity and collaboration. With a total
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UMG Compatibility Prize 2021 awarded to Christine Stadelmann-Nessler
14.12.2021

UMG Compatibility Prize 2021 awarded to Christine Stadelmann-Nessler

Prof. Dr. Christine Stadelmann-Nessler, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology and MBExC member, receives the UMG Compatibility Award 2021. She particularly supports employees with family and care responsibilities. The “UMG Compatibility Award” stands for commitment to improving working conditions for employees with family responsibilities. Link to the press release of
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How matrix recycling keeps the brain flexible
08.12.2021

How matrix recycling keeps the brain flexible

Scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging describe a new mechanism that supports synaptic plasticity in the adult brain. Published in Nature Communications. The extracellular matrix (ECM) gives cell assemblies their structure and plays an important role in cell communication and control. In the adult brain, it forms lattices
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Technology transfer award for light microscopes with molecular resolution
03.12.2021

Technology transfer award for light microscopes with molecular resolution

For the entrepreneurial implementation of research results in the field of high-resolution light microscopy, abberior Instruments GmbH, the Max Planck Innovation GmbH and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry receive the technology transfer award from the German Physical Society. In 2012, abberior emerged from the NanoBiophotonics department of Nobel
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Funsho Fakuade receives Dissertation Prize
02.12.2021

Funsho Fakuade receives Dissertation Prize

The MBExC congratulates Hertha Sponer College member Funsho Fakuade, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the UMG, for receiving the Dissertation Prize 2020 of the Universitätsbund Göttingen e.V. His excellently evaluated dissertation on the assessment of altered atrial physiology in patients with atrial fibrillation was chosen by a selection committee
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X-ray view of neurodegenerative diseases
26.11.2021

X-ray view of neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers at the University and University Medical Center Göttingen, in collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging and the Collaborative Research Center Mathematics of Experimentation, have found a new way to measure and quantify neuronal tissue architecture in three dimensions and at high resolution. Using their specialized X-ray imaging,
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Targeting gene expression in mitochondria
23.11.2021

Targeting gene expression in mitochondria

Scientists of the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence Multiscale Bioimaging (MBExC) and the Collaborative Research Center 1190 develop novel strategy to investigate gene expression in mitochondria. Published in “Cell”.   Mitochondria are considered the power plants of cells because they generate energy from our food with the help of oxygen. The
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Gene therapy against deafness
22.11.2021

Gene therapy against deafness

One in 500 children is born with hearing impairment, and in 50 to 70 percent of cases a genetic defect is the cause. In a joint research project, a team led by Rüdiger Behr (German Primate Center) and MBExC spokesperson Tobias Moser (University Medical Center Göttingen) in cooperation with scientists
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