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Joint session of MBExC and iFIT at EMIM 2021

The MBExC presented research highlights at the EMIM 2021 within a shared session with the Cluster of Excellence iFIT at the EMIM2021 symposium. MBExC member Prof. Dr. Frauke Alves has brought this exciting symposium to Göttingen as the acting president of the European Society for Molecular Imaging (ESMI), which was
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MBExC X-ray Symposium in person

After a long time of only ZOOM meetings, the international MBExC Symposium “X-ray based imaging on different scales for biomedical application” took place again in person last Monday, with a limited number of participants, but was also streamed on Göttingen campus. The symposium was organized by Frauke Alves, Tim Salditt
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Molecular mechanisms of corona drug candidate Molnupiravir unraveled

The United States recently secured 1.7 million doses of a compound that could help to treat Covid-19 patients. In preliminary studies, Molnupiravir reduced the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Studies, including work by MBExC member Patrick Cramer at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and researchers at JMU Würzburg, showed why
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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