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6. Juli 2020Like

Lighting array in the ear: First use of multi-channel cochlear implants with microscale light-emitting diodes

A milestone in hearing research: Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils. Published in EMBO Molecular Medicine. (umg/mbexc) Conventional hearing prostheses, so-called cochlear
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25. Juni 2020Like

Coupled hair cells in the inner ear – „Together we are strong!“

When we hear, the sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear transduce sound signals of a certain pitch and convert them for transmission to the brain. For the first time, scientists of the Göttingen Campus, the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging” and the University College London have
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8. November 2019Like

Jutta Gärtner receives Hamburg Science Prize 2019 “Congenital Rare Diseases”

Special award for pioneering work in the field of rare congenital neurometabolic diseases in childhood and adolescence: The Academy of Sciences in Hamburg presented Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner from the University Medical Center Göttingen the 100,000 Euro science prize. Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner, Director of the Department of Paediatrics and
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23. September 2019Like

Sarah Köster receives EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019

The physicist Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster from the University of Göttingen has received the EPS Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics 2019 (summer) of the European Physical Society (EPS). The EPS honours Köster’s groundbreaking contributions to the physics of biological cells and biopolymers, especially in the field of intermediary
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