Signing the Cooperation Agreement for the Center for Physics and Medicine

25.07.2017, MPL Erlangen 

In a memorable ceremony on July 25th, the Max Planck Society, the Friedrich Alexander University and the University Hospital in Erlangen signed an agreement to run the new joint research Center for Physics and Medicine.

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Symposium Systems Neuroscience

19 - 20.01.2017, MPL Erlangen

Two-day symposium on recent developments and future pro­spects in understanding the functional connectivity and networks dynamics in the normal and diseased brain.

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Light microscopy provides a deep insight into protein structure


An innovative fluorescence microscopy method makes it possible to image protein structures with a resolution of less than half a nanometre [MPL News]

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Focusing light into biological tissues with wavefront engineering

07.12.2016, 1.00 pm

Prof. Changhuei Yang

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Medical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology, USA

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Bio-lasers for imaging

30.11.2016, 1.00 pm

Prof. Seok-Hyun Yun

Director, MGH Research Scholar, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology, USA

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Cancer cell mechanotype: from screening to disease biophysics

13.07.2016, 5.15 pm

Prof. Amy C. Rowat, Ph.D

Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology,
University of California, Los Angeles, USA 

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Physics of cellular form and function

27.06.2016, 4.00 pm

Prof. Dr. Gijsje Koenderink

Systems Biophysics Department,
FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), Netherlands

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Nuclear biomechanics and cellular phenotype

22.06.2016, 10.00 am

Professor Kris Noel Dahl, Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Symposium Physics & Medicine

On February 26th and 27th MPL held a symposium on Physics and Medicine at the medical school of the Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen. Sixteen international invited speakers reported on a wide range of methods and concepts from theoretical and experimental physics that can be applied to the study of fundamental problems in biomedical research. Topics included cell mechanics, physics of cancer, nanophysiology, photoacoustic and multiphoton microscopy, analytics of blood cells, pattern formation in cells, virus infection, chip-based studies, neurophotonics and wavefront shaping for deep tissue imaging. A wonderful audience of some 150 scientists and medical doctors from Erlangen and abroad engaged in lively discussion during lectures, breaks and poster sessions. The symposium provided lots of valuable insight for the planned Max Planck Centre for Physics and Medicine in Erlangen. 

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