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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