Welcome to the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

The Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin is an interdisciplinary joint research center run by Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Erlangen University Hospital (UKER) and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL). The research at MPZPM focuses on the study of cells in the context of their microenvironment, the space that connects and encompasses a variety of cell types in a tissue. Read more...

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Structure

MPZPM hosts a combination of tenured and nontenured principal investigators who cover various areas of research at the interface of physics and medicine. Until the move into the MPZPM building, the groups are housed at MPL (Guck, Sandoghdar, Singh), Dept. of Mathematics at FAU (Zaburdaev), Institute for Medical Technology, FAU (Franze) and Optical Imaging Center Erlangen (OICE, Dulin).

An artistic interpretation of magnetic tweezers. Illustration: MPZPM / Susanne Viezens

Corona: Using magnetic tweezers to track down new antiviral drugs against Covid-19

How can SARS-CoV-2 be stopped? David Dulin and his team at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen have investigated how the virus...

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Biochip for real-time deformability cytometry. Foto: MPL

Federal Ministry of Research funds drug trial against Long COVID in Erlangen

The BMBF is providing 1.2 million Euros for the reCOVer project. This will enable a research team from the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin...

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Visit of the Bavarian Minister of State Klaus Holetschek at the  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Health Minister Klaus Holetschek looks into Long Covid research at the MPL

The Bavarian Minister of State for Health and Care was impressed by the great potential of real-time deformability cytometry for the diagnosis of...

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MPZPM press team

To get in contact with our Communications & Marketing team feel free to make your request at: presse@mpzpm.de.

For further information about specific press enquiries or the latest press releases and pictures, please visit our Press Page.

Contact

Spokesperson of the Scientific Board
Prof. Dr. Vahid Sandoghdar

Please contact:
Julia Graßer (PA)
Staudtstraße 2
91058 Erlangen
Email: julia.grasser@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 301

 

Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

Please contact:
Lisa Spann (PA)
Staudtstraße 2
91058 Erlangen
Email: lisa.spann@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 801

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Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

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