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

The Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin is conceived as a joint effort between the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) and the FAU University Hospital in Erlangen. The new scientific center aims to apply advanced methods from experimental physics and mathematics to basic biomedical research with an emphasis on the intercellular microenvironment.

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Structure

On the MPL side, MPZPM will host one division and some of the activities of other MPL divisions who are engaged in biomedical research. The FAU will be represented by three Chairs in biophysics, biomathematics and medical physics. In addition, two independent research groups (equivalent to nontenure-track assistant professorship) will be financed by the Max Planck Society and the FAU University Hospital, while three other such groups will be hosted based on external funding.

Zebrafish larva. Photo: Daniel Wehner

When severed spinal cord grows back together again

After an injury to the spinal cord, patients often remain paralysed because damaged nerve tracts do not regrow due to the formation of scar tissue....

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The bacterial species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, pathogen of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea, forms large colonies within a few hours

New mathematical model: How dangerous bacteria form colonies

Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures - and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at the...

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The former mental asylum Heil- und Pflegeanstalt, HuPfla, in Erlangen

Partial demolition of the HuPfla starts

With construction companies having finished securing the so-called Mittelrisalit - the protruding central part of the building - demolition work on...

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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

Director
Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck

Please contact:
Ruth Knapheide (PA)
Staudtstraße 2
91058 Erlangen
Email: ruth.knapheide@mpl.mpg.de
Phone: +49 9131 7133 501

 

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

MPL Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with the latest research of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light via our Newsletter. 

Current issue: Newsletter No 15 - April 2020

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