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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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Rosalind Elsie Franklin looking through a microscope

New scholarship of MPZPM for outstanding scientists

In memory of the pioneering English chemist Rosalind Franklin, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin has set up a scientist-in-residence...

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Diluting of a blood sample.

How a corona infection changes blood cells in the long run

Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen were able to show for the first...

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Horizon Award for Leonhard Möckl

The British Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded a research team for their work on the protective sugar coat of cells, which included the scientist...

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May

Ministerpräsident Markus Söder und MPZPM-Sprecher Vahid Sandoghdar präsentieren die Zeitkapsel, die mit Gegenständen aus der Forschung gefüllt ist.

„Ecosystem for Ideas and Creativity”: Laying of the foundation stone for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

Construction phase of the innovative, interdisciplinary research institute in Erlangen begins. Minister-President and Minister of Economic Affairs...

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Fluorescent soft beads passing through the narrowing channels of a biochip. Photo: MPZPM, Salvatore Girardo

Efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

A new, patented method called Progressive Mechanoporation makes it possible to mechanically disrupt the membranes of cells for a short time period and...

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April

Jona Kayser

Emmy Noether Group for Jona Kayser

Millions for cancer research: Jona Kayser, junior group leader in the Biological Optomechanics Division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of...

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Representative microscopic images of different cells obtained with RAPID

Fast and efficient diagnoses through artificial intelligence

The mechanical properties of cells can reveal which diseases a patient is suffering from. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin...

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Microscopic fluorescence picture of the mitotic spindle

With new technology, researchers can look deep into the interior of cells – in 3-D

Tracking the mystery of cell division: Scientists of the IRI Life Sciences of Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of...

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March

Übersicht Vorschläge Rahmenkonzept Erinnerungs- und Zukunftsort HuPfla Erlangen

Launch of the Forum Erinnerungs- und Zukunftsort Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Erlangen

During National Socialism in Germany, crimes against humanity, especially medical crimes, also occurred in Erlangen. In order to commemorate the...

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Winner of the Dresden Excellence Award

Dresden Excellence Award for Maik Herbig

The city of Dresden awarded Maik Herbig, former PhD student of MPL Director Jochen Guck, the Dresden Excellence Award 2020 for his doctorate. The...

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Super-resolution microscopy image of the transcribing nucleus

Organizing genetic material into pockets

International research team identifies how the cell nucleus structures active and inactive DNA -  and thus controls the development of a cell.

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February

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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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Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Vice President Research of the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg; Dr. Florian Janik, First Mayor of Erlangen; Prof Vahid Sandoghdar, PhD, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light; Prof. Dr. Heinrich Iro, Medical Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the University Hospital Erlangen at the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the start of construction of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen (from left to right). The new re-search facility is a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute, the University, and the University Hospital.

Symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen

First Mayor Florian Janik and representatives of University Hospital, University, and Max Planck Institute emphasise the importance for the research...

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September

Picture of a nematode. (Image: Roberta Galli, TU Dresden)

Alcohol prolongs lifespan of nematodes

Organisms often react to extreme environmental conditions with defence mechanisms which allow them to survive. Understanding these mechanisms may lead...

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Professor Kristian Franze in his laboratory with students.

Kristian Franze Appointed New Director at MPZPM

On August 1, Kristian Franze will become one of the directors of the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) - at the same time he will...

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Jochen Guck appointed FAU professor

Jochen Guck, Director of the Division Biological Optomechanics, was appointed professor at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg...

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Construction work for the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin starts

The construction work for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) will start: The construction site at the Schwabachanlage in...

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Max Planck researchers develop the "ultimate cell sorter"

By combining imaging of deformed cells and artificial intelligence, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the...

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The coronascope on television

Recently, a film team of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian broadcasting organisation) visited the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light: The...

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April

The Coronascope – Scientists at Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin observe an infection with Sars-CoV-2 live

A kind of video surveillance could contribute to getting an insight into the life cycle of the coronavirus: Researchers at Max Planck Institute for...

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March

Katja Zieske heads new research group

As of February 2020 Katja Zieske joined the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light to set up her laboratory. Starting in May she will head a...

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February

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Catalyst Europe: Applications are open now

Catalyst Europe, a new programme open to postdocs, doctoral candidates (from any technological field related to health) and clinicians, funded by EIT...

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Let's go! Work starts for the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

The first steps to build the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin will start in the following week. Here you can find more informations about the...

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Physik und Medizin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts und seine Kooperationspartner stellen das neue Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin vor....

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Wissenschaftlicher Pioniergeist in Erlangen: Forschung am MPZPM hat bereits begonnen – Blutdiagnosen werden schneller und differenzierter

Auch wenn der Bau des Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) erst in vier Jahren abgeschlossen ist, wird schon jetzt interdisziplinär...

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Following a protein nano-rover on the cell membrane

The human body is composed of billions of cells, each one representing the smallest self-sustaining unit of life. We know that surfaces of our cells...

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