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...

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).

Associated Groups

In Benoit Ladoux, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin wins an additional Humbold-Professor and expands the scope of its research

Since May, physicist Professor Benoit Ladoux and his reaserach group 'Tissue mechanobiology' have been investigating the role of mechanical constraints and force transmission in multicellular systems at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM). With Ladoux, the MPZPM not only gains a world-leading researcher in the field of biophysics, but now has a fourth Humboldt Professor on its Scientific Board alongside Prof. Franze, Prof. Guck (spokesperson of the MPZPM) and Prof. Sandoghdar.

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Grand Opening Symposium 2024 | Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

On 18 and 19 September 2024

Renowned international speakers from the scientific fields of physics, medicine and biology will give keynote and cutting-edge insights into their latest studies, highlighting the extraordinary potential of the MPZPM.

 

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Microkiss-and-tell: A new method for precision delivery of nanoparticles and small molecules to individual cells

19.02.2024

A research team at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin, Erlangen led by Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar has now successfully shown how small molecules and single nanoparticles can be applied directly onto the surface of cells. In the study recently published in the journal Nature Methods, the scientists describe their technique as a “µkiss” (microkiss) – an easy and cost-effective new method, unlocking new possibilities in single-cell science with a view towards next generation therapeutic applications.

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Lead your own Max Planck Research Group at the interface between physics and medical research

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We are searching for a Max Planck Research Group Leader (m/f/d) at the newly established Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen, Germany. MPZPM is an international and interdisciplinary research center operated by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen.

 

 

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With Benoit Ladoux, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin wins an additional Humbold-Professor and expands the scope of its research

How cells perceive physical changes in their environment, process this information and react accordingly remains largely unexplored. Since May,…

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Apply now for a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the interface between physics and medical research

The newly established Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen, Germany welcomes applications for the position of a Research…

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µkiss-and-tell: A new method for precision delivery of nanoparticles and small molecules to individual cells

The delivery of experimental materials to individual cells with exactness and exclusivity has long been an elusive and much sought-after ability in…

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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

Upcoming Events

Grand Opening Symposium 2024 | Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin

GRAND OPENING SYMPOSIUM on the occasion of the new Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen 18-19 September 2024.  [...]

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