Microscopy of a nucleus: Transcription factories are colored orange, activated genes light blue. The nucleus has about one tenth of the thickness of a human hair.

How cells specifically activate genes

It is essential for cells to control precisely which of the many genes of their genetic material they use. This is done in so-called transcription...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more

We are looking for a Technical Assistant!

The research focus of our Biological Optomechanics Division is the elucidation of biophysical and biomechanical processes at the molecular, cellular...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more

MPL Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with MPL’s latest research via our Newsletter. 

Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

Click here to view previous issues.

MPL Research Centers and Schools