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

The Max-Planck-Zentrum für die Physik des Lichts 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.



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.

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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Prof. Dr. Jochen Guck

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


Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

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

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