Science is beautiful – and we take this literally. Every year, the Best Scientific Images Contest identifies the most beautiful scientific images among the submissions of campus staff. The three winners were officially announced on November 24 2017: Matthias Richter, Gizem Inak and Julian Heuberger.
Long Night of Sciences
Once again the Long Night of Sciences brought thousands of curious visitors streaming onto campus and into the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) for a glimpse into daily life in our laboratories.
To save the northern white rhino from extinction an international research team around Thomas Hildebrandt and Sebastian Diecke has chosen an unusual approach. They want to facilitate an in vitro fertilisation by transforming the animals’ skin cells into egg cells.
During their guided lab tour the research group led by MDC scientist Ana Pombo will take their audience on a journey deep into our cells, revealing basic biological mechanisms and kindling fascination for research.
Genome sequencing is the focus of the discussion “Science with and for society,” which being held as part of this year’s Long Night of the Sciences. It is a technique that in recent years has brought about considerable changes in medicine, particularly for prenatal diagnosis and treatment.
Biomedical research can have a very aesthetically pleasing appearance. That can be seen in the photos taken by many scientists on a daily basis. In a yearly contest, the Best Scientific Images are selected from among the images submitted by members of staff at the Buch campus.
On June 11, 2016, the MDC held a Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften). Science fans of all ages took the opportunity to go on guided tours of the MDC laboratories, trying out fun activities like sampling “molecule meringues.”
These are the three winning pictures of the 2015 MDC Best Scientific Images Contest that have been chosen by the visitors of the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) on June 13. 1st: “Sperm thicket – the maze of genetic information“ – Karina Oberheide (Jentsch Group, MDC/FMP) […]
Sun, rain, thunder and lightning – the Long Night of Sciences was pretty diverse and not just from a meteorological perspective. The Campus Buch offered a variety of spectacular experiments, tours and events for the whole family. Beating heart cells in a dish, fluorescent worms, cells under the smartphone microscope and a crime scene investigation […]
For this years’ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (Long Night of Sciences) we are giving critical thinking the stage. On Saturday 13th June, in front of the MDC Communications building, five scientists from our research campus will take the microphone under the motto “Bleiben Sie kritisch” (“Stay Critical”) and reveal the truth behind the headlines. Short […]