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Friday, 21 April, 2017

March for Science Munich

The Center for NanoScience supports the Germany-wide event "March for Science" on April 22. Be a part of it! more …

Monday, 03 April, 2017


Dr. Ulrich Lächelt joins CeNS as a new extraordinary member more …

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

ERC Grant for Professor Thomas Carell

CeNS member Professor Thomas Carell is Professor of Organic Chemistry at LMU, and his research focuses on the biochemistry of the so-called epigenetic code – a set of chemical modifications of the canonical nucleosides that make up the universal genetic code, induced by environmental factors and by more …

Friday, 10 March, 2017

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Friday, 24 February, 2017

In the molecular bench vise

The mode of packaging of the genomic DNA in the cell nucleus determines patterns of gene expression. Munich researchers have used DNA-based nano-tweezers to measure the forces between nucleosomes, the basic packing units of nuclear DNA.

Every human cell contains some two meters of more …

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Hairpins help each other out

The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which informational molecules like DNA could be replicated selectively. New work shows that hairpin structures make particularly effective DNA replicators.

In the metabolism of all living organisms there is a more …

Monday, 13 February, 2017

Postdoc and PhD positions in nanoscience

International call for applications at CeNS more …

Monday, 13 February, 2017

Lighting up ultrathin films

Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, LMU researchers have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials.

Chemical compounds based on elements that belong to the so-called transition metals can be processed to yield more …

Thursday, 15 December, 2016

Learning from nature

Artificial photosythesis more …

Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Prof. Daniel Müller joins CeNS Advisory Board

Prof. Daniel Müller, ETH Zürich, is a new member CeNS Advisory Board for the upcoming four years. He will complement the expertise of the current board members Prof. David Awschalom, Prof. Gerd Binnig, Prof. Cees Dekker, Prof. Andreas Engel and Prof. Klaus Müllen.

Prof. Müller studied physics at more …

Monday, 12 December, 2016

New Nano-Institute reaches first peak

The roofing ceremony for the new Nano-Institute which is under construction near Munich’s English Garden took place on Tuesday. In 2019, two of LMU’s Chairs in Experimental Physics will take up residence in the finished building.

The new building will provide laboratories, state-of-the-art clean more …

Friday, 25 November, 2016

CeNS Publication Award Winners 2016!

Authors of outstanding publications receive Publication Awards more …

Friday, 25 November, 2016

Professor Tim Liedl is new spokesman of CeNS

At its annual assembly, the CeNS members re-elected Prof. Dieter Braun, Prof. Tim Liedl, Prof. Schollwöck (all Physics Department), Prof. Claudia Veigel (Medical Faculty) and Prof. Achim Hartschuh (Chemistry Department) as members of the CeNS board for 2017-2018.

In addition, Prof. Tim Liedl was more …

Monday, 21 November, 2016

Professor Gregor Cevc honored in Slovenia

Three ambassadors of science more …

Thursday, 17 November, 2016

Groundbreaking ceremony for new attocube systems headquarter

More space for CeNS spin-off  more …

Thursday, 17 November, 2016

Professor Christian Ochsenfeld receives Bavarian University Teaching Award

Professor Christian Ochsenfeld, Department Chemie der LMU, Dr. Daniela Kugelmann von der Anatomischen Anstalt der Medizinischen Fakultät sowie PD Dr. Felix Schönbrodt von der Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik werden in diesem Jahr mit dem Preis für gute Lehre an Bayerns Universitäten more …

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

CeNS company visit

CeNS PhD students visited NanoTemper Technologies more …

Thursday, 03 November, 2016

Shaping up to make the cut

Before RNA copies of genes can program the synthesis of proteins, the non-coding regions are removed by the spliceosome. Munich researchers report that distinct conformations of a member of this molecular complex play a vital role in the process.

Ribonucleic acids – RNAs for short – serve as more …

Friday, 21 October, 2016


Dr. Christoph Westerhausen joins CeNS as a new extraordinary member more …

Thursday, 20 October, 2016

Genes on the rack

Physicists at LMU have developed a novel nanotool that provides a facile means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules more …

Friday, 07 October, 2016


Prof. Dr. Gregor Cevc joins CeNS as a new extraordinary member more …

Thursday, 06 October, 2016

Get further by working together

CeNS spin-off ibidi is recognized as one of Germany’s collaborative leaders more …

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Stopping the random walk

Biophysics more …

Thursday, 28 July, 2016


Prof. Dr. Rasmus Linser joins CeNS as a new ordinary member more …

Tuesday, 19 July, 2016

Professor Dieter Braun leads new CAS research group

International research group “Recreating the Origin of Life”  more …

Thursday, 07 July, 2016

Protein patterns – stubbornly stable

Biophysics more …

Wednesday, 06 July, 2016

CeNS lab tour 2016

CeNS PhD students visited labs in Großhadern more …

Friday, 24 June, 2016

LMU Dissertation Award for Leonhard Möckl

At a festive event on the occasion of LMU's 544th anniversary, Dr. Leonhard Möckl from Professor Bräuchle's group at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy received one of the dissertation awards of LMU Munich. He was honored for his dissertation "The Sweet Side of the Membrane - Sugars in more …

Friday, 17 June, 2016

CeNS company visit

CeNS PhD students visited attocube more …

Thursday, 16 June, 2016

Two sensors for the price of one

Bacterial physiology more …

Friday, 10 June, 2016

CeNS Annual Report 2015 online

Read about research and events in 2015 more …

Friday, 03 June, 2016

2016 Kavli Prize for Gerd Binnig

CeNS Advisory Board Member Gerd Binnig wins prestigious nanoscience award more …

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016


Dr. Anna Cattani-Scholz joins CeNS as Extraordinary Member more …

Friday, 13 May, 2016

Building-blocks of life

Biological evolution was preceded by a long phase of chemical evolution during which precursors of biopolymers accumulated. LMU chemists have discovered an efficient mechanism for the prebiotic synthesis of a vital class of such compounds.

How did life originate on Earth and what were its chemical more …

Friday, 29 April, 2016

Live is motion

LMU physicists have developed a way to distinguish the random motions of particles in non-living molecular systems from the motility of active living matter. The method affords new insights into fundamental biological processes.

What are the salient physical and chemical properties that more …

Thursday, 28 April, 2016


Dr. Oliver Thorn-Seshold joins CeNS as a new extraordinary member more …

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Closing the ring

How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. LMU physicists now show that, at high concentrations, a crucial protein can assemble into ring-shaped filaments that constrict the cell, giving rise to two daughter cells.

In the final step in bacterial cell division, constriction of the more …

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

Otto Bayer Prize for Dirk Trauner

CeNS member Dirk Trauner honored for his significant contributions to photopharmacology and optogenetics more …

Monday, 25 April, 2016

ERC Advanced Grant for Fritz Simmel

Extraordinary CeNS member wins highly-endowed research grant more …

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

The systems of biology

Three CeNS groups will work in the new Center for Molecular Biosystems (BioSysM) more …

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

Biophysics more …

Monday, 11 April, 2016

Blue boost for insulin secretion

Photopharmacology more …

Tuesday, 05 April, 2016

Photoswitches: A New Addition to the Molecular Toolkit

LMU chemist Dirk Trauner builds photoresponsive molecular switches that enable nerve-cell receptors to be controlled by light. In this way, nerve-cell activity can be switched on and off at will – in the laboratory. “But,” he says, “we hope that our research can be translated into medical more …

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

DNA22 - 22nd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming 2016

Call for papers more …

Monday, 14 March, 2016

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Monday, 08 February, 2016

PhD and Postdoc Positions in Nanoscience

International call for applications at CeNS more …

Friday, 05 February, 2016

Partitioning by collision

An ensemble consisting of a binary mixture of particles of equal size can partition itself into its component fractions – provided that the two species differ in their diffusion constants.

If you shake a can of mixed nuts before opening it, you can count on finding the walnuts on top and the more …

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015

Art project "Origin of life"

Art meets science: Artist Judith Egger and Biophysicist Dieter Braun work together on an art project about the origin of life.  more …

Friday, 11 December, 2015

Magical materials

Nanotechnology more …

Wednesday, 09 December, 2015

Customized hybrids

New high-tech material more …

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