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Friday, 24 June, 2022

DNA with a twist and a pinch of salt

A team of biophysicists led by Prof. Jan Lipfert has measured how the twist of DNA depends on the concentration and type of ions in its environment. more …

Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

International Nanoscience Students Conference 2022 in Munich

Submit your abstract by June 15, 2022 more …

Saturday, 07 May, 2022

CeNS Spin-off PHIO Scientific successful at Start?Zuschuss!

With the Start?Zuschuss! funding program, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs supports technology-oriented start-ups from all over Bavaria. In the current round, a total of 36 start-ups were selected - among them PHIO Scientific GmbH, a spin-off of the Center for NanoScience. PHIO builds more …

Monday, 14 March, 2022

One million euro for understanding skin formation

How does a single layer of cells transform into a multilayer tissue such as the skin? LMU physicist Dr. Friedhelm Serwane (Center for NanoScience & Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology) together with two international collaborators has been awarded an HSFP grant to investigate this question. more …

Friday, 11 March, 2022

Self-organization of complex structures: a matter of time

LMU researchers have developed a new strategy for manufacturing nanoscale structures in a time- and resource-efficient manner more …

Wednesday, 09 March, 2022

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Friday, 11 February, 2022

Theodor-Hänsch-Promotionspreis 2021 to CeNS Alumnus Dr. Florian Schüder

For his outstanding dissertation entitled "Advancing and applying Next-Generation DNA-based super-resolution microscopy" more …

Friday, 11 February, 2022

Proof of Concept Grant for Olivia Merkel

The LMU pharmacist has received a grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to implement a new approach for treating asthma. more …

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

LMU researcher Dmitri Efetov: Exotic physics in the second dimension

New appointment at LMU Munich: Professor Dmitri Efetov holds the Chair of Experimental Solid State Physics at the Faculty of Physics more …

Monday, 17 January, 2022

Early Earth: Evolution in the abiotic world

LMU chemists have shown that organocatalysts go through an evolution and could have played an important role in the emergence of life. more …

Tuesday, 21 December, 2021

CeNS welcomes a new member!

Dr. David Konrad studied chemistry and biochemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich and received his M.Sc. in 2013. During Master's studies, he worked as a visiting researcher in the group of Dean Toste at the University of California, Berkeley and the group of Benjamin List at the more …

Tuesday, 07 December, 2021

Evolution of structural dynamics in proteins

A team led by LMU biophysicist Thorben Cordes reports in PNAS. more …

Monday, 06 December, 2021

Gas bubbles in rock pores – a nursery for life on Early Earth

Munich and Dresden based researchers create compelling scenario for the evolution of membraneless microdroplets as the origin of life. more …

Friday, 26 November, 2021

CeNS Publication Awards 2021

Every year, CeNS awards prizes for excellent publications of CeNS members which have been published during the past 12 months. On Friday, November 26, the winners of this year's CeNS Publication Awards were announced at the CeNs colloquium. Eleven awards were presented in the categories "Best more …

Wednesday, 24 November, 2021

In the nano-aquarium: Infrared super-resolution microscopy of living cells

Physicists at LMU have developed a method for visualizing chemical patterns on unstained living cells in the nanometer range. more …

Friday, 12 November, 2021

Energy Conversion: Make carbonate not carbon dioxide

LMU scientists at the Nano-Institute Munich developed a technique to avoid CO2 in energy conversion processes with carbon-containing fuel more …

Friday, 22 October, 2021

Welcome!

Prof. Knut Müller-Caspary becomes new CeNS member more …

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Postdoctoral Researchers receive CeNS Young Investigator Fund

To promote the scientific independence of postdoctoral researchers, CeNS has launched the CeNS Young Investigator Fund. The CeNS Young Investigator Fund comes with up to €10.000 to support the postdocs’ own research projects. From all nominations, the CeNS board selected five recipients based on more …

Tuesday, 05 October, 2021

Cellular physiology: Molecular scales on biological membranes

Scientists have developed a new method to determine location and size changes of unlabeled proteins on membranes via their mass. more …

Monday, 04 October, 2021

Physics: Structure formation in mini-organs

The development of alveoli in organoids derived from mammary-gland tissue follows the same physical principles as the formation of discrete droplets in a water jet.  more …

Thursday, 16 September, 2021

Honor for Prof. Emiliano Cortés

CeNS member Prof. Emiliano Cortes, W2 tenure-track Professor at the Chair of Hybrid Plasmonics at the Faculty of Physics, has been selected for a special issue of "2021 Emerging Scientist" from Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

The 2021 Emerging Investigators themed issue gathers some of more …

Wednesday, 01 September, 2021

One-way for thermal radiation

LMU physicists have developed a novel method for contactless cooling of objects more …

Friday, 16 July, 2021

From capturing viruses to bioprinting - Nano Innovation Award 2021

CeNS and four LMU spin-off companies jointly award prizes for innovative doctoral theses. more …

Monday, 12 July, 2021

Molecular gastronomy

Origin of life: What was the recipe for the "Ursuppe" from which life emerged? LMU chemists Thomas Carell and Oliver Trapp, and physicist Dieter Braun, discuss the early steps in the evolution of life some four billion years ago. more …

Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

CeNS Annual Report 2020 online

Read about research and activities more …

Friday, 11 June, 2021

Graphene unlocks its potential for superresolution microscopy

Scientists from LMU have unlocked the full potential of graphene for fluorescence microscopy. The study shows a microscopy resolution world record of 3 nanometer. This might turn graphene into the new standard platform for state-of-the art microscopy. more …

Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

Stimulating the immune system with sponges made of silica

Silica nanoparticles developed by a team from the University of Geneva and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität have significantly increased the effectiveness and precision of immunotherapies. more …

Thursday, 29 April, 2021

ONE MUNICH Strategy Forum: TUM and LMU to jointly explore new research fields

As global competition among metropolitan regions intensifies, the two Universities of Excellence LMU and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are consolidating their scientific strengths in future-oriented and high-potential research fields. more …

Thursday, 08 April, 2021

Energy transmission by gold nanoparticles coupled to DNA structures

Using DNA structures as scaffolds, Tim Liedl has shown that precisely positioned gold nanoparticles can serve as efficient energy transmitters more …

Thursday, 25 March, 2021

Small pieces of a bigger picture

PhD students Tamara Ehm and Jana Steuer start Physics Podcast "Entropia" more …

Tuesday, 16 March, 2021

Wavelength selection by interrupted coarsening in reaction-diffusion systems

How does a macroscopic length scale emerge as a result of a collective pattern formation process from microscopic dynamics? This question is of great interest in a broad class of far-from-equilibrium systems, including active matter, granular media, and intracellular phase separation. In our work, more …

Wednesday, 10 March, 2021

Electrochromic materials: Rapid color change

Smart glass can change its color through electricity. A new material developed by an e-conversion team has now set a speed record for such a color change. more …

Wednesday, 10 March, 2021

New CeNS Student Representatives

Results of the online election more …

Tuesday, 02 March, 2021

Origin of life: The chicken-and-the-egg problem

A LMU team has shown that slight alterations in transfer-RNA molecules (tRNAs) allow them to self-assemble into a functional unit that can replicate information exponentially. tRNAs are key elements in the evolution of early life-forms. more …

Friday, 26 February, 2021

Hermann Gaub honored by the Biophysical Society

Biophysical Society recognizes Class of 2021 Fellows more …

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

Duality in cellulose-degrading complexes

Using single-molecule fluorescence techniques, scientists at the LMU has discovered how cellulose-degrading complexes arrange themselves for optimal efficiency and how they change their enzymatic composition to adapt to their substrate. Plants produce over 200 billion tons of cellulose per year, more …

Wednesday, 17 February, 2021

Did Darwinian evolution begin before life itself?

LMU physicists demonstrate that fundamental characteristics of polymeric molecules, such as their subunit composition, are sufficient to trigger selection processes in a plausible prebiotic setting. more …

Tuesday, 16 February, 2021

Cells use concentration gradients as a compass

LMU biophysicists have developed a new theory, which accounts for the observation that cells can perceive their own shapes, and use this information to direct the distribution of proteins inside the cell. more …

Tuesday, 16 February, 2021

It takes two to tango: when cells interact

Normal, motile cells typically avoid collision, cancer cells behave differently. A new statistical analysis sheds light on that difference.  more …

Monday, 15 February, 2021

Detecting single molecules and diagnosing diseases with a smartphone

LMU researchers show that the light emitted by a single molecule can be detected with a low-cost optical setup. Their prototype could facilitate medical diagnostics.  more …

Wednesday, 10 February, 2021

Isabella Graf receives Theodor Hänsch PhD Award

Dr. Isabella Graf is the second recipient of the Theodor Hänsch PhD Award by the Faculty of Physics. She received the award for her outstanding dissertation in theoretical biophysics. The Theodor Hänsch PhD Award is donated by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation for the Faculty of Physics and more …

Tuesday, 09 February, 2021

How kinesin motors can reverse their direction

In this interdisciplinary work, we have combined experimental and theoretical approaches to reveal the mechanism underlying directionality switching of kinesin motors – a long-standing problem in the field of motor proteins. more …

Monday, 01 February, 2021

Basement membrane stiffness determines metastases formation

Extraordinary CeNS member Prof. Hauke Clausen-Schaumann and his co-workers from Erler Group at the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) in Copenhagen have discovered that the rigidity of a thin membrane structure encompassing cells and lining all vessels regulates how easily cancer cells can more …

Wednesday, 20 January, 2021

The toolbox always at hand

Self-regeneration and self-healing of DNA-based molecular structures more …

Friday, 15 January, 2021

Fluorescence microscopy at highest spatial and temporal resolution

LMU researchers simplify the MINFLUX microscope and have succeeded in differentiating molecules that are extremely close together and tracking their dynamics. more …

Thursday, 31 December, 2020

Positions in nanoscience and biophysics

International call for applications at CeNS more …

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020

Layers step out of line

Nanochemistry more …

Friday, 18 December, 2020

Topological phases in biological systems

Ecosystem dynamics more …

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020

Nanoparticles as weapons against cancer

Nanotechnology more …

Wednesday, 09 December, 2020

Two ERC grants for CeNS members

Jan Lipfert and Ralf Jungmann receive Consolidator Grants more …

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