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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 …

Wednesday, 09 December, 2020

PHOENIX awards the "Oscar of Pharmacy"

Prof. Olivia Merkel wins PHOENIX Pharmaceutical Science Award more …

Friday, 04 December, 2020

Election of the CeNS board

Prof. Emiliano Cortés and Prof. Joachim Rädler join the CeNS board more …

Friday, 04 December, 2020

CeNS Publication Awards 2020

Every year, CeNS awards prizes for excellent publications of CeNS members which have been published during the past 12 months. On Friday, December 4, the winners of this year's CeNS Publication Awards were announced online. Ten awards were presented in the categories "Best Interdisciplinary more …

Thursday, 03 December, 2020

Römer Awards 2020 go to CeNS associates and member

For the 15th time, the Roemer Prize for outstanding achievements in biochemistry and chemistry was awarded this year at the LMU Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.

Prof. Hanna Engelke, now University of Graz, was one of the three winners in the category "Junior Research Groups".Among the more …

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

Geometry supersedes simulations

LMU physicists have introduced a new method that allows biological pattern-forming systems to be systematically characterized with the aid of mathematical analysis. The trick lies in the use of geometry to characterize the dynamics. more …

Friday, 20 November, 2020

CeNS scientists among most highly cited interdisciplinary researchers

Citation analysis more …

Thursday, 29 October, 2020

Smart bottle brushes

Neutrons make structural changes in molecular brushes visible

They look like microscopic bottle brushes: Polymers with a backbone and tufts of side arms. This molecular design gives them unusual abilities: For example, they can bind active agents and release them again when the temperature more …

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020

Soak up the sunlight and swim in the dark

Microswimmers are small particles that actively move in liquids. But they need a continuous energy supply. A team from the e-conversion cluster of excellence led by LMU chemist Bettina Lotsch has now equipped the particles with a sophisticated charging function that allows them to continue swimming more …

Wednesday, 21 October, 2020

Sponges as biomonitors of micropollution

Sponges are filter feeders that live on particulate matter – but they can also ingest microscopic fragments of plastics and other pollutants of anthropogenic origin. They can therefore serve as useful bioindicators of the health of marine ecosystems. more …

Friday, 09 October, 2020

Welcome!

Prof. Leonardo de Souza Menezes becomes CeNS member more …

Monday, 21 September, 2020

Successful at the Science4life Venture Cup

Start-up Deoxy wins 3rd prize in Business Plan Contest more …

Wednesday, 09 September, 2020

Welcome!

Dr. Friedhelm Serwane is a new CeNS member more …

Wednesday, 09 September, 2020

Welcome!

Dr. Amelie Heuer-Jungemann becomes extraordinary CeNs member more …

Wednesday, 09 September, 2020

Spectral classification of excitons

Nanophysics more …

Friday, 21 August, 2020

How cells learned to talk

Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation for an international research team led by Ralf Jungmann more …

Monday, 03 August, 2020

CeNS Annual Report 2019

Read about research and activities more …

Monday, 27 July, 2020

Chemical evolution in a tiny Gulf Stream

Origins of Life more …

Friday, 24 July, 2020

Welcome!

Olivia Merkel is new CeNS member more …

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