Life in Super-Resolution: Light Microscopy Beyond the Diffraction Limit
Physicists and Nobel Laureates Stefan Hell and Steven Chu use super-resolution light microscopy to investigate the cellular world on a nanoscopic scale.Physicists and Nobel Laureates Stefan Hell and Steven Chu use super-resolution light microscopy to investigate the cellular world on a nanoscopic scale.
Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Prakash Bajgain
This time on “Faces”: Prakash Bajgain from Nepal.
Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Caroline Hoppe
The second issue of “Faces” introduces German undergraduate Student Caroline Hoppe.
Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Stefano Sandrone
In the first issue of “Faces” we introduce Italian Neuroscientist Stefano Sandrone.
When chemists meet they talk about drugs
“You can make crystal meth in your lab?” asked my housemate who was pursuing a PhD in computer science. “Yes, it’s a fairly simple molecule. I haven’t looked but I bet that I won’t have trouble finding the chemicals needed to make it,” I said. At the time I was a lowly graduate student pursuing […]
The challenges and allure of protein design: A memo for this year’s young researchers
An inspiration from the birth of aviation A few weeks ago I visited the small coastal town of Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Kitty Hawk is where the Wright brothers made their epoch-making first powered flight. Big stones mark the start and end points of the flight. There is a huge monument on top of […]
From messy to magical: Preparing for the future of medicine
In the early 1940s, as war raged over the continent, the British mathematician Freeman Dyson and the Indian physicist Harish Chandra were taking a walk in Cambridge. Harish Chandra was studying theoretical physics under the legendary Paul Dirac while Dyson was getting ready to spend a depressing time calculating bombing statistics at Bomber Command. “I […]
An Interview with Francoise Barré-Sinoussi
Francoise Barré-Sinoussi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for her role in the discovery of HIV. As she detailed in her plenary lecture on Monday 28th June, she considers a combined approach of mainly Western-led lab-based research and locally based education and treatment centres in developing countries as crucial for the control of […]
On artificial and synthetic cells
Monday morning Jack Szostak talked about his ongoing work on creating artificial cells, where he is trying to create simple protocells from chemically synthesized material that in their simplest form only contain a membrane and genetic material. Later in the afternoon Hamilton Smith gave a detailed account of the work by the J. Craig Venter Institute cumulating in the […]
Mehr als nur HPV: Impfungen gegen Krebs
Der späte Vormittag gehörte in Lindau den Medizinern: Zunächst erzählte Harald zur Hausen von den Zusammenhängen zwischen Infektionen und Krebs, dann legte Luc Montagnier seine Forschungsergebnisse zur Physik und Biologie der DNA vor – böse Zungen behaupteten, der Mann sei nun unter die Homöopathen gegangen. Zuletzt sprach Francoise Barré-Sinoussi über die Entdeckung von HIV und […]
Die Entstehung der Farbe
Der gute Charles Darwin, auch über 200 Jahre nach seiner Geburt und über 150 Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung seines Hauptwerkes ist er nicht tot zu kriegen. Die Evolution kann man halt überall beobachten. So auch an jenen bunten Fischen, die ihre Namen dem ihnen typischen Muster zu verdanken haben: Den Zebrafischen. Und um genau die […]
More than HPV: Vaccines against cancer
The late morning in Lindau was a non-stop marathon of medical researchers – first Harald zur Hausen talked about the links between infections and cancer, then Luc Montagnier gave an insight into his research that analyzes DNA under physical as well as biological aspects – venomous tongues may have linked that talk to homeopathy. At […]