Upcoming Events

Here, we list events targeted at the general public.
You can find all upcoming research seminars taking place at the Institute in the Seminar Schedule.

Tuesday
Feb 28
14:30
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MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Cells - innovative material

Talk by Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

How can cells regulate the molecular material characteristics and change their shape without any external forces?

Thursday
Mar 02
16:30
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MPI-CBG

#flyfun

Be a social media reporter for one day!

Be a social media reporter for one day! We will first discuss how to use social media for communicating science to the public. You will then see the Institute's fly stock and fly room and talk to a scientist - and share your experience on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Apply with tweet, Facebook or Instagram post using the hashtag #flyfun - and don't forget to tag the Institute (@mpicbg)!

Tuesday
Mar 21
20:00
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GrooveStation

Science Café: Phase Separation

Solid or liquid?

Not all organelles in cells are bound by membranes: They are thought to form by liquid-liquid demixing – like oil in vinegar.
However, sometimes liquid compartments can, when aged, convert to a solid state and form aggregates. This aberrant phase transition seems to lie at the heart of ALS and also might be a general mechanism for all neurodegenerative diseases.
On the other, latest research has also shown that the cytoplasm of cells changes its consistency from liquid to solid in scare situations, thereby protecting the sensitive structures in the cellular interior.
How do cells switch from a liquid to a solid state and vice versa?

Tuesday
Mar 28
14:30
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MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Microscopy and Virtual Reality

Talk by Ulrik Günther

State-of-the-art microscopes can image several complete 3D data sets per secons, yet we look at the images on flat screens. The talk will show how virtual reality can be used to analyse microscopy data.

Wednesday
May 10
17:00
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MPI-CBG

Juniordoktor: Eye Evolution

Seminar and hands-on experiment

Lennart Hilbert and Pavel Vopalensky will introduce you to the evolution of eyes in different species and explain the molecular mechanisms underlying visual sight.
You will then look at zebrafish embryos under the microscope.

Please register for this event via the official JUNIORDOKTOR program.

Tuesday
May 16
14:30
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MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: Transcription Factors

Talk by Mate Palfy

Transcription Factors - Conductors of the Genetic Orchestra


Tuesday
May 23
14:30
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MPI-CBG Auditorium

Seniorenakademie: The Epigenome

Talk by Dr. Mareike Albert

Epigenetics try to understand the mechamisms that activate the part of the genome that is relevant for a certain cell type or life cycle - like bookmarks in the book of life. The talk also introduces ongoing Epigenome research projects.

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