Welcome to the Biomedical Physics Group
The Research Group Biomedical Physics is located at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, Germany.
Complex spatio-temporal wave dynamics underlies a variety of debilitating crises in extended excitable systems. An example are cardiac arrhythmias. This electro-mechanical malfunction of the heart is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide.
We employ experimental, numerical and theoretical techniques to elucidate fundamental molecular and dynamical mechanisms underlying cardiac fibrillation, and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.
2013-11-01 20:13 by Stefan Luther
GO-Bio Award 2012
The Biomedical Physics Group receives the GO-Bio Award 2012 from the German Ministry of Education and Research for the development of novel antiarrhythmic thearpy.
2013-06-04 20:24 by Stefan Luther
© Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer
Philip Bittihn Receives Otto Hahn Medal
The Max Planck Society has honored Dr. Philip Bittihn with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements. Congratulations!
2012-10-18 21:30 by Philip Bittihn
© Jan Braun/Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
The Science Tunnel is a travelling exhibition by the Max Planck Society, presenting cutting edge research approachably to the general public. With over 9 million visitors in Europe and South America, the Science Tunnel is now entering its third phase and the Biomedical Physics group is happy to be a part of it.
Read more … Biomedical Physics Topics Soon to Travel the World
2012-09-14 11:05 by Philip Bittihn
Bittihn, Hörning, Luther, Physical Review Letters 109
, 118106 (2012)
Today, a paper by our group was published in Physical Review Letters as an Editors' Suggestion. It focuses on the basic mechanisms governing the interaction of electric fields with biological tissues of complex shape.
Read more … Field-stimulation theory paper published in Physical Review Letters
2012-06-21 19:46 by Stefan Luther
STED Super-resolution Imaging of T-tubules
STED live cell super-resolution imaging shows proliferative remodeling of T-Tubule membrane structures after myocardial infarction. E. Wagner, M. Lauterbach et al., Circulation Research (
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