This year, the Dresden Science Night (= Long Night of Science / Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Dresden - LNDWDD) will take place on July 8th, and is welcoming everyone in person and on site again. At the Dresden Science Night, universities, research institutions and science-related companies open their facilities, laboratories, lecture halls and archives to the public.
We welcome you to join Dresden’s major public science event from 5pm to Midnight! The vivid and creative science exhibits at the event attract a large crowd of interested locals. There is something for everyone in the program: from school children to seniors and from science novices to researchers from other faculties.
Check out the contributions by PoL groups at three different sites:
The Campàs Lab will present at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, 1st floor, Pfotenhauerstrasse 108, 01307 Dresden:
- What are the forces that make us grow? The research group of Otger Campàs at the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life at TU Dresden has developed several new tools to measure and apply forces within developing embryos and miniature, lab-grown organs. To measure forces, scientists put magnetic oil droplets into a tissue and image them with a microscope to see the forces put on the droplet. Observe those forces in action!
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PoL will have a joint booth with experiments & show-cases at the CRTD, Fetscherstraße 105, 01307 Dresden, represented by the Doyle Lab, the Fischer-Friedrich Lab, the Friedrich Lab, and the Jahnel Lab (PoL/BIOTEC).
- Understanding the physics of life -- Why do we need Physics in Biology? A lot, in fact: With hands-on-experiments, videos and demonstrators, we want to show how biological cells generate mechanical forces, e.g., to divide, change shape, or move inside the body exactly where they are needed. How this works, and how these processes are switched on and off during the development of an embryo or when tissue repairs itself is what we want to find out at the cluster of excellence 'Physics of Life'.
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>> See detailed offer for the presentaion "The molecular physics of life: from spaghetti motors to protein droplets"
>> See all offers at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB)
PoL will also have a booth at the TUD Main building, HSZ Hörsaalzentrum, Foyer, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden.
- How do cells self-organize into a living organism? At the Cluster of Excellence Physics of Life (PoL) at TU Dresden, experts from physics, biology and computer science investigate which biophysical processes in molecules, cells and tissues are responsible for giving organs their shape and place in the body. Why does the heart beat on the left side and how do the laws of physics affect our DNA? PoL looks at biological processes as complex physical phenomena, aims to understand the organizing principles of life, and then enables a new approach to address the health problems of our society. PoL is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) as a Cluster of Excellence and is a collaboration between scientists from the TU Dresden and other Dresden-based research institutions of the DRESDEN-concept network.
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Everyone is welcome at any time at our science stations! Come by and chat with us - in German and English.
All information about the Long Night of Science 2022 at a glance: https://www.wissenschaftsnacht-dresden.de/
The Dresden Science Night is a partner project realized by the network “Dresden – Science City”, Dresden universities, science institutions, and companies and supported by the city of Dresden. Participation in the events is free of charge.