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.
2016-10-10 14:29 by Johannes Schröder-Schetelig
Fundamentals of Biophotonics, Imaging, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
During the week Nov 14-18, 2016 the First School of the EU-ITN BE-OPTICAL (http://beoptical.eu/index.html) will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization organized by members of the research group Biomedical Physics. The School consists of a series of interdisciplinary courses presented by members of BE-OPTICAL, which are experts in their fields, as well as external invited lecturers. Furthermore, participating PhD students will present their projects and discuss their research plans and questions with all participants. For further details visit the website of the School http://www.bmp.ds.mpg.de/beoptical-home.html
2013-06-04 20:24 by Stefan Luther
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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!
2012-09-14 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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