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Muscle Growth in the Computer: International Team Wants to Unravel the Formation of Myofibrils

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Dr. Benjamin Friedrich, Research Group Leader Biological Algorithms Group. Photo: Katharina Knaut

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cfaed Group Leader, together with two other international scientists, acquires "Human Frontier Science Program" funding for investigation of myofibrils

How the bicep tenses is no longer a secret. In every muscle cell there are so-called myofibrils, which contract at the same time. They are responsible for muscle movement. Each of these fibrils represents an exact pattern of hundreds of identical units consisting of different protein molecules. However, it is not yet understood how these individual building blocks arrange themselves into highly regular patterns during embryonic development or healing processes. An interdisciplinary team involving the physicist Dr. Benjamin Friedrich (Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden - cfaed, TU Dresden) has now acquired a research contract from the "Human Frontier Science Program" to investigate this question.

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Failures in Power Grids: Dynamically Induced Cascades

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A reliable functioning of technical infrastructure networks is essential for our modern, high-tech society. Cascading failures, i.e. chain reactions of failures of different infrastructures, are the cause of many failures of entire networks, e.g. large parts of the European power grids. Although cascading failures are usually influenced by network-wide nonlinear dynamics between the individual failures, their modelling has so far concentrated primarily on the analysis of sequences of failure events of individual infrastructures - however, the dynamics between these events have not been taken into account.

In an article now published by Nature Communications, an analysis scheme is presented which takes into account the event-based character of the chain reaction as well as the specific network dynamic influences.

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Stagediving with biomolecules improves optical microscopy

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Artistic representation of several microtubules, gliding through the optical near field (blue) of a nanostructured gold surface. The quantum dots (green) attached to the microtubules react to the local field by increasing their fluorescence rate. © Heiko Groß

Press release from TU Dresden (B CUBE - Center for Molecular Bioengineering) and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Physicists from Dresden and Würzburg have developed a novel method for optical microscopy. Using biological motors and single quantum dots, they acquire ultra-high-resolution images.

The resolution of conventional optical microscopy is limited by the fundamental physical principle of diffraction to about one half of the wavelength of the light: If the distance between two objects is smaller than this so-called "diffraction limit", they can no longer be visually separated - their image appears "blurred ". To acquire optical images at the scale of few nanometers, this is clearly not sufficient.

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Ausgezeichnet: Neue Halbleiterpolymere für gedruckte Elektronikbauelemente

Herausragende Promotionsarbeit zur Polymersynthese am IPF Dresden ausgezeichnet

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Dr. Tim Erdmann / Foto: Frank Grätz (blend3)

Pressemitteilung des Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) vom 12.4.2018

Auf seinem Jahresempfang am 12. April 2018 verleiht das Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V. (IPF) erneut Preise für herausragende Graduierungsarbeiten. Mit dem Doktorandenpreis des Vereins zur Förderung des IPF wird Herr Dr. Tim Erdmann für seine Dissertation „High charge carrier mobility polymers for organic transistors“ ausgezeichnet. In der Arbeit, die unter Betreuung von Frau Professor Voit am IPF und eingebunden in den Exzellenzcluster Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) entstand und an der Fakultät (jetzt Bereich) für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften der Technischen Universität Dresden verteidigt wurde, beschäftigte er sich mit der Entwicklung von neuen polymeren Halbleitern.

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HighTech-Unternehmen trifft MINT-Absolvent: 2. cfaed Career Symposium steht bevor

Internationaler Karrieretag des Exzellenzclusters geht in die zweite Runde

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Networking Session beim cfaed Career Sysmposium. Foto: cfaed / Frank Grätz

 

How to spice up your career…?! Welche Zutaten und Gewürze braucht eine gelingende Karriere als Nachwuchsführungskraft? Unter dieser Fragestellung probierte das Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) im vergangenen Jahr erstmals eine neuartige Karriereveranstaltung aus: Ausgerichtet auf die Bedürfnisse der internationalen Nachwuchswissenschaftler im Cluster sowie aller Studierenden und Graduierten des MINT-Bereichs, entstand ein atmosphärisch anregendes Veranstaltungsformat, das von den Teilnehmern äußerst positiv aufgenommen wurde.

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