Looking for Participants

The MPI for Biological Cybernetics is looking for participants for some of their research experiments [more].
 

Most recent Publications

Lee AS, Azmitia EC and Whitaker-Azmitia PM (May-2017) Developmental Microglial Priming in Postmortem Autism Spectrum Disorder Temporal Cortex Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 62 193–202.
Amidfar M, Kim YK, Colic L, Arbabi M, Mobaraki G, Hassanzadeh G and Walter M (May-2017) Increased levels of 5HT2A receptor mRNA expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with major depression: correlations with severity and duration of illness Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 71(4) 282-288.
Pfrommer A and Henning A (May-2017) On the Contribution of Curl-Free Current Patterns to the Ultimate Intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio at Ultra-High Field Strength NMR in Biomedicine 30(5) 1-16.
Spetter MS, Malekshahi R, Birbaumer N, Lührs M, van der Veer AH, Scheffler K, Spuckti S, Preissl H, Veit R and Hallschmid M (May-2017) Volitional regulation of brain responses to food stimuli in overweight and obese subjects: a real-time fMRI feedback study Appetite 112 188–195.
Jusyte A, Zaretskaya N, Höhnle NM, Bartels A and Schönenberg M (April-2017) Binocular rivalry transitions predict inattention symptom severity in adult ADHD European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience Epub ahead.

 

Chemistry and Biology Laboratories

For the synthesis of smart contrast agents several highly equipped laboratories are available in the Magnetic Resonance Center (MRC) and in the neighbouring Technologiepark building.

The chemical laboratories are equipped with all routine tools for chemical synthesis (hoods, hydrogenation apparatus, freeze dryer etc.). Two manual as well as a fully automated peptide synthesizers for solid phase synthesis of cell penetrating peptides and peptide nucleic acids can be used. The analytical laboratories house a LC-MS unit (ESI ionization) and two systems for analytical and preparative HPLC, a fluorescence/luminescence spectrometer as well as a 300 MHz (7T) NMR spectrometer.

The cell biology laboratories are equipped for cell culture work with two laminar flow, two CO2-incubators, and a routine inverse brightfield microscope with fluorescence unit and camera. Two research microscopes are also available. One is based on extreme darkfield microscopy optimized for real time life cell imaging and is connected to a high resolution colour video camera. The other inverse microscope is equipped with an optical grid, motorized focus and a high end black-and-white digital camera. It allows the recording and reconstruction of high resolution 3D fluorescence images from cells or tissue slices. Both microscopes are used to study uptake mechanism, fate and intracellular localization of contrast agents. The labs are used to perform various kinds of cell biological assays and are equipped e.g. with centrifuges, electrophoresis units and a multiplate reader primarily used for absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic studies on the internalization of the contrast agents into cells as well as on their biocompatibility.
A second laboratory provides all required safety features to work with radioisotopes.
Last updated: Friday, 14.10.2016