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Physics fact #1: You can be cooled to -273.15 °C and still be 0 K

The stereotypical physicist featured in “The Big Bang Theory” is rather sceptical about biology and has some problems accepting their girlfriend’s job as a biologist. Fortunately, that does not necessarily hold true in real life. Prof Matthias Geyer and Dr Donald Guu are enriching the Cluster’s scope by their background in physics. They both agree on the fact that physics opens many doors – here, … Continue reading Physics fact #1: You can be cooled to -273.15 °C and still be 0 K »

New series: Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology

What do maths, physics, informatics, chemistry and medicine have in common? On the first glance: not too much – within the broad field of natural sciences those are widely divergent disciplines. We expect the stereotypical mathematician in front of a giant black board scratching his ingenious head and the physicist working at CERN chasing new, unknown subatomic particles explaining the world. And sure, computer scientists … Continue reading New series: Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology »

Donald Guu bridges the worlds of physics and biology

Dr Donald Guu works at Caesar in the group of Prof. Kaupp but also spends a lot of time at the LIMES institute collaborating with Thomas Quast from AG Kolanus. Here, he answered some of our questions.   In short, what is your research project about? Our goal is to decouple the mechanisms used by immune cells to sense chemokine gradients. We analyze this question … Continue reading Donald Guu bridges the worlds of physics and biology »

Matthias Geyer gives structure to the World of Immunology

Dr Matthias Geyer is the leader of the Structural Immunology group located at the center of advanced european studies and research (caesar). After studying physics in Kiel and Heidelberg, he decided against chasing the Higgs boson but became fascinated about applying physical and chemical methods to biological questions. Here he talks about the use of biophysical methods in immunology, important character traits of young researchers … Continue reading Matthias Geyer gives structure to the World of Immunology »