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MtL Lecture Series

The faculty of the Max Planck School Matter to Life will present their research every second Wednesday of the month. See the upcoming schedule below for a list of talks and to sign up!

Q&A Sessions after the lectures

Since our application phase has started, there are currently short Q&A sessions regarding your application at Matter to Life taking place after every lecture.
The Q&A sessions start after the round of questions towards our lecturers end.
If you are interested in a presentation about our school, please register for our info sessions below. They include a longer Q&A round.

October, 27th at 2 pm CEST -
"Confined Cell Migration and Lipid Nanoparticles -
About Spatio-Temporal Control of Living Cells in Designed Spaces"

Prof. Joachim Rädler
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Register here on Zoom

November, 10th at 2 pm CET -
"How Flows Shape Life"

Prof. Karen Alim
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen & Technical University of Munich

November, 24th at 2 pm CET

Prof. Ulrich Schubert
University of Jena

December, 8th at 2 pm CET

Dr. Dr. E. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg & Heidelberg University

January, 12th at 2 pm CET

Dr. David Zwicker
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen

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MtL News

Join one of our info sessions to learn more about the Max Planck School Matter to Life and our MSc to PhD Direct Track Program! Afterwards, we offer you the opportunity to ask us your questions directly during a Q&A session. Register today! more

Open Lecture by Andrea Musacchio

As part of the MtL Fall Days, our Fellow Andrea Musacchio from MPI of Molecular Physiology will give an open lecture about "What synthetic kinetochores teach us about chromosome segregation and cell division“. 

Date: Thursday, 7 October at 4.30 pm CEST
We are happy to announce that our application portal has opened for the next program launch in 2022! Learn more about the MtL Master to PhD Direct Track program and apply now for a great step towards your future!
Are you still in the middle of your bachelor studies but interested in our program? Then take the chance to apply for an URO internship in the MPS MtL.

Adrián Gutiérrez Cruz is a Bachelor student in nanotechnology and chemistry at Universidad de las Américas Puebla in San Andrés Cholula, Mexico. He did his MtL URO research internship in the lab of Karin Jacobs at Saarland University this summer.
Check out the interview about his experience with the URO program. more
And we wanted to greet it appropriately with our Matter to Life Spring Days on 15 & 16 April last week. We have had two great days on with all of our Master and PhD students as well as members of our faculty. Together we enjoyed not only the discussions and meeting possibilities on this excellent platform, but especially appreciated excellent speakers giving us insight into the Matter to Life Science. more
New Fellows have been appointed and eleven scientists from various universities and research institutions will join the MtL faculty in October! We are looking forward to exploring answers to the questions in the interdisciplinary research field of MtL together and are more than excited to see what results the future will bring. more
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