On 9 March 2020, a group of undergraduate students from the School of Biology at Lomonosov Moscow State University visited the Munich School of BioEngineering (MSB).
The program of their visit at MSB started off with an introduction to the Munich Compact Light Source (MuCLS) where staff scientist Dr. Martin Dierolf showed them around the experimental facilities of the mini synchrotron as well as other radiography devices and explained the various imaging methods developed and applied at MSB.
Afterwards, Dr. Klaus Wagenbauer, postdoc at the Bionanotech & Biomolecular Robotics lab, introduced the group to the technique of DNA origami – a method that enables the researchers to build nano-sized robots from DNA - and the students had the opportunity to take a close look at the Titan Krios Transmission Electron Microscope.
Bernhard Wolfrum, professor for Neuroelectronics at TUM and MSB-PI, provided the group with insights to the broad field of neuro-electronics research and Leroy Grob, doctoral candidate in the Neuroelectronics research group, showed the students around the electronic and chemistry labs at MSB.
Following the program at MSB’s central building, the group had the opportunity to visit the NARVIS lab in Munich’s city center. NARVIS is a joint-venture research group between LMU’s AUHP clinic and TUM’s chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality (Prof. Nassir Navab).
„It was very impressive to get insights into the variety of research that is conducted at MSB. Also the information provided about the new Master’s program Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics was very interesting and helpful for us, as many of our group will finish their undergraduate this year“, stated Polina Rusina, who initiated the group’s visit at MSB, afterwards.
The students’ visit at MSB was part of a study tour across Germany where they visited various research institutions operating in the field of biomedical engineering. The study tour was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through a study visit scholarship, to support contact between German and foreign universities.
The Munich School of BioEngineering is always happy to welcome groups of students and scientists and to arrange a program that will correspond to the visitors' interests. Please contact Paul Piwnicki, Media Relations Manager MSB, if you are interested in a visit.