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Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)

Cluster of Excellence of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

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News article about phase-contrast X-ray imaging and CALA

The Neue Züricher Zeitung is currently featuring an article about phase-contrast x-ray imaging and the new Center for Advanced Laser Applications (CALA), which is currently under construction. The reporter interviewed members from the Cluster of Excellence, Prof. Ferenc Krausz and Prof. Franz Pfeiffer.




Publication on medicalphysicsweb

Currently featuring on medicalphysicsweb is a publication from Prof. Jan Wilkens and co-researchers on the reduction of radiation side effects in a human skin tissue model by using X-ray microbeam radiation delivery. The publication can be found here.



TV portrayal of Leibniz Prize winner, Franz Pfeiffer

In a TV portrayal of Franz Pfeiffer, BR alpha features the way in which a new X-ray method will improve diagnostics of cancer and osteoporosis.

Latest info material

Research magazine about medical physics at MAP (pdf)
MAP Newsletter Dezember 2015
Flyer: Centre for Advanced Laser Applications - CALA (pdf)

We introduce

Dr. Mihaela Zigman

Molecular biologist Dr. Mihaela Zigman’s career trajectory has brought her to Munich as a member of the MAP Excellence Cluster. Here, she will supervise the biomedical side of a new interdisciplinary project in Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz’s Department. The project aims to employ high-intensity femtosecond pulses of infrared laser light to detect specific molecules present in vanishingly small amounts in human cells, blood samples or respired air.

We interviewed her to learn about her research and the work she is doing in the MAP Excellence Cluster.

Please find the full interview here