Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2021

Long Night of the Sciences 2021

5 June, 2021: The smartest night of the year



Reality TV at the MDC

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5 pm - 12 am

A working day in a research lab what does it look like? What do scientists do? How is a lab organized? Watch our scientists as they go about their daily work like in reality TV our camera followed the action in two research labs at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine on one day. Interviews, lab concert and mini-brains in a petri dish included.

Livestream on Youtube

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The best of the Scientific Image Contest

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5:30 - 6 pm, 10:30 - 11 pm

We showcase the prettiest, funniest and most interesting images from our research. Fun facts, background stories are included. The images stem from ten years of Scientific Image Contest at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften at the biomedical research campus Berlin-Buch.

Scientists: Anita Waltho, Sarah Gräßle, Jérémy Marchand
Moderation: Inga Pataracic and Andreas Ofenbauer

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Snip snip, the gene is gone - CRISPR Quiz

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5 pm - 12 am, Live Q&A on Instagram 6:30 - 7 pm

The molecular gene scissors CRISPR are a hot topic. But what can this powerful tool really do? Can it indeed make us younger and healthier and bring back extinct species? Play the "CRISPR traffic light" with us and find out what is possible with CRISPR today, what can become possible in the future and what is and remains pure fantasy.

With Dr. Dubravka Vučićević, Dr. Andreas Ofenbauer and Eric Danner

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Links to the articles cited in Snip snip, the gene is gone - CRISPR Quiz

Viruses, Molecules and Corona - MDC Researchers on Clubhouse

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7 - 9 pm

Dr. Emanuel Wyler, COVID-19 expert and science blogger, and other MDC researchers discuss COVID-19, viruses, and our molecules in general live on Clubhouse. Join us, listen or participate in the discussion.

Emanuels Blog Corona Info
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Nachtcafé with scientists

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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (English)
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (German)

In our Instagram live q&a show we talk with scientists from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) about science and life in science: careers, research, family. What do cancer, COVID-19 and neurological diseases have in common? Tune in and find out! And please do bring your own questions. With Dr. Bora Uyar, Eric Danner, Anita Waltho

Moderation:  Inga Patarcic

MDC Berlin Instagram Account

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