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Long Night of the Sciences 2022: MDC-BIMSB, Berlin-Mitte

Save the Date: On July 2, 2022, we are inviting everyone who is interested to visit our laboratories in Mitte and Buch again! It's worth marking the "smartest night of the year" in your calendar, as our highlights show.


Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin
Hannoversche Str. 28
10115 Berlin





Understanding life: How much art does science need?

Science is rational and art is emotional – is that true? Research and artistic work are both creative, experimental imaginative processes. And many researchers also paint, play music and take photographs. On the Buch Campus and at the MDC in Berlin-Mitte, scientists will present their art during the Long Night - in exhibitions and concerts. The topics include mathematics, genetics and art, and sequencing Beethoven as well as playing and interpreting him. In the evening, we invite you to a panel discussion on the relationship between art and science. Join us for a discussion! An event in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation.

Location: MDC, Campus Buch and Berlin-Mitte (MDC-BIMSB)

Treasure hunt in Berlin's wastewater

Corona viruses and their dissemination can be easily detected in wastewater. During the pandemic, a team from the MDC systematically analyzed samples from Berlin sewage treatment plants and thus detected the development of corona surges at an early stage. Now, a monitoring system is being set up in many German cities. But there is much more hidden in the sewer: for basic research, wastewater has proven to be a source full of treasures. MDC scientist Dr. Emanuel Wyler tells us why fishing in the murky waters can be valuable for all of us. He will also answer any questions our visitors may have about Corona. And those who want to know more about mRNA vaccines will also get all the information they need.

Location: MDC-BIMSB, Berlin-Mitte

You believe what you see - microscopy means knowledge

Dancing worms, brains that glow in the dark and a fish heartbeat to watch - these are some highlights of our microscopy street. We invite our guests to try out microscopy for themselves in the lab. We also offer insights into electron microscopy, which can be used to visualize the tiniest details of cells of various organisms or organs. Our cryo-electron microscope allows an ice-cold look into the world of proteins. We will also guide you through the exhibition of historical Berlin microscopes. And with VR glasses you can take a walk through different organs.

Location: MDC Campus Buch and Berlin-Mitte (MDC-BIMSB)


Our complete program for the Long Night of the Sciences 2022 will soon appear on our website.

Tickets are on sale on Ticketmaster.