Gražvydas Lukinavičius and his team have succeeded to improve fluorescent dyes in a way that they are compatible with living cells. By combining these new dyes with 3D STED microscopy, the research group visualized tiny structures of the cytoskeleton with a diameter of only 23 nanometers.
Karl Bertram and Chun So of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and Fabian Jan Schwarzendahl at the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization were awarded the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal. Chun So also receives the Otto Hahn Award. (in German)
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