FAU/Kurt Fuchs
FAU/David Hartfiel
Erich Malter Erlangen


Disease-causing microbes as well as cancer cells gang together to form larger structures - and only then become dangerous to humans. Scientists at the FAU, the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden have now presented a new mathematical model in the renowned journal Physical Review Letters that describes this process. And thus helps to find new approaches in the fight against infections and tumours.