The Institut für Röntgenphysik (IRP) is dedicated to biophysical research and the development and application of modern x-ray scattering and imaging methods to complex fluids and biomolecular matter. The main research tools are x-ray diffraction, coherent x-ray imaging, x-ray waveguide optics and holography, x-ray microscopy, various light microscopy methods (fluorescence, confocal, phase contrast, differential interference contrast), microfluidics and microstructuring. Experiments are carried out both in-house and at national and international sources of synchroton radiation sources and neutron reactors.
The main research aims of the group headed by Prof. Dr. Tim Salditt are directed at the structure, dynamics, assembly and interaction of biological macromolecules in biomimetic lipid bilayer systems and biomaterials.
The research group of Prof. Dr. Sarah Köster is dedicated to nanoscale imaging of cellular dynamics, by combining close-to-physiological sample environments and in situ imaging.
The professorship of Prof. Dr. Simone Techert is installed as a bridge research department between the Deutsche Elektronensynchrotron DESY, the Institute of x-ray physics at Göttingen University and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry at the Göttingen Research Campus side.