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Research News and Awards

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Successful bridge building – Tobias Moser appointed as Max Planck Fellow

July 31, 2015
Tobias Moser, Director of the Institute for Auditory Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Göttingen, has been elected as Max Planck Fellow at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-BPC). On the joint proposal of the MPI-BPC and the MPI for Experimental Medicine he will receive infrastructure and funding for an additional research group. (in German) [more]

Doctoral research award for Christoph Engel

July 06, 2015
Christoph Engel, scientist at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, received this year's PhD thesis award of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM). The GBM honors his research on the structure and function of a special molecular machine involved in the production of ribosomes. [more]

Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture with Gideon Dreyfuss

July 06, 2015
The next "Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture" of theMPI for Biophysical Chemistry will be given by Gideon Dreyfuss of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia (USA). The lecture will take place on Thursday, July 9th, at 5 pm in the Manfred Eigen Hall. [more]

Göttingen doctoral students organize interdisciplinary symposium Neurizons 2015

May 22, 2015
More than 350 young scientists from around the world will meet from 26 to 29 May 2015 in Göttingen for the interdisciplinary symposium Neurizons 2015 (in German). [more]

Reinhard Jahn elected into National Academy of Sciences

May 12, 2015
The National Academy of Sciences has elected Reinhard Jahn as Foreign Associate. With the admission the academy honors his outstanding scientific success in neurobiology. It is one of the highest scientific awards in the United States. [more]

Sharper view into the protein factory than ever before

April 23, 2015
Göttingen researchers have made the cell’s protein factory – the ribosome – visible more sharply than ever before. With a previously unequaled resolution of < 3 Ångström they could directly observe chemical changes in the ribosome for the first time. (in German) [more]

"Kunst am Fassberg" – art meets technique

April 20, 2015
Within its exhibition series „Kunst am Fassberg“, the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry will present works by Brigitte Körber from April 25 to May 2015. The opening event will be held on April 25th at 4 pm, including an introduction into Körber's work by Fenja Pretzsch. (in German) [more]

Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

April 02, 2015
Following six years’ work, an international team comprising eleven research institutions has been successful in observing precisely how light affects the outer electrons of a metallic compound and activates this compound as a catalyst. [more]

Arthur Burkhardt Prize for Patrick Cramer

March 19, 2015
Patrick Cramer, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, has received this year's Arthur Burkhardt Prize. He has been honored for his interdisciplinary research work in the field of gene transcription (in German). [more]

Henrik Bringmann receives ERC Starting Grant

March 17, 2015
Henrik Bringmann at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry was awarded one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants. He receives 1.5 million Euros to investigate the molecular mechanisms of sleep using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. [more]

Lower Saxony state government cabinet has met at the institute

February 24, 2015
The Lower Saxony state government headed by the Prime Minister has met at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry on February 24. With this external meeting, the cabinet honors the institute for its outstanding research. The visit's highlight was a lecture of Nobel Prize Laureate Stefan Hell with a tour through his laboratories. (in German) [more]

Length matters

February 23, 2015
Max Planck scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which membrane proteins are clustered in groups. The length of the protein's hydrophobic parts is crucial. [more]
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