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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]

Starting to get the message

February 19, 2015
Researchers around Patrick Cramer at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have analyzed in detail how an important promoter protein complex is assembled and controls the start of transcription. [more]

About eleven tons for precision and high-resolution

February 19, 2015
The Göttingen structural biologists Christian Griesinger and Markus Zweckstetter have obtained two new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers to further advance the developements of methods in NMR and to apply those to membrane proteins and neurodegenerative diseases. (in German) [more]

Hans Neurath Award for Marina Rodnina

February 09, 2015
Marina Rodnina, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, received this year's Hans Neurath Award of the Protein Society. With this prize the society honors the groundbreaking scientific achievements of Marina Rodnina in the field of ribosome research. [more]
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