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Mice do not need the cortex to sing their songs

March 06, 2015
Although mice might be capable of vocal learning, they are not a good model to explore the foundations of vocal learning.As Göttingen researchers have found out their vocalizations are controlled in evolutionarily older brain areas and are not dependent on cortical processing. [more]
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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]
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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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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]
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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]
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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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Close is not close enough

December 15, 2014
Avoiding hitting a running child on the street or reacting rapidly to an alarm call – timely reactions are only possible because our neurons communicate extremely fast with each other. Scientists from Braunschweig and Göttingen have now discovered a decisive mechanism that allows for such fast signal transmissions. [more]
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for Max Planck researcher Stefan Hell

December 10, 2014
Stefan W. Hell, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in Stockholm this week on Wednesday, December 10th. He shares the prize with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner. With the award, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honors his pioneering work in the field of ultra high resolution fluorescence microscopy. 
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Leibniz Prize for Tobias Moser

December 10, 2014
Tobias Moser, Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at the University of Göttingen and research group leader at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2015. [more]
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Argentinia honors Herbert Jäckle

November 24, 2014
The Argentinian State has given the Luis Federico Leloir-Prize to Herbert Jäckle, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. With this award Argentinia honors the researcher's exceptional contributions to the country's science.
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Halyna Shcherbata is EMBO Young Investigator

November 12, 2014
The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) announced today the selection of 27 new EMBO Young Investigators. Among the awardees is Halyna Shcherbata at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. [more]
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Bunching atoms together

November 05, 2014
Göttingen researchers have now succeeded in generating ultra-short pulses of atoms. They might help to carry out time-resolved experiments initiated by atomic collisions. [more]
 
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