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Research News and Awards

Press Releases


Scientists reveal very fast and highly efficient filter mechanism in living cells

October 17, 2014
Potassium channels are known for their high selectivity and extremely fast conduction of potassium ion. Researchers at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and the University of Göttingen have now found the physical basis for this extremely high efficiency. (in German) [more]

David J.C. MacKay gives two lectures in Göttingen about sustainable energy options

October 15, 2014
Energy expert David J.C. MacKay of the University of Cambridge will  two lectures about how the energy crisis could be solved in Göttiingen. On Saturday, October 18, he will give a talk in the auditorium of the University. On Sunday, October 19, he will give the final lecture of this year's scientific lecture series at the Göttinger Literaturherbst (in German). [more]

Not only X and Y

October 15, 2014
Researchers at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have discovered important regulators in the cells of flies which ensure that the insects keep their gender throughout their whole lifes. (in German) [more]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Stefan Hell

October 08, 2014
Stefan W. Hell, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany) has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shares the prize with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner. With the award the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honors their pioneering work in the field of ultra high resolution fluorescence microscopy. [more]

Reimar Lüst Lecture 2014 with Stéphane Udry

September 22, 2014
Stéphane Udry of the University of Geneva will give the Reimar Lüst Lecture 2014 at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. On September 30th at 5 pm he will present his latest research results about exoplanets. (in German) [more]

Exciting scientific lectures at the Göttinger Literaturherbst

September 16, 2014
The scientific lecture series within the "Göttinger Literaturherbst" from October 10th to 19th presents again internationally renowned scientists, who will discuss their newest research results with the broad public. (in German) [more]

Stefan Hell receives the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

September 09, 2014
The one million US dollar Kavli Prize in Nanoscience was awarded to Stefan W. Hell at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry for his contributions to nano-optics, which have broken long-held beliefs about the resolution limits in optical microscopy and imaging. King Harald of Norway awarded the prize at a ceremony in the Oslo Concert Hall on September 9th. [more]

Reinhard Jahn receives Heinrich Wieland Prize

August 07, 2014
Reinhard Jahn, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, has been selected by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation as recipient of the international Heinrich Wieland Prize for his paradigmatic studies on membrane fusion, synaptic vesicles, and neurotransmitter release. [more]

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for Renske van der Veen

August 05, 2014
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has given the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 2014 to Renske van der Veen at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. The chemist was awarded the prize endowed with 1,6 million Euros for building up her own research group and working on a high-profile, innovative research project. (in German) [more]

NeuroBridges Conference in Göttingen

July 25, 2014
From July 29 to 31, 2014, Arab, Israeli, and German scientists meet at the Max Planck Campus in Göttingen for the International Scientific Conference NeuroBridges. The symposium is organized by neuroscientists of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, the University Medical Center Göttingen, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). (in German) [more]

Three apprentices were awarded the Azubipreis

July 22, 2014
The Max Planck Society has honored three apprentices at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry with the Azubipreis 2014. The winners received the prize for their outstanding achievements in school and during their training. (in German) [more]

Christian Griesinger receives AMPERE Prize 2014

July 21, 2014
The chemist Christian Griesinger, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, has been awarded the AMPERE Prize 2014 at this year's EUROMAR conference by Groupement AMPERE. He received the award for his contributions to methods development in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. (in German) [more]
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