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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]

Real-time magnetic resonance imaging in clinical use for the first time

March 20, 2015
The new MRI building was officially inaugurated at the Universitätsmedizin Göttingen with a symposium. Their real-time MRI device the only one of its kind in clinical use worldwide. The real-time MRI technology was developed by a research group led by Jens Frahm at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. (in German) [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]

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]

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]

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]

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.  [more]
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