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Research News and Awards

Press Releases


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]

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]

Stefan Hell elected into the Hall of Fame der deutschen Forschung

October 29, 2014
With this election the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 Stefan Hell is honored for this contributions to Germany as a location for research and economic development. [more]

Localizing RNA-binding sites in ribonucleoprotein complexes by mass spectrometry

October 24, 2014
A new method developed by Henning Urlaub and his team enables the systematic identification of cross-linked peptides and amino-acid residues in RNA-interacting domains of RNA-binding proteins, irrespective of whether binding occurs in an “orthodox“ RNA-binding domain or in proteins/regions that lack such domains. [more]

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]

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]
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