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Research News and Awards

Press Releases


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]

Insights into atomic-scale dynamics

July 11, 2014
Researchers in Göttingen have developed ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction and investigate ultrafast atomic-scale dynamics at surfaces. (in German) [more]

Ribosomes shifting the reading frame

July 08, 2014
Scientists at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have, for the first time, shown how exactly the ribosomes slip on the message to change the reading frame. [more]

Long-standing Max Planck Director Leo De Maeyer deceased

June 28, 2014
The MPI for Biophysical Chemistry sadly announces the passing of Leo De Maeyer, Emeritus Director at the institute, on June 18, 2014. With his death, we have lost an outstanding scientist and inspiring personality. (in German) [more]

Clinical MRI scanner Skyra provides pictures from the beating heart in real time

June 25, 2014
The new ultra-modern magnetic resonance imaging scanner Skyra at the Universitätsmedizin in Göttingen provides pictures of the heart in real time. Jens Frahm, head of the Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, has developed the underlying real time MRI technique. (in German) [more]

Lifetime Achievement in Science Award for Reinhard Lührmann

June 17, 2014
The international RNA Society has given this year's Lifetime Achievement in Science Award to Reinhard Lührmann, Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. He was honored for his groundbreaking scientific achievements in the field of cellular biochemistry. (in German) [more]
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