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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
 
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