Press Releases

Reinhard Lührmann receives an honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin

October 14, 2020

With this award, the university honors Reinhard Lührmann's pioneering work in the field of spliceosomes – the molecular "editing tables" of living cells. (in German)

Warming is faster than cooling

September 29, 2020

Sufficiently small objects warm up faster than they cool down. Aljaz Godec and Allesio Lapolla have now mathematically proven this unforeseen asymmetry. 

From pandemics to polar expeditions

September 15, 2020

Six international renowned researchers present their novel findings in this year's scientific lecture series Wissenschaft beim Göttinger Literaturherbst. All talks are presented virtually and can be followed via livestream. A single ticket allows you to participate in all online Göttinger Literaturherbst events(in German)

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Research under safety precautions

April 20, 2020

After several months of reduced presence, the institute resume its research starting from June. Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

New antibodies for animal welfare


Alpacas have special antibodies which can be reduced to nanobodies. They have the potential to replace the most-used antibodies and drastically reduce animal numbers in antibody production.

Upcoming Seminars

MPI Campus Seminar: Autonomous bioluminescence imaging of single cells

Carola Gregor
Oct 21, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

MPI Campus Seminar: Need for new contrast agents for magnetic resonance: para-hydrogen hyperpolarization

Sergey Korchak
Oct 21, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

Webinar series: "Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance"

Oct 22, 2020 16:00 - 17:30
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room:

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