Press Releases

How do viruses multiply?

December 12, 2019

For the first time in 3D and atomic resolution: Success in presenting the propagation strategy of Vaccinia viruses. These viruses also serve as vaccines against human smallpox diseases and as the basis for new cancer therapies. 

Protein aggregates less uniform than expected in Parkinson's 

December 05, 2019

How do protein clumps in tissue samples of Parkinson's and multisystem atrophy patients look like? They differ considerably from those of experimentally produced protein aggregates – and are surprisingly diverse in Parkinson's.

Why egg cells become error-prone with age

October 31, 2019

Why does fertility decrease when women get older, and why do miscarriages become more frequent then? A possible reason may be that the egg cells’ chromosomes “deteriorate”.

Multimedia & News

Musicians in real-time MRI


The professional musicians of german hornsound were visiting to be filmed with real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) while playing horn. With this MRI performance, the brass players support a research project.

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

In-cell architecture of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear membrane remodeling during its assembly and turnover

Matteo Allegretti
Dec 18, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Tower IV, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Department of Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Multi scale changes in genome organization and transcription upon cellular ageing

Argyris Papantonis
Jan 13, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Tower IV, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

SFB 803 Colloquium: SFB 803 - "Electromechanical Coupling in Lipid Membranes: Potential-induced curvature and neuronal heating from molecular simulations"

Prof. Dr. Himanshu Khandelia
Jan 23, 2020 17:15 - 18:15
Fakultät für Chemie, Room: Hörsaal MN29 (Neues Hörsaal-Gebäude E)

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