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Dissecting protein assemblies

August 11, 2020

In an initial application of the powerful MINFLUX nanoscopy technique to cell biology, researchers led by Stefan Hell and Stefan Jakobs have now optically dissected the distribution of individual proteins in a ~ 20-nanometer-sized protein cluster within a cellular organelle in 3D using multiple colors. 

High-resolution 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer arrived

July 22, 2020

It looks like a giant thermos flask and weighs 8 tons. With its magnetic field strength, the new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer sets a new record in high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy: 28.2 Tesla – almost 600,000 times stronger than the earth's magnetic field. There are only three of these high-tech devices in the world.

How mitochondria get into shape

July 15, 2020

Mitochondria  the cell's power plants  have a unique structural design to produce energy. Scientists led by Stefan Jakobs have now discovered that MICOS proteins help mitochondria bend into shape.

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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

Fassberg Seminar - ONLINE SEMINAR: A twist in the tale of the mitotic spindle

Iva Tolic
Sep 3, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom Online Seminar

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Functions and Consequences of Epigenetic DNA Modifications

Skirmantas Kriaucionis
Oct 14, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Architecture, Assembly and Turnover of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Martin Beck
Nov 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

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