Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

At our institute, we are investigating how molecules interact to perform a wide variety of tasks - in living nature, but also fundamentally. We are convinced that great discoveries are possible when scientists from different disciplines – such as biology, physics, and chemistry – work together and openly exchange their ideas. more

Press Releases

At the highest level!

September 11, 2019

Max Planck School brings the best young minds to Göttingen – Launch of the new study program "Matter to Life". (in German)


Patrick Cramer honored with Ernst Schering Prize

September 02, 2019

The Max Planck director receives the award of the Schering Stiftung for his pioneering research on an elemantary process of life – the copying of genes, called transcription. (in German)


Apprenticeship Award for Nicolas Hotze

August 30, 2019

The electronics technician for devices and systems is honored with this year's award of the Max Planck Society for his outstanding performance in his apprenticeship. (in German)


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

Single-cell RNAseq identifies neural elements in a sponge

Dr. Jacob Musser
Sep 23, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Seminar Room, Department of Meiosis

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Centering and symmetry breaking in contracting actomyosin networks

Kinneret Keren
Sep 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

The electronic laboratory notebook eLABjournal

Florian Studener
Sep 27, 2019 14:00 - 16:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Tower 5, first floor, seminar room, meiosis department, Schuh

At a Glance

New at the Institute? Welcome!

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Max Planck Campus

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the GWDG, and our institute form the Max Planck Campus Göttingen. Here, employees and guests find various offers such as child care, a canteen, and a library.


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