Press Releases

Life sciences get a quantum boost

September 30, 2021
Stefan Glöggler received the Felix Bloch Lecture by the German Chemical Society for his research on methods in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He improved the signal duration and strength of metabolic molecules and built a portable mini-MRI device.

Cell adhesion explained via many-body physics

September 28, 2021
Kristian Blom and Aljaž Godec at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry successfully exploited the Ising model – which was originally used to describe ferromagnetism – to understand how the avidity of adhesion receptors and the strength of cellular adhesion can be regulated by mechanics. 

Patrick Cramer receives Swedish science prize

September 15, 2021
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize to the director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. The academy honors his groundbreaking research on how RNA is formed in cells.

News & Multimedia

We are creating a biotope

Landscaper Ulrich Küneke explains the idea behind the BioDiversum and presents three of the measures: a renaturalized central area, the flowering meadows, and the pond.

Corona research at the institute

April 20, 2020
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

Manfred Eigen Award Lecture - Hybrid Event: Curious in the nucleus: Cryo-EM of a telomeric complex and RNA as a regulator of epigenetic silencing

Prof. Dr. Thomas R. Cech
Oct 19, 2021 14:00 - 15:30
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall

campus seminar: Shining Light on Flexible Proteins: Combining Experiments and Simulations to Tackle Intrinsic Disorder

Gabor Nagy
Oct 20, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall & Online

campus seminar: The need for speed - Thicker nerve fibres enable faster reactions in mice

Maria Eichel-Vogel
Oct 20, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall & Online

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