Press Releases

Stefan Kaufmann becomes Emeritus Director at the institute 

May 25, 2020

The infection biologist has advanced the development of a new vaccine against tuberculosis which could also serve as an interim solution for Covid-19. He will continue his research in Göttingen.

Claus Ropers is appointed as new Director

May 20, 2020

The physicist develops new experimental methods using ultrafast electron microscopy – a field to which he has made a decisive contribution and in which he is one of the leading scientists worldwide.

Patrick Cramer is elected to the National Academy of Sciences    

May 05, 2020

The prestigious academy thus honors the biochemist for his outstanding research on a fundamental process of life – how cells read the information encoded in the genes and how this is regulated.

News & Multimedia

Corona pandemic: Institute starts reduced presence operation and conducts Covid-19 research

April 20, 2020

After several weeks in emergency mode, the institute starts operation with reduced presence on April 20.  Several laboratories have initiated research projects that should contribute to overcoming the 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 - Corona Edition: SARS-CoV-2 entry into cells and its ihibition

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pöhlmann
Jun 2, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom Online Seminar

Department of Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction dynamics

Steve Henikoff
Jun 11, 2020 13:00 - 17:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom access data will be mailed before the 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

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