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The Hector Science Award is given to Patrick Cramer

February 01, 2021
The Hector Foundation honors the Max Planck Director for his outstanding research in the field of gene transcription as well as for his formative contribution to life sciences and interdisciplinary collaboration. (in German)

Why remdesivir does not fully stop the coronavirus

January 13, 2021

Remdesivir interferes with the Corona polymerase during copying but does not block it completely, as researchers found out, Their findings may explain why the drug is rather weak in treating covid-19 infections. 

Patrick Cramer receives the 2021 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

January 26, 2021

The research award is one of the most prestigious in Europe. With this prize the Louis-Jeantet Foundation honors the molecular biologist for his pioneering work in the field of gene transcription. 

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Corona research at the institute

April 20, 2020

Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

New antibodies for animal welfare

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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: Spectroscopy of Biomolecules by Combining Electron and Nuclear Spins

Marina Bennati
Mar 9, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom Online Seminar

MPI Campus Seminar: Precision spectroscopy on molecular hydrogen

Sam Meek
Mar 10, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

MPI Campus Seminar: From Sea Lilies to Self-Alignment: Tools for NMR Structure Determination of Natural Products

Niels Karschin
Mar 10, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

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