Press Releases

Errors at the start of life

May 07, 2021
Melina Schuh's team, in collaboration with colleagues, developed a new model system for studying early embryonic development. With the help of this system, they discovered that the process in which genetic material from each parent combines immediately after fertilization is remarkably inefficient.

ERC Advanced Grant for Marina Bennati

April 27, 2021
The ERC awarded 2.4 million euros for the next five years to Marina Bennati. With the help of this funding, the physical chemist wants to combine and improve two methods: nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance spectroscopy.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors Herbert Jäckle

April 30, 2021

With Jäckle’s election, the Academy recognizes the outstanding scientific achievements of the emeritus director at the institute. His basic research using the fruit fly model brought new insights on the general understanding of genes and molecular mechanisms that control organ formation and energy metabolism.

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Corona research at the institute

April 20, 2020

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

"We are fortunate that the pathogen is very well attackable"

Immunologist Stefan Kaufmann answers central questions on corona vaccinations.

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: Following the energy transfer between hydrogen atoms and surfaces using scattering experiments

Kerstin Krüger
Jun 23, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

MPI Campus Seminar: Network hierarchies to store memories

Komal Bhattacharyya
Jun 23, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

Liveim Facility Event: Introduction to Mass Photometry

Dr. Akhila Bettadapur
Jun 23, 2021 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online webinar

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