Press Releases

MINFLUX nanoscopy visualizes cells in molecular sharpness

January 14, 2020

Stefan Hell and his team present the latest development of their technique: MINFLUX now reaches nanometer resolution in cells, with multicolor imaging and in 3D. Thus, MINFLUX nanoscopy can now be boradly applied in biological research. (in German)

How do viruses multiply?

December 12, 2019

For the first time in 3D and atomic resolution: Success in presenting the propagation strategy of Vaccinia viruses. These viruses also serve as vaccines against human smallpox diseases and as the basis for new cancer therapies. 

Protein aggregates less uniform than expected in Parkinson's 

December 05, 2019

How do protein clumps in tissue samples of Parkinson's and multisystem atrophy patients look like? They differ considerably from those of experimentally produced protein aggregates – and are surprisingly diverse in Parkinson's.

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

SFB 803 Colloquium: SFB 803 - "Electromechanical Coupling in Lipid Membranes: Potential-induced curvature and neuronal heating from molecular simulations"

Prof. Dr. Himanshu Khandelia
Jan 23, 2020 17:15 - 18:15
Fakultät für Chemie, Room: Hörsaal MN29 (Neues Hörsaal-Gebäude E)

MPI Campus Seminar: H atom scattering from silver surfaces

Nils Hertl
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

MPI Campus Seminar: Kinetics and Thermodynamics of –1 Ribosomal Frameshifting

Lars Bock
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

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