Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

At our institute, we are investigating how molecules interact to perform a wide variety of tasks - in living nature, but also fundamentally. We are convinced that great discoveries are possible when scientists from different disciplines – such as biology, physics, and chemistry – work together and openly exchange their ideas. more

Press Releases

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Hydrogen binds to graphene in 10 femtoseconds

May 02, 2019

Graphene is an extraordinary material. Hydrogen atoms could even turn it into a semiconductor. Alec Wodtke’s team now showed how hydrogen atoms bind to it by a surprisingly efficient energy loss.This could open doors for new applications.

Marina Bennati mit Bruker Prize ausgezeichnet

Marina Bennati honored with Bruker Prize

April 18, 2019

She receives the award of the Electron Spin Resonannce Spectroscopy (ESR) Group of the British Royal Society of Chemistry for her outstanding work in ESR spectroscopy. (in German)

<p align="left">Jochen Rink ist neuer Direktor am Institut</p>

Jochen Rink is new Director at the institute

April 12, 2019

The developmental biologist took up office on April 1, 2019. Rink investigates how flatworms manage to completely regenerate their tissue following injury, and why this ability is an exception rather than the rule in the animal kingdom.


Multimedia & News

Der Zukunftstag 2019 am Institut

The Future Day 2019 at the institute


70 pupils visited the labs and workshops at our institute on March 28 and became electronics technician, researcher, precision mechanic, computer scientist, animal keeper, or carpenter for one day.

<p>Neue Antikörper für den Tierschutz</p>

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: Composition and properties of XPO1-dependent nuclear export signals

Oleh Rymarenko
May 22, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

MPI Campus Seminar: Precision Spectroscopy on OH

Samuel Meek
May 22, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

Refining animal research: The Animal Study Registry

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Schönfelder
May 24, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig-Prandtl-Saal

At a Glance

Neu am Institut? Herzlich willkommen!

New at the Institute? Welcome!

On our portal for new institute members you find helpful information for a smooth start at our institute and in Göttingen.



Click here for direct access to the staff directory, and information for staff and new institute members.


Max Planck Campus

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the GWDG, and our institute form the Max Planck Campus Göttingen. Here, employees and guests find various offers such as child care, a canteen, and a library.


Social Media & Career


Promotion of Young Scientists

Are you interested in working or doing research at our institute? On our career page, you find helpful information about Master and PhD programs, fellowships, and mentoring opportunities.


Job Offers

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