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

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. 


<p><em>Günther Laukien Prize</em> 2019 für Christian Griesinger</p>
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Günther Laukien Prize 2019 for Christian Griesinger

April 08, 2019

The chemist is honored for his outstanding contributions to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and receives 20000 US dollar for his research. The prize is financed by the Bruker company and has been awarded since 1999 in memory of the co-founder Günther Laukien. (in German)


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: Study of cohesin acetylation in vitro and in vivo

Tahereh Ajam
Apr 24, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

MPI Campus Seminar: High resolution imaging of the mitochondrial ultrastructure

Till Stephan
Apr 24, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture: Tuning magnetic anisotropy in nanostructures for biomedical and electromagnetic applications

Prof. Hari Srikanth
Apr 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room (Administration Building)

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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