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

Otto Warburg Medal for Marina Rodnina

September 26, 2019

“Marina Rodnina‘s research has not only revealed central principles of the function of ribosomes, but has also revolutionized ribosome research as a whole” (in German)


At the highest level!

September 11, 2019

Max Planck School brings the best young minds to Göttingen – Launch of the new study program "Matter to Life". (in German)


Patrick Cramer honored with Ernst Schering Prize

September 02, 2019

The Max Planck director receives the award of the Schering Stiftung for his pioneering research on an elemantary process of life – the copying of genes, called transcription. (in German)


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

MPI Campus Seminar: Mapping the path of destruction: How RNA is degraded in eukaryotic cells

Salma Sohrabi-Jahromi
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Semiarraum

MPI Campus Seminar: Transport and potential effect of extracellular vesicles in brain third ventricle

Zuzana Ditte
Oct 16, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Semiarraum

Liveim Facility Event: Demo of the BD FACS Melody (22.10 - 23.10)

Dr. Marcel Gätjen
Oct 22, 2019 09:00 - Oct 23, 2019 18:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Live-cell imaging facility, T2 SOG,

At a Glance

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.

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