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Promising COVID drug candidates identified

April 02, 2021

An team of researchers has identified active substances against the new coronavirus. Two of the 37 compounds identified are currently being tested in preclinical studies. In addition, the scientists discovered a new binding site on the virus to which drugs could "dock".

Otto Warburg Medal for Patrick Cramer

March 26, 2021
The German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology honored Cramer with the Otto Warburg Medal,  Christian Drosten receives the Eduard Buchner Award. At the virtual event on March 26, both researchers presented their latest results from corona research.

The institute creates a diverse biotope

March 19, 2021
The BioDiversum will provide a habitat for endangered animal and plant species. Today, earthworks for the pond began, the biotope’s central measure. With this project the institute wants to contribute its share to stopping the massive loss of biodiversity.

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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

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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: Controlling protein droplets with chemical reactions

Jan Kirschbaum
Apr 14, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

MPI Campus Seminar: Taming the Thermodynamics of Water in Computer Simulations

Leonard Heinz
Apr 14, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

Fassberg Seminar - ONLINE SEMINAR: From DNA to Chromosomes - the Structure and Function of SMC Complexes

Frank Uhlmann
Apr 15, 2021 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom Online Seminar

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