Press Releases

Why egg cells become error-prone with age

October 31, 2019

Why does fertility decrease when women get older, and why do miscarriages become more frequent then? A possible reason may be that the egg cells’ chromosomes “deteriorate”.


Millions for muscle research

October 21, 2019

European research team will receive an ERC Synergy Grant endowed with 11 million euros to investigate the smallest structures of muscles and to elucidate the causes of muscular diseases.


Kunst am Fassberg – Christine Reincken's Rhythms and Rows

October 21, 2019

The exhibition Rhythms and Rows by Christine Reinckens will be opened at the institute on Saturday, October 26 at 4 pm and will run until November 19. Admission is free. (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

Sustainability in the MPG

Jakob Schweizer
Nov 25, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig-Prandtl-Saal

Manfred Eigen Lecture: Circadian regulation, gene expression and the fly brain

Prof. Dr. Michael Rosbash
Nov 26, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall

MPI Campus Seminar: 3D architecture of the Nuclear Pore Complex visualized with light

Mark Bates
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Semiarraum

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