Press Releases

Warming is faster than cooling

September 29, 2020

Sufficiently small objects warm up faster than they cool down. Aljaz Godec and Allesio Lapolla have now mathematically proven this unforeseen asymmetry. 

From pandemics to polar expeditions

September 15, 2020

Six international renowned researchers present their novel findings in this year's scientific lecture series Wissenschaft beim Göttinger Literaturherbst. All talks are presented virtually and can be followed via livestream. A single ticket allows you to participate in all online Göttinger Literaturherbst events(in German)

ERC Starting Grants for Juliane Liepe and Stefan Glöggler

September 03, 2020

The European Research Council funds research of Juliane Liepe and Stefan Glöggler with about 1.5 million euros each. Of 3272 junior scientists, only 436 succeeded in the competition for the best research projects.

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Research under safety precautions

April 20, 2020

After several months of reduced presence, the institute resume its research starting from June. Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

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

Webinar series: "Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance"

Oct 1, 2020 16:00 - 17:30
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room:

Webinar: Planning preclinical in vivo studies: some practical suggestions

Adrian Smith
Oct 8, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Anderer Ort/Other Location, Room: Webinar via Zoom

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Architecture, Assembly and Turnover of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Martin Beck
Nov 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

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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.

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Ausbildungsplätze 2021

September 18, 2020

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September 17, 2020

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September 17, 2020

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June 29, 2020
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