Press Releases

During protein synthesis, both tRNAs and messenger RNA move rapidly through the ribosome. This movement is GTPase-powered by elongation factor G. Scientists at the institute have visualized the steps of ongoing translocation, revealing how a small local event drives large-scale movement in a huge RNA-protein complex.

The director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen was honored by the German Chemical Society for her research in the field of biochemistry. She received the prize in a ceremony on October 21, 2021.

A small Noah's ark

October 20, 2021
On October 18, the institute's biotope project BioDiversum was inaugurated. Guest of honor was the well-known ornithologist and conservationist Peter Berthold, who even in his old age never tires of promoting his heartfelt mission: a conservation concept that also works in our intensively used and overdeveloped landscape. (in German)

News & Multimedia

Landscaper Ulrich Küneke explains the idea behind the BioDiversum and presents three of the measures: a renaturalized central area, the flowering meadows, and the pond.

Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

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

Towards a Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Complex Systems

Prof. Massimiliano Esposito
Dec 2, 2021 14:15 - 15:15
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall - held under 2G conditions

campus seminar: TBA

Dec 8, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall & Online

Fassberg Seminar: Molecular principles of the maternal-to-zygotic transition

Andrea Pauli
Dec 9, 2021 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred-Eigen-Saal

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