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

Leibniz-Preis 2019 für Melina Schuh

Leibniz Prize 2019 for Melina Schuh

March 13, 2019

How does a human being develop? What happens if something goes wrong in oocyte development? Melina Schuh has contributed important answers to these questions with her research. Today, she is awarded Germany’s most prestigious research prize for her achievements. (in German)

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Herbert Jäckle receives Klaus Sander Prize

February 19, 2019

The German Society of Developmental Biologists (GfE) honors Herbert Jäckle, Emeritus Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, for his lifetime achievement with the Klaus Sander Prize. (in German)

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We mourn for Manfred Eigen

February 07, 2019

The Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and founder of our institute died on February 6, 2019 at the age of 91.


Multimedia & News

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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.

Beatboxing im MRT

Beatboxing in an MRI


The tongue in beatbox mode: Gaucho (Timo Schnepf) performs freestyle inside a real-time MRI scanner (50 images per second).

Upcoming Seminars

MPI Campus Seminar: From a different planet? Fascinating patterns in salt deserts

Jana Lasser
Mar 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

MPI Campus Seminar: Using Slice Imaging to study Heterogeneous Catalysis

Theo Kitsopoulos
Mar 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Mechanisms of RNA polymerase II transcription at Polycomb-repressed genes

Ana Pombo
May 16, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

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