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New isomers uncover great potential for fluorescent dyes

June 26, 2020

Gražvydas Lukinavičius and his team have succeeded to improve fluorescent dyes in a way that they are compatible with living cells. By combining these new dyes with 3D STED microscopy, the research group visualized tiny structures of the cytoskeleton with a diameter of only 23 nanometers. 

Otto Hahn Medals and Otto Hahn Award go to Max Planck junior researchers

June 17, 2020

Karl Bertram and Chun So of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry and Fabian Jan Schwarzendahl at the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization were awarded the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal. Chun So also receives the Otto Hahn Award. (in German)

Stefan Kaufmann becomes Emeritus Director at the institute 

May 25, 2020

The infection biologist has advanced the development of a new vaccine against tuberculosis which could also serve as an interim solution for Covid-19. He will continue his research in Göttingen.

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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

Towards a Chemically Accurate Description of Reactions of Molecules with Transition Metal Surfaces

Prof. Geert-Jan Kroes
Aug 14, 2020 00:00 - 01:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Zoom:

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: Functions and Consequences of Epigenetic DNA Modifications

Skirmantas Kriaucionis
Oct 14, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

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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