Press Releases

World record resolution in cryo-electron microscopy

October 21, 2020

Holger Stark and his team have broken a crucial resolution barrier in cryo-electron microscopy: They have visualized individual atoms in a protein with this technique for the first time.

Reinhard Lührmann receives an honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin

October 14, 2020

With this award, the university honors Reinhard Lührmann's pioneering work in the field of spliceosomes – the molecular "editing tables" of living cells. (in German)

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. 

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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


Jasmin K. Pape
Nov 4, 2020 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

MPI Campus Seminar: Structural Basis of Transcription by Cytoplasmic Large DNA Viruses

Hauke Hillen
Nov 4, 2020 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Online

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

Martin Beck
Nov 12, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

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