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ERC Advanced Grant for Patrick Cramer    

March 31, 2020

The biochemist was successful in the competition for the 2 million Euro funding for the third time. He will use the grant to investigate how cells use the information stored in their genes.

Take social distancing seriously!

"It is urgently necessary to implement even more strictly the social distancing measures demanded by experts and designated by the federal and state governments!"

Command and control in the fatty acid synthase

March 10, 2020

A first protein that regulates the work of fatty acid synthase opens up new possibilities in medicine for developing active substances, particularly against tuberculosis. For biotechnology, it offers opportunities for tailor-made fatty acid synthases. 

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Corona pandemic: institute in minimal operation; research on Covid-19 diagnostics

March 24, 2020

After the infection of a staff member, the institute reduced its operation to the absolute minimum. Excepted are those labs that currently support the corona test lab of the University Medical Center Göttingen to expand the test capacities there.

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

Fassberg Seminar: CANCELLED: Facultative fluctuation in protein structure as a means of understanding dynamic features of cell morphology

Steven McKnight
Apr 21, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Large Seminar Room

Fassberg Seminar - Special Date: CANCELED: Biomolecular condensates and their implications for physiology and disease

Anthony Hyman
Apr 23, 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Lecture Hall

Manfred Eigen Award Lecture: tba

Prof. Dr. Thomas R. Chech
Apr 30, 2020 14:00 - 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall

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