We mourn for Manfred Eigen

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

In honor of Manfred Eigen the institute organizes a public symposium on Saturday, February 23, to which we cordially invite. more

Press Releases

<p>Kein Energiefluss durch die chemische Bindung! </p>

No energy flux through the chemical bond! 

January 18, 2019

When adsorbed at a salt crystal surface, the vibrations of excited CO molecules are damped within milliseconds due to electromagnetic interaction of the CO dipole with the crystal. (Research News)

<p>Leibniz-Preis 2019 für Melina Schuh</p>
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Melina Schuh receives Leibniz Prize 2019

December 06, 2018

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. (in German)

<p align="left">Schlaf als Anti-Aging-Programm</p>

Sleep as an anti-aging program

November 08, 2018

Those who sleep enough live healthier lives – but can sleep also prevent us from aging? This is at least the case with threadworms, as Max Planck scientists have now shown: The nematode C.elegans falls asleep when it is starving and thereby slows down the ageing of its cells. (in German)


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<p><strong><em>Capriccios und Episoden</em></strong><strong>– Bilder, Zeichnungen und Collagen von Klaus-Jürgen (KaJott) Fischer </strong></p>

Capriccios and episodes – Pictures, drawings, and collages by Klaus-Jürgen (KaJott) Fischer 

February 07, 2019

The exhibition with works by KaJott Fischer will be opened on Saturday, February 9, at 4 pm in the institute's foyer. The cultural journalist Tina Fibiger introduces the work of the former art teacher and watchful time chronicler. The "Kunst am Fassberg" exhibition runs until March 6.

<p>Neue Antikörper für den Tierschutz</p>

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

MPI Campus Seminar: Ride-sharing on a Network

Nora Molkenthin
Feb 20, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig-Prandtl-Hall

MPI Campus Seminar: Dynamic Water/Fat Separation and Magnetic Field Inhomogeneity Mapping in the Regime of Real-Time MRI

Zhengguo Tan
Feb 20, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ludwig-Prandtl-Hall

Symposium in memoriam Manfred Eigen

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, Prof. Dr. Herbert Jäckle, Prof. Dr. Peter Schuster, Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher
Feb 23, 2019 13:00 - 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Manfred-Eigen-Saal

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