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.
In this year's competition for funding by the European Research Council scientists at the institute were successful: Stefan Jakobs and Theofanis Kitsopoulos each will receive an ERC Advanced Grant. (in German)
At certain sites on the messenger RNA, ribosomes stumble and start sliding before they land and resume their accurate work. Researchers at the institute have now unraveled what trips and shoves the ribosome.
The active compound anle138b can slow down Parkinson's disease in mice and prevent the death of nerve cells. It affects directly the alpha-synuclein protein. New findings pave the way for future treatment options in humans. (in German)
Good science communication will now be rewarded at the Campus Seminar. Once a year, the new Campus Seminar Award is given to one PhD student and one postdoc. The prize is endowed with 2,000 euros. Participate now and get your starting place!
The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, the GWDG, and our institute form the Max Planck Campus Göttingen. Here, employees and guests find various offers such as child care, a canteen, and a library.