Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

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. more

Press Releases

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ERC Advanced Grant for Stefan Jakobs and Theofanis Kitsopoulos

June 20, 2019

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)

<p>Wie das Ribosom zu rutschen beginnt statt weiterzugehen</p>

How the ribosome starts sliding instead of walking

June 06, 2019

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.

Tod von Nervenzellen in Mausmodell für Parkinson gestoppt

Death of nerve cells stopped in mouse model for Parkinson's disease

June 05, 2019

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)


Multimedia & News

Campus Seminar: Wer vermittelt seine Forschung am besten?

Campus Seminar: Who is the best science communicator?

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!

<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: Size changes of synaptic vesicles associated with neurotransmitter loading

Julia Preobraschenski
Jun 26, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

MPI Campus Seminar: Bayes meets MassSpec: absolute quantification of protease digestion products

Sarah Henze
Jun 26, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Großer Seminarraum/Large seminar room

Fassberg Seminar: Bayesian modeling of biomolecular structures

Dr. Michael Habeck
Jul 1, 2019 11:00 - 12:00
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie (MPIBPC), Room: Ernst Abbe Seminar Room

At a Glance

Neu am Institut? Herzlich willkommen!

New at the Institute? Welcome!

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Max Planck Campus

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.


Social Media & Career


Promotion of Young Scientists

Are you interested in working or doing research at our institute? On our career page, you find helpful information about Master and PhD programs, fellowships, and mentoring opportunities.


Job Offers


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June 11, 2019
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