Press Releases

List is filtered with:

reset filter
Leibniz Prize 2019 for Melina Schuh

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. Today, she is awarded Germany’s most prestigious research prize for her achievements. (in German) more

Herbert Jäckle receives Klaus Sander Prize

The German Society of Developmental Biologists (GfE) honors Herbert Jäckle, Emeritus Director at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, for his lifetime achievement with the Klaus Sander Prize. The award endowed with 10000 euros, will be presented to the biologist during the GfE annual meeting in Vienna (Austria) on February 19, 2019. (in German) more

Göttingen Nobel Laureate Manfred Eigen has died

He was one of the most versatile German researchers and a popular representative of science. Manfred Eigen, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and founder of the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, died on February 6, 2019, at the age of 91. more

<a href="internallink:16707740"><strong><em>Capriccios and episodes </em></strong><strong>– Pictures, drawings, and collages by Klaus-Jürgen (KaJott) Fischer </strong></a>

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. (in German) more

<p><strong>No energy flux through the chemical bond! </strong></p>

When adsorbed at a salt crystal surface, the vibrations of excited carbon monoxide (CO) molecules are damped within milliseconds. This is due to electromagnetic interaction of the CO dipole with the salt crystal. In contrast, energy loss via the chemical bond is less important. more

Leibniz Prize 2019 for Melina Schuh

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. She now receives Germany’s most prestigious research prize for her achievements. (in German) more

Sleep as an anti-aging program

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 scientists at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have now shown: The nematode C.elegans falls asleep when it is starving and thereby slows down the ageing of its cells. This direct link between sleep and ageing processes might also exist in humans. more

To Alfred Pohl's 90<sup>th</sup> birthday –<em><em><em><em><em><br /><em>The Light and Colors of South America</em></em></em></em></em></em>

The exhibition Alfred Pohl - The Light and Colors of South America will be opened on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4 pm at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry. The art historian Rudolf Krüger will give an introduction to Alfred Pohl's work. Hans-Henning Vater (violin) and Christian Horn (bandoneon) will frame the opening with Tango Argentino. The Pohl exhibition is open from October 27 to November 21, admission is free of charge. (in German) more

Animal Welfare Prize for Max Planck researchers

The prize winners have developed an alternative to the most widely used antibodies, which can drastically reduce the number of animals in antibody production more

School, stage, and pub: <em>Max-Planck-Tag</em> in Göttingen

More than 40 researchers in the schools, a moving Max Planck on stage, and a fun pub evening combining science with humor and live music – last Friday's Max-Planck-Tag offered a full and varied program from early in the morning until late in the evening. more

Max Planck Day

Max Planck Day

August 29, 2018

On Friday, September 14, we celebrate Max Planck Day. In a wide variety of public events, Max Planck scientists throughout Germany show which open questions are the driving force behind their research. In Göttingen, the program runs through the entire day. more

<p>Nikon Young Scientist Award for Agata Zielinska</p>

Agata Zielinska, scientist at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, has been awarded the Nikon Young Scientist Award of the German Society for Cell Biology. The society recognizes Zielinska's outstanding achievements in research into the maturation of mammalian eggs. (in German) more

Go to Editor View