Press Releases of the MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences

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Alec Wodtke wins 2022 Ertl Lecture Prize

With this award, the prize committee honors the Max Planck director’s research contributions to a better understanding of the dynamic interactions between molecules and surfaces. more

Hauke Hillen receives 2022 Research Award from the <em>Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation</em>

With this award, the foundation recognizes the outstanding work of the research group leader. He investigates the mechanisms and therapeutic potential of the molecular “copying machines” of viruses and mitochondria. (in German) more

New early warning system to predict care needs in COVID-19 patients

A team led by our guest group leader, David Gómez-Valera, has developed an algorithm that predicts which hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at highest risk of death and require intensive care. (in German) more

Possible biomarker for Parkinson’s discovered using new MRI method

Max Planck researcher Stefan Glöggler has developed a new method that promises an earlier detection of Parkinson’s. With the help of this technique, the scientist and his Göttingen colleagues discovered that certain metabolic products indicate the disease at an early stage. more

New method makes spatial organization of DNA visible at high resolution

With the new method developed by Marieke Oudelaar and her team, the regulation of DNA and its activity can be studied in more detail than was previously possible. Ultimately, this can contribute to a better understanding of the genetic underpinnings of human diseases. more

ERC Advanced Grants for Hannelore Ehrenreich and Claus Ropers

The European Research Council (ERC) funds the two researchers from our institute with around 2.5 million euros each. 1,735 scientists applied for the ERC Advanced Grants, 253 of them succeeded in the competition for the best research projects. more

Why some nerve cells have more to say

Some nerve cells are more ‘eloquent’ than others; they can send out more than one type of messenger. Researchers at our institute have now shown which mechanism makes them ‘multilingual’. more

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