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Emeritus Director Benjamin Kaupp conducts research at the institute
The former Managing Director of the research center caesar (since 2022 MPI for the Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar) will continue his research in Göttingen on how living cells process signals. With his group, he wants to understand how cells perceive stimuli and respond physiologically. (in German)

Discovery in Parkinson’s research: Lipids influence the formation of protein clumps
In Parkinson’s patients, alpha-synuclein proteins clump together to form fibrils, which presumably damage nerve cells. A research team has now shown how lipids bind to these fibrils and influence their arrangement. They also demonstrated how the drug candidate anle138b attaches to the lipidic fibrils. The findings could open up new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Ernst Hellmut Vits Prize awarded to Stefan Kaufmann
The Münster University Society honors the Max Planck scientist for his research achievements in the field of infection biology. The award is endowed with 20,000 euros and was ceremoniously awarded on November 8. (in German)

News & Multimedia

We are creating a biotope
Landscaper Ulrich Küneke explains the idea behind the BioDiversum and presents three of the measures: a renaturalized central area, the flowering meadows, and the pond.

Corona research at the institute
Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

Understanding the world with basic research
The MPI-NAT links basic research in the natural sciences with medical research to address the most urgent scientific questions of the 21st century. (in German)

Upcoming Seminars

Scientific Seminar: A two-pool mechanism of vesicle release in medial habenula terminals underlies GABAB receptor-mediated potentiation

Ryuichi Shigemoto
Dec 8, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, City-Campus), Room: City Campus Lecture Hall

Manfred Eigen Award Lecture: Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life

Frances H. Arnold
Dec 12, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Manfred Eigen Hall

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