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Enzymes in dementia: EU awards around 2.5 Million euros for german research project
Markus Zweckstetter, research group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Göttingen and at our institute, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. He will use the approximately 2.5 million euros to research the biomolecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease. (Press release by the DZNE)
Light into the darkness of photosynthesis
Plant photosynthesis is essential for life on Earth. Researchers from Göttingen and Hannover now succeeded in visualizing the copying machine of chloroplasts, the RNA polymerase PEP, in high-resolution 3D for the first time. The snapshot provides new insights into the function and evolution of this cellular machine, which is essential for photosynthesis.
A new building block for understanding Alzheimer's 
Lipids play an important role in the development of Alzheimer's dementia. However, more details about this process were previously unknown. Scientists from Göttingen, Jülich, and Düsseldorf have now determined the atomic structures of lipid-fibril complexes for the first time. (in German)


Max Planck Foundation Research Group – Apply now!
The Max Planck Society is looking for research group leaders in the area of carbon capture technologies.
Molecular movements with nanometer precision
Researchers led by Stefan Hell have extended the MINSTED imaging microscopy to precise tracking of molecular movements.
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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.
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)

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Upcoming Seminars

MPI-NAT Seminar: High-resolution structures of the human CDK-activating kinase bound to inhibitors: Harnessing the power of cryo-EM for discovery of cancer therapeutics

Basil Greber
Apr 18, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

MPI-NAT Seminar: The search for cell-intrinsic mechanisms of developmental tempo

Teresa Rayon
Apr 18, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Large seminar room, Fassberg campus
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