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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)
A new tower for the institute

A new tower for the institute

February 26, 2024
The new building will provide space for three departments and replace Tower 6, which is in need of refurbishment. Preparatory work is currently underway to set up the construction site. The actual construction phase should start in November 2024 and be completed by July 2027.


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.
The INSIDE NAT 1/24 is here!
Read the latest issue of our institute magazine now.
The toad’s tale
It is mating season in our biotope pond.

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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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