How molecular motors start the spliceosome
Researchers have now elucidated the steps by which the spliceosome is activated. They showed that two molecular motors switch on the cellular nanomachine.

Poorly insulated nerve cells promote Alzheimer’s disease in old age
Alzheimer’s is considered the world’s most common neurodegenerative disease. Researchers have now shown that age-related damage to the insulating layer around nerve cells, called myelin, actively promotes Alzheimer’s-related changes in the brain.

Shaw Prize for Patrick Cramer
Patrick Cramer shares the high honor in the life sciences with Eva Nogales from the University of California at Berkeley. Both have contributed significantly to the structural biological elucidation of gene transcription, one of the fundamental processes of life. 

From the institute

75 Years Max Planck Society
The research institution marks its 75-year milestone anniversary with a festive ceremony on february 26 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

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

Beginners course python based image analysis using skimage and napari, Day 1

Multiple speakers
Jun 6, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Online (10-12), Seminar room 006a, T2-SOG (14-16)

Scientific Seminar: When the images are talking to us. Application of imaging mass spectrometry in clinical translational research.

Oliver Klein
Jun 6, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, City-Campus), Room: Hörsaal
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