Press Releases

New insights into protein factories in mitochondria
The mitochondrial power plants, called mitosomes, are essential for energy production. Researchers from our institute and the University Medical Center Göttingen have now provided a roadmap for how the human cell assembles them in a modular fashion.
Egg cell maintenance: Long-lived proteins may be essential
Female mammals, including humans, are born with all of their egg cells. Some egg cells therefore survive for several decades – and need to remain functional over this long time. Extremely long-lived proteins in the ovary seem to play an important role in this and may help maintain fertility for as long as possible.
Award-winning young researchers
Ida Marie Astad Jentoft and Panagiotis Poulis from our institute and Yuto Bekki from the MPI for Solar System Research receive the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding achievements in their dissertations. Jentoft is also honored with the Otto Hahn Award.


The INSIDE NAT 2/24 is here!
Read the latest issue of our institute magazine now.
Apprenticeship at the institute
Future-oriented training as a plant mechanic for sanitary, heating, and air conditioning technology (in German).
Molecular movements with nanometer precision
Researchers led by Stefan Hell have extended the MINSTED imaging microscopy to precise tracking of molecular movements.
Off into the wide world
The young kestrels left our nesting box at the end of June. Read our blog to find out what is next on the birds’ agenda.

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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 CAMPUS SEMINAR: "Structural Investigation of Amyloid-β (1-40) Fibrils Interacting with Anle138b" and "3D Morphology of Synapses in Action: Investigating Ultrastructure-Function Relationships in Mammalian Synapses"

Mookyoung Han & Benjamin Cooper
Jul 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Large Seminar Room, Fassberg Campus

MPI Nat Seminar Series: Cryosectioning-enabled super-resolution microscopy for studying nuclear architecture at the single protein level

Johannes Stein
Jul 31, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall
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