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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.

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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: Synergistic insulation of regulatory domains by developmental genes and clusters of CTCF sites

Álvaro Rada-Iglesias
Mar 7, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Ludwig Prandtl Hall

MPI-NAT Seminar: Deciphering the cnidarian antiviral immune system sheds light on the early evolution of animal immunity

Yehu Moran
Mar 7, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: Fassberg Campus, Tower 5, 1st Floor, Seminarroom
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