Press Releases

Discovery in Parkinson’s research: Lipids influence the formation of protein clumps
In Parkinson’s patients, alpha-synuclein proteins clump together to form fibrils, which presumably damage nerve cells. A research team has now shown how lipids bind to these fibrils and influence their arrangement. They also demonstrated how the drug candidate anle138b attaches to the lipidic fibrils. The findings could open up new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Ernst Hellmut Vits Prize awarded to Stefan Kaufmann
The Münster University Society honors the Max Planck scientist for his research achievements in the field of infection biology. The award is endowed with 20,000 euros and was ceremoniously awarded on November 8. (in German)

Dirk Görlich receives WLA Prize 2022
The World Laureates Association (WLA) honors our director for his discoveries in the field of cellular logistics. The prize is worth 10 million Chinese yuan (about 1.4 million euros). 

News & Multimedia

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.

Corona research at the institute
Several groups have launched projects to help manage the corona pandemic.

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)

Upcoming Seminars

MPI CAMPUS SEMINAR: Double Feature: "Regulatory mechanisms in RNA Polymerase II transcription initiation" and "Selective Spin Recoupling for Solid State NMR"

Srinivasan Rengachari and Evgeny Nimerovsky
Nov 30, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:10 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, Faßberg-Campus), Room: large seminar room

Scientific Seminar: A two-pool mechanism of vesicle release in medial habenula terminals underlies GABAB receptor-mediated potentiation

Ryuichi Shigemoto
Dec 8, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, City-Campus), Room: City Campus Lecture Hall

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