Multiple sclerosis: Ultrastructural changes in brain tissue promote inflammatory processes
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. A German-Dutch research team now showed that the ultrastructure of the normal-appearing white matter in MS patients is already altered before the first foci of inflammation appear.

Why we cannot yet do without animal testing
Statement of the Alliance of Science Organizations on the current political debate on the European Citizens’ Initiative “Save cruelty-free cosmetics - Commit to a Europe without animal testing”. (In German)

A look into the heart of cellular waste disposal
Researchers have, for the first time, recreated in the lab the complex nanomachine that starts the garbage disposal system in living cells – and it works quite differently from other cellular machines. Instead of a molecular “on” and “off” switch, the machinery is set in motion and stopped by means of “protein origami”.

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

Scientific Seminar: Unique Dynamics of Inhibitory Synaptic Vesicles for Fast and Efficient Synaptic Transmission

Hyokeun Park
Jun 1, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut für Multidisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften (MPI-NAT, City-Campus), Room: Lecture Hall

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)
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