<strong>EU funding for novel mathematical approaches in biophysical research</strong>

Aljaz Godec. leader of the Mathematical bioPhysics research group, receives a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The competition for the funding is fierce: The ERC selected only 371 of 2,222 applications in this round. more

Max Planck goes to school once again in 2023

For the fourth time, scientists from the four Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen will visit secondary schools in the city on January 26. There, they report on their daily work and provide unique insights into current research topics. (in German) more

Werner-von-Siemens-Ring 2022 for Stefan Hell

Stefan Hell is awarded the prize together with BioNTech scientists Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Christoph Huber, and Katalin Karikó. The physicist succeeded in observing living cells at the molecular level using the novel super-resolution microscopy, the foundation said about its decision to honor Hell. (in German) more

Aljaz Godec chosen as Henriette Herz Scout

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected the research group leader to recruit outstanding international junior researchers as fellows. (in German) more

Emeritus Director U. Benjamin Kaupp conducts research at the institute

The former Managing Director of the caesar Research Center (since 2022 MPI for the Neurobiology of Behavior - caesar) will continue to research on how living cells process signals in Göttingen with an emeritus group. His team wants to understand how cells perceive stimuli and respond physiologically. (in German) more

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. more

Ernst-Hellmut-Vits-Preis 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) more

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