The Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry and Experimental Medicine have merged as of January 1, 2022. The new Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences will cover a much broader spectrum of research, thus promoting disciplinary diversity and collaboration. With a total of 16 departments and more than 25 research groups, the new MPI will be the largest institute in the Max Planck Society.
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The Max Planck Society is funding the International Max Planck Research School for Genome Science for another six years. The PhD program combines experimental and computational methods to train young scientists in the field of genome research (in German). more

Already during his time as Vice President of the Max Planck Society, the scientist encouraged international cooperation with China on the topic of science. For this achievement and his work in the field of developmental biology, he is awarded the highest academic honor the country grants in science and technology. (in German) more

For the entrepreneurial implementation of research results in the field of high-resolution light microscopy, abberior Instruments GmbH, Max Planck Innovation and our institute receive the Technologieftransferpreis  from the German Physical Society. (in German) more

Degradation and reconstruction of myelin sheaths characterize brain diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine found out: Not only the myelin-forming cells themselves, but also nerve cells make an important contribution to the regeneration of myelin sheaths. more

Neurobiologists have long wondered how fatigue-free signal transmission is made possible. Researchers have now discovered an important regulatory mechanism that enables synapses of nerve cells to function reliably even over longer periods of time and during high-frequency activity. (in German) more

During protein synthesis, both tRNAs and messenger RNA move rapidly through the ribosome. This movement is GTPase-powered by elongation factor G. Scientists at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry have visualized the steps of ongoing translocation, revealing how a small local event drives large-scale movement in a huge RNA-protein complex. more

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