Scientific Service & Facilities

At our institute, we use a wide range of state-of-the-art methods. Many of these technologies, be it electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, fluorescence light microscopy, or crystallization, require profound experience and expertise. Our researchers therefore receive active support for their projects from our scientific facilities which are headed by highly qualified colleagues. 

Scientific Facilities

The Proteomics Facility, a part of the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Group, offers a variety of routine proteomics analyses. more
The Crystallization Facility provides services and infrastructure for the crystallization of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes including screening service, in situ diffraction tests, and organization of remote synchrotron time. more
Animal Facility & Animal Welfare
The Animal Facility keeps mice, rats, rabbits, frogs, starfish, planarians, and alpacas for scientific research projects. The transgenic laboratory offers techniques for assisted reproduction and for generation of transgenic mouse lines. more
S2 Facility
The S2 Facility is a cell culture lab for work with genetically modified cell lines that require biological safety level 2 (e.g. lentiviral transfection systems). more
Synthetic Chemistry
The Facility for Synthetic Chemistry synthesizes and analyzes organic compounds required for various research projects. more
Light Microscopy
The Light Microscopy Facility supports colleagues and external collaborators during experimental design, image acquisition and analysis phases. more
Technology platform for proteomic phenotyping of mouse models of neuropsychiatric relevance. Design and synthesis of functionalized peptides for the characterization of synaptic protein complexes. more
The Bioreactor Facility provides an upscale of your established processes under optimal and controlled growth conditions and a harvesting pipeline. more
HeLa Bioreactor
The HeLa Bioreactor Facility specializes in the high yield, high density growth of HeLa cells in medium to large scales, and the preparation of HeLa cell extracts for biochemistry and proteomics. more
Cryo-Electron Microscopy
The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility provides access to infrastructure for single-particle cryo-EM sample screening and data acquisition. more
Scanning Electron Microscopy
The Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility harbors an ultra-high resolution field emission in-lens scanning electron microscope and the complementary equipment required for sample preparation. more
Electron Microscopy City Campus
The Electron Microscopy City-Campus works in the field of biological ultrastructure research in cooperation with scientists at the institute and the Göttingen Campus. more
Electron Microscopy Fassberg Campus
The Transmission Electron Microscopy Facility offers a platform for all researchers at the institute to discuss, plan, and perform transmission electron microscopic experiments. more
NGS Sequencing
The next generation sequencing (NGS) facility offers Illumina sequencing on a NextSeq 550. Additionally, we have an Agilent Fragment Analyzer for quality control of the libraries. more
Precision Optics Workshop
We manufacture and fit optical components for scientific devices according to drawings or sketches. Among other things, we also adapt commercially available systems. more

Scientific Service

EU Liaison Office
The EU Liaison Office offers its assistance to scientists of the Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen  in regard to all questions related to EU funding. more
Office for Research Support
The Office for Research Support provides regular information of staff members about research funding and current calls, advice, and support when applying and organizes seminars addressing funding. more
Career Service for Junior Researchers
The GAUSS Career Service is a service for all junior researchers at our institute and in the life and natural sciences at the Göttingen Campus. Apart from offers for career support and advice, it aims at facilitating the networking within the postdoc community. more
Publication and Information Service
Merged from the former Otto Hahn Library and the Karl Thomas Library, the 2023 Publication and Information Service offers a wide range of services for the Max Planck Campus. more
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