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Sidney Becker wants to kickstart evolution to understand how life evolved from pure chemistry
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Max Planck researchers reveal how potassium channels work in insects and discover new ways to target them [more]
Known and yet unexpected: many active substances influence the cholesterol homeostasis and thereby possibly a SARS-CoV-2 infection [more]
Ultrarapid cooling enables the observation of molecular patterns of life
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Dr. Peng Wu receives 90.000 Euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for his research on the degradation of mRNA [more]
MPI of Molecular Physiology supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)  [more]
The Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation awards 900.000 Euros of funding to Dr. Charles Loh for the development of novel glycosylation reactions to access pharmaceutically relevant carbohydrate derivatives [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers highlight the mechanism that enhances toxicity of pathogens in the human cell [more]
By modelling the kinetochore from scratch, Max Planck Institute’s researchers get a step closer to creating artificial chromosomes [more]
Stem cells work as a team and do not leave their fate to pure chance
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An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the MPI Dortmund created a  synthetic cell with life-like properties that revealed fundamental principles of morphogenesis and perception [more]
An interdisciplinary team of Max Planck Scientists has unraveled the enigmatic mechanism behind actin branching
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Research consortium around Prof. Andrea Musacchio receives DFG funding to investigate mechanisms that regulate organismal development and regeneration  [more]
Lukas Braun, IT specialist/system integration trainee, received the MPG 2021 Trainee Award in a small ceremony [more]
Dr. Elena Reckzeh is awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2020 of the Max Planck Society for her outstanding scientific achievements in the field of chemical biology [more]
Dortmund's Mayor Thomas Westphal has awarded the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Rolf Kinne, the former director of the MPI (1983 - 2005) [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers use electron cryo-tomography to reveal novel molecular details of skeletal sarcomeres [more]
For his lifetime achievements in peptide and protein chemistry Herbert Waldmann is awarded The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award [more]
Max Planck scientists from Dortmund find immunoregulatory substances with newly developed test system [more]
New product to be launched in March simplifies cryo electron tomography [more]
Dr. Dennis Quentin received the PhD Thesis Award of the Biochemistry Section of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
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The group of Aneta Koseska developed a new concept to describe how cells specialize during development [more]
One day, medical compounds could be introduced into cells with the help of bacterial toxins [more]
Max Planck researchers make weak point in pathogens visible [more]
Dr. Peng Wu receives research funding of approximately 120,000 euros for the development of innovative anti-corona therapeutics [more]
Andrea Musacchio receives the Leibniz Prize 2020 for his groundbreaking work on the control of cell division. [more]
Herbert Waldmann has been awarded the Richard Willstätter Prize for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemical biology [more]
The Max Planck Schools - an initiative of German universities and research organisations - start with a unique, innovative doctoral programme [more]
Experts from different fields together reveal the first structure of the peroxisomal docking complex [more]
The President of Germany visited COMAS at the MPI to learn more about drug research in Dortmund. [more]
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