MPI scientists reveal how phosphate escapes from actin filaments – a key signal that primes older filaments for disassembly
September 27, 2023 [more]
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann will be honoured with the Otto Hahn Award 2023 for his innovative drug research at the interface of chemistry and biology.
September 21, 2023 [more]
Research of new Max Planck Research Group Leader has potential to uncover new clinically relevant targets
April 26, 2023
Max Planck Scientists from Dortmund show how the signaling molecules BMP and FGF act as antagonists during embryonic development and thus guide cell differentiation
September 18, 2023
Max Planck Researcher from Dortmund receives €1.5 million to develop innovative molecular glues with therapeutic potential
November 22, 2022 [more]
Max Planck researchers identify mechanisms of key players in the maturation process of ribosomes with chemical biology tool kit
August 11, 2023 [more]
Max Planck researchers from Dortmund reveal the tiniest details of actin filaments
October 26, 2022 [more]
For his exceptional scientific achievments in the field of muscle research, the Max Planck Society has awarded Zhexin "Eric" Wang the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal 2022
June 22, 2023 [more]
Max Planck PhD Student from Dortmund is one of six brilliant young scientists awarded
September 30, 2022 [more]
We congratulate the best biology A-level students of NRW on receiving the Karl-von-Frisch Prize 
June 15, 2023 [more]
Cryo-EM and protein NMR 3D snapshots reveal sophisticated mechanism of action of a bacterial Tc toxin
August 03, 2022 [more]
Teams from MPI Institutes in Dresden, Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main and Göttingen have joined forces to gain the first evidence of a protein complex responsible for the transport of messenger RNA in neurons
June 1, 2023 [more]
Internationally recognized leaders in the biomedical sciences honored by Vallee Foundation
July 29, 2022 [more]
A team of RNA scientists, chemists and cancer biologists from Florida, Dortmund and Münster have found new possibilities for targeting cancer genes’ RNA with nature-inspired compounds
May 24, 2023 [more]
Karl von Frisch Award ceremony for best biology high school graduates at the MPI Dortmund
June 22, 2022 [more]
Max Planck researchers from Dortmund programmed a tool that accurately recognises and picks proteins in electron cryo-tomography, substituting troublesome hand selection
May 15, 2023 [more]
The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology has awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann the „Nauta Pharmacochemistry Award in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology“ 
May 16, 2022 [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers provide a first 3D snapshot of the CCAN protein complex and raise fundamental questions towards the creation of artificial chromosomes
May 13, 2022 [more]
Stefan Raunser has been elected to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts
May 12, 2022 [more]
Dr. Peter ‘t Hart receives 90.000 Euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for his research on cyclized peptides
May 04, 2022 [more]
Max Planck researchers in Dortmund uncover what constitutes the "crown” of the kinetochore
April 08, 2022 [more]
Dortmund research initiative proves benefit of vaccination after recovery from COVID-19
March 16, 2022
German-Argentinian Max Planck Partner groups reveal molecular morse code in stem cells encrypting differentiation information
February 24, 2022
Max Planck Institute’s researchers visualise the structure of the muscle protein nebulin using electron cryo-tomography
February 17, 2022 [more]
New insights into the bacterial type VI secretion system could one day help to develop antibacterial and antifungal applications
February 09, 2022
Research team creates molecular basis for a better understanding of the regulation of cellular degradation processes
February 03, 2022 [more]
Morphological fingerprinting could help identify side effects and new bioactive compounds in drug discovery
January 26, 2022
Sidney Becker wants to kickstart evolution to understand how life evolved from pure chemistry
January 05, 2022 [more]
Max Planck researchers reveal how potassium channels work in insects and discover new ways to target them
December 10, 2021 [more]
The Max Planck Schools - an initiative of German universities and research organisations - start with a unique, innovative doctoral programme [more]
Ultrarapid cooling enables the observation of molecular patterns of life
December 13, 2021
MPI of Molecular Physiology supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) 
December 21, 2021 [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers highlight the mechanism that enhances toxicity of pathogens in the human cell
November 16, 2021 [more]
Stem cells work as a team and do not leave their fate to pure chance
November 08, 2021 [more]
An interdisciplinary team of Max Planck Scientists has unraveled the enigmatic mechanism behind actin branching
September 17, 2021 [more]
Lukas Braun, IT specialist/system integration trainee, received the MPG 2021 Trainee Award in a small ceremony
September 06, 2021 [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)
August 25, 2021 [more]
Known and yet unexpected: many active substances influence the cholesterol homeostasis and thereby possibly a SARS-CoV-2 infection
July 22, 2021 [more]
Dr. Peng Wu receives 90.000 Euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for his research on the degradation of mRNA
July 15, 2021 [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
July 01, 2021 [more]
By modelling the kinetochore from scratch, Max Planck Institute’s researchers get a step closer to creating artificial chromosomes
June 30, 2021 [more]
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
June 24, 2021 [more]
Research consortium around Prof. Andrea Musacchio receives DFG funding to investigate mechanisms that regulate organismal development and regeneration 
May 25, 2021 [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
April 28, 2021 [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers use electron cryo-tomography to reveal novel molecular details of skeletal sarcomeres
March 24, 2021 [more]
Max Planck scientists from Dortmund find immunoregulatory substances with newly developed test system
March 17, 2021 [more]
New product to be launched in March simplifies cryo electron tomography
March 10, 2021 [more]
The group of Aneta Koseska developed a new concept to describe how cells specialize during development
February 16, 2021 [more]
Dr. Peng Wu receives research funding of approximately 120,000 euros for the development of innovative anti-corona therapeutics
February 10, 2021 [more]
Herbert Waldmann has been awarded the Richard Willstätter Prize for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemical biology
January 28, 2021 [more]
Experts from different fields together reveal the first structure of the peroxisomal docking complex
December 17, 2020 [more]
Malte Gersch's team is looking for new ways to develop innovative therapeutic approaches.
December 14, 2020 [more]
Optogenetic investigations by the Dehmelt group reveal mechanism for regulation of cell contraction dynamics
December 02, 2020 [more]
Prof. Andrea Musacchio is part of an european research consortium awarded the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant to reconstitute cell division in vitro and in silico
November 05, 2020 [more]
Award for medically relevant cutting-edge research for new possibilities in cancer medicine with minimal side effects
September 25, 2020 [more]
Joining the stem cell network opens up a variety of opportunities for transdisciplinary exchange in biomedical research for scientists at the MPI Dortmund
September 08, 2020 [more]
Christos Gatsogiannis becomes professor for electron tomography of nanostructured systems
September 01, 2020 [more]
Dortmund Training Network again trains ten technical assistants
August 26, 2020 [more]
Aneta Koseska was taken up in the Lise Meitner Excellence Program of the Max Planck Society (MPS)
June 23, 2020 [more]
Herbert Waldmann was awarded for his outstanding achievements in the entire field of chemistry
June 18, 2020 [more]
For his lifetime achievements in peptide and protein chemistry Herbert Waldmann is awarded The Josef Rudinger Memorial Lecture Award
May 20, 2020 [more]
GTSE1 regulates microtubules and thus prevents errors in the distribution of chromosomes
February 26, 2020 [more]
One day, medical compounds could be introduced into cells with the help of bacterial toxins
December 13, 2019 [more]
Andrea Musacchio receives the Leibniz Prize 2020 for his groundbreaking work on the control of cell division.
December 05, 2019 [more]
The President of Germany visited COMAS at the MPI to learn more about drug research in Dortmund.
November 29, 2019 [more]
Prestigious ERC Synergy Grant to Stefan Raunser and partners to study the nanostructure of muscles 
October 21, 2019 [more]
Dr. Dennis Quentin received the PhD Thesis Award of the Biochemistry Section of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
November 05, 2019 [more]
Max Planck researchers make weak point in pathogens visible
October 04, 2019 [more]
PhD Students from the TU Dortmund, the Chemical Genomics Centre and the Max Planck Institute Dortmund have initiated the first European International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Students’ Chapter.
September 11, 2019 [more]
The team of Christian Schröter receives research funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to study the time component of life cycles using stem cells.
August 30, 2019 [more]
As a partner in a research consortium the group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser receives considerable BMBF funding.
July 31, 2019 [more]
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann was awarded the Paul Ehrlich Prize of the French Society for Therapeutic Chemistry (SCT) for his outstanding work in the field of medicinal chemistry.
July 16, 2019 [more]
The best young biology graduates from North Rhine-Westphalia habe been awarded the Karl von Frisch prize at the MPI by the VBIO at June 26th 2019.
June 27, 2019 [more]
The equal opportunity officer of the MPI, Beate Schölermann, together with MinervaFemmeNet organised a networking event for young female scientists.
May 20, 2019
Dr. Dennis Quentin was awarded the Evonik Industries AG thesis prize. Dr. Michael Grange received the EMBO long-term fellowhsip.
February 20, 2019 [more]
The Max Planck Society in collaboration with AstraZeneca, Merck and Pfizer starts the third funding period of the Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC)
November 08, 2018 [more]
Adrian Krzyzanowski was awarded the Hoechst Stipend of the Aventis Foundation in recognition of his excellent academic performance.
November 05, 2018 [more]
Researchers decode the toxin complex of the plague bacterium and other germs.
October 31, 2018 [more]
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann was awarded in recognition of his masterful contributions to the field of the synthesis and function of optically active compounds. This prize, which is valued at 500 000 Yen, is awarded annually since 1995 by the Japan Research Foundation for Optically Active Compounds in Tokio.
October 25, 2018 [more]
Dr. Christos Gatsogiannis was awarded at this year's "Biomedicine Summit" for his outstanding work on bacterial toxins.
October 23, 2018 [more]
The discovery of new NP-inspired drugs however is slow and complex. The group of Herbert Waldmann has found a way to bypass these limitations by developing substances with new molecular framework
October 03, 2018 [more]
Nature identified the strongest national partnership with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology demonstrated by numerous successful projects.
September 21, 2018 [more]
The groups of Prof. Dr. Yaowen Wu and Dr. Leif Dehmelt developed a new optogenetic method for multi-directional control of cellular processes.
September 21, 2018 [more]