Cryo-EM and protein NMR 3D snapshots reveal sophisticated mechanism of action of a bacterial Tc toxin
Internationally recognized leaders in the biomedical sciences honored by Vallee Foundation [more]
Karl von Frisch Award ceremony for best biology high school graduates at the MPI Dortmund [more]
Known and yet unexpected: many active substances influence the cholesterol homeostasis and thereby possibly a SARS-CoV-2 infection [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“  [more]
Dr. Peng Wu receives 90.000 Euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for his research on the degradation of mRNA [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 [more]
Stefan Raunser has been elected to the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts [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 researchers in Dortmund uncover what constitutes the "crown” of the kinetochore [more]
By modelling the kinetochore from scratch, Max Planck Institute’s researchers get a step closer to creating artificial chromosomes [more]
Dr. Peter ‘t Hart receives 90.000 Euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for his research on cyclized peptides [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 [more]
Dortmund research initiative proves benefit of vaccination after recovery from COVID-19
Research consortium around Prof. Andrea Musacchio receives DFG funding to investigate mechanisms that regulate organismal development and regeneration  [more]
German-Argentinian Max Planck Partner groups reveal molecular morse code in stem cells encrypting differentiation information
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]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers visualise the structure of the muscle protein nebulin using electron cryo-tomography [more]
New insights into the bacterial type VI secretion system could one day help to develop antibacterial and antifungal applications
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]
Research team creates molecular basis for a better understanding of the regulation of cellular degradation processes [more]
Max Planck scientists from Dortmund find immunoregulatory substances with newly developed test system [more]
Morphological fingerprinting could help identify side effects and new bioactive compounds in drug discovery
Sidney Becker wants to kickstart evolution to understand how life evolved from pure chemistry
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)
Max Planck researchers reveal how potassium channels work in insects and discover new ways to target them [more]
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]
Ultrarapid cooling enables the observation of molecular patterns of life
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]
MPI of Molecular Physiology supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)  [more]
Andrea Musacchio receives the Leibniz Prize 2020 for his groundbreaking work on the control of cell division. [more]
Max Planck Institute’s researchers highlight the mechanism that enhances toxicity of pathogens in the human cell [more]
Herbert Waldmann has been awarded the Richard Willstätter Prize for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemical biology [more]
Stem cells work as a team and do not leave their fate to pure chance
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]
An interdisciplinary team of Max Planck Scientists has unraveled the enigmatic mechanism behind actin branching
Lukas Braun, IT specialist/system integration trainee, received the MPG 2021 Trainee Award in a small ceremony [more]
Malte Gersch's team is looking for new ways to develop innovative therapeutic approaches. [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. [more]
Prestigious ERC Synergy Grant to Stefan Raunser and partners to study the nanostructure of muscles  [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]
Optogenetic investigations by the Dehmelt group reveal mechanism for regulation of cell contraction dynamics [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 [more]
The team of Christian Schröter receives research funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to study the time component of life cycles using stem cells. [more]
Award for medically relevant cutting-edge research for new possibilities in cancer medicine with minimal side effects [more]
As a partner in a research consortium the group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser receives considerable BMBF funding. [more]
Joining the stem cell network opens up a variety of opportunities for transdisciplinary exchange in biomedical research for scientists at the MPI Dortmund [more]
Christos Gatsogiannis becomes professor for electron tomography of nanostructured systems [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. [more]
Dortmund Training Network again trains ten technical assistants [more]
Aneta Koseska was taken up in the Lise Meitner Excellence Program of the Max Planck Society (MPS) [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. [more]
Herbert Waldmann was awarded for his outstanding achievements in the entire field of chemistry [more]
The equal opportunity officer of the MPI, Beate Schölermann, together with MinervaFemmeNet organised a networking event for young female scientists. [more]
GTSE1 regulates microtubules and thus prevents errors in the distribution of chromosomes [more]
Dr. Dennis Quentin was awarded the Evonik Industries AG thesis prize. Dr. Michael Grange received the EMBO long-term fellowhsip. [more]
The Max Planck Society in collaboration with AstraZeneca, Merck and Pfizer starts the third funding period of the Chemical Genomics Centre (CGC) [more]
Adrian Krzyzanowski was awarded the Hoechst Stipend of the Aventis Foundation in recognition of his excellent academic performance. [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. [more]
Dr. Christos Gatsogiannis was awarded at this year's "Biomedicine Summit" for his outstanding work on bacterial toxins. [more]
Nature identified the strongest national partnership with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology demonstrated by numerous successful projects. [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 [more]
The groups of Prof. Dr. Yaowen Wu and Dr. Leif Dehmelt developed a new optogenetic method for multi-directional control of cellular processes. [more]
The Raunser lab reports the cryo-EM structure of the XaxAB pore complex from Xenorhabdus nematophila and the crystal structures of the soluble monomers of XaxA and XaxB. [more]
The Waldmann group developed a composite strategy, where chemical proteomics and in silico target prediction were successfully combined to identify 5-Lipoxygenase as the target of the Wnt pathway inhibitor Lipoxygenin. [more]
The Raunser lab, for the first time, solved six high-resolution cryo-structures of F-actin in all its nucleotide states. The structures reveal how the state links to conformational dynamics and how this could determine interactions with actin binding proteins. [more]
Researchers decode the toxin complex of the plague bacterium and other germs. [more]
Im Rahmen der diesjährigen Jahresversammlung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft vom 12. bis 14. Juni wurden unsere ehemaligen Doktoranden Katharina Overlack und Zhi-Jun Jia mit der Otto-Hahn-Medaille für ihre außergewöhnlichen wissenschaftlichen Leistungen geehrt [more]
Vom 11. bis 13. Juni fand am Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie der vierte internationale SPHIRE Workshop statt. [more]
The former Max Planck Director Prof. Dr. Roger Goody became a Fellow of the Royal Society – the prestigious British Academy of Sciences. The Royal Society honours his extraordinary scientific work. [more]
EMBO announces today that Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser has been elected among 62 outstanding life scientists to its membership. He is joining a group of more than 1800 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. [more]
Scientists from eight institutions combine their manifold expertise to develop an infrastructure for drug discovery in North Rhine-Westphalia. [more]
AiCuris Anti-infective Cures GmbH, a leading company in the discovery and development of innovative drugs targeting infectious diseases and the MPI have entered into a collaborative agreement to identify novel compounds for the treatment of viral and bacterial infections.. [more]
The DFG has approved a Research Grant for Alex Bird’s project “Molecular basis of clathrin mediated stabilization of microtubules for chromosome segregation”. [more]
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