Leif DehmeltWe are interested in mechanisms, how the dynamic shape of cells emerges from interactions between cytoskeletal structures and their regulators.
Stefan RaunserWe use cryo-electron microscopy to study the
structure and function of membrane proteins
and macromolecular complexes.
Philippe BastiaensHow do cells process extracellular information and thereby determine their identity?
Andrey AntonchickWe focus on the development of innovative methodologies for the synthesis of interesting compounds to study biological systems.
Peter BielingWe study the molecular mecahnisms that regulate changes in cell morphology.
Alex BirdHow do cells control dynamic microtubule instability to ensure genome stability?
Matias HernandezHow do cells fuse together?
Roger GoodyRoles and mechanisms of Ras-family GTPase, in particular Rab GTPase, in the regullation of intracellular vesicukar transport
Aneta KoseskaHow does intercellular communication establish information processing in cells to dynamically maintain their identity?
Stefano MaffiniHow do cellular functions work together to faithfully segregate the genome?
Christos GatsogiannisWe want to understand the dynamic interaction between pore forming proteins and lipid membranes.
Petra JanningMass spectrometry analysis of organic compounds, proteins and proteom.
Slava ZieglerFinding the needle in the haystack: Exploring the mechanism of action of bioactive small molecules.
Andrea MusacchioWe investigate the molecular basis of cell division in eukaryotes.
Herbert WaldmannWe develop novel synthesis to produce natural product-inspired compound collections and use them for the study of biological phenomena.
Christian SchröterHow do cells turn signal into fate?
Gerben VaderHow do cells maintain genomic stability during meiosis?
Heinz NeumannWe investigate the molecular mechanisms controlling chromatin dynamics in vivo.
Our Research Groups
The Institute consists of four departments. Each of them is headed by a director and is scientifically autonomous. In each of the four departments, thematically related research groups are integrated. They have their own scientific priorities and pursue independent research projects.
In our projects, we not only think in departments or disciplines. We focus on communication and cooperation. We draw inspiration from each other’s different perspectives, develop joint projects and thus benefit from the expertise of the other subject areas.