An excellent research infrastructure and the latest technologies feature Max Planck Institutes and offer an excellent working ground for young scientists. The campagne #mymachineandme initiated by the Max Planck Society gives a look behind theese scences by shwoing scientist at their daily research work.
"This is me with my 'machine': I am working at an Äkta purifier chromatography system. It is mostly only perceived as a standard method in purifying proteins, but for us it is one of the key methods in rebuilding essential protein complexes in vitro." Isabelle Stender, Department Mechanistic Cell Biology
“Sometimes developing a microscope looks like DJing - I built this microscope to activate specific regions of a living cell. “ Bruni Scocozza, PhD student, Systemic Cell Biology
"This is us with our 'machine', the Aquilos cryo-FIB/SEM. It helps us to make the hidden biology visible. The Aquilos is used to thin down thick samples with a focused ion beam. These thin regions are then imaged with a cryo-TEM.” Sebastian Tacke and Zhexin Wang, scientists Structural Biochemistry