Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Proteins in the Limelight

The scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) study the structure and function of proteins – in single molecules, but also in complex organisms. With 850 employees in currently eight research departments and about 25 research groups, the MPIB is one of the largest biologically-medically oriented institutes of the Max Planck Society.

The approximately 480 scientists from 45 countries make the MPIB not only into an international, but also into an internationally leading research institute in the field of protein research. Various central service facilities support the scientists’ work and in this way also make a contribution to success. The high quality of the research work is also reflected by the numerous awards and prizes MPIB scientists have received. Since the foundation of the Max Planck Society, already two scientists of the MPIB have been honored with the Nobel Prize: Feodor Lynen in 1964 and Robert Huber in 1988.

The MPIB’s annual budget amounts to 49 million euros. Of this sum, approximately ten million euros come from third-party grants, acquired for specific research projects.

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