2019

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Brenda Schulman becomes new Leopoldina Member

Brenda Schulman, head of the department "Molecular Machines and Signaling" at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has been elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. more

<p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Sleep and synaptic rhythms</p>

Chronobiologists show in two articles in the journal Science how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity. more

The recipe for making a fruit fly

Scientists use mass spectrometry to determine the absolute copy number of nuclear proteins and histone marks to advance our understanding how the fruit fly embryo develops. more

DNA-PAINT super-resolution microscopy at speed

Optimized DNA sequences allow for 10-times faster image acqusition in DNA-PAINT more

New structural data on talin explain self-inhibitory mechanism

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have elucidated the entire structure of the talin protein with the help of cryo-electron microscopy. The new findings explain the protein’s self-inhibitory mechanism. more

MPIB-Emeritus Axel Ullrich is awarded with Lasker Award 2019

Axel Ullrich, together with H. Michael Shepard and Dennis J. Slamon, receives the highest biomedical scientific award in the United States for the invention of Herceptin. more

F.-Ulrich Hartl receives Breakthrough Prize 2020

The biochemist Hartl and the geneticist Horwich are honored with the world’s highest science prize for their groundbreaking discovery of the protein folding, assistans, chaperones. more

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