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Two new international programs for doctoral students start at the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried and Seewiesen more

Karsten Borgwardt becomes director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Computational biologist Karsten Borgwardt becomes a Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, where he will head the Department of Machine Learning and Systems Biology. more

Dieter Oesterhelt (1940-2022)

Former director Prof. Dr. Dieter Oesterhelt of the MPI of Biochemistry passed away on November 28, 2022 at the age of 82.

Pioneer factor Nr5a2 (red) binds to the still inactive DNA wrapped around histones (gray), of a fertilized egg cell. Thereby, it awakens the genome. Now genes can be read that are necessary for the development of an embryo.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have discovered that the pioneer factor Nr5a2 awakens the inactive genome in the early embryo. more

Prions induce toxic Huntingtin oligomers

A research team at the MPIB was able to identify the toxic form of the Huntingtin protein, which plays a crucial role in Huntington's disease, in a yeast model system. more

Petra Schwille

Petra Schwille, Director at the MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried, is awarded the Otto Warburg Medal 2021 in recognition of her outstanding research work. more

Science Award for Max Planck Director Elena Conti

Elena Conti, Director at the MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried receives prestigious Aminoff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science.

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