Every year, the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) invites around 10 eminent scientists, who are leaders in their research field to give presentations in the “Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series”.

During their visit to the MPIB, the distinguished speakers will give a lecture on their latest research findings and meet both established scientists and young researchers to exchange ideas.


Upcoming Lectures

March 23, 2020 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Kim Orth, UT Southwestern Medical Center

CANCELED - Black Spot, Black Death, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors

Host: Ishita Tripathi

March 10, 2020 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Gunnar von Heijne, Stockholm University

CANCELED - Cotranslational Protein Folding

Host: Jakob Reber

Previous Lectures

March 2, 2020 - 3pm

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Scott Keeney, Sloan Kettering Institute, NY

Breaking PAR: The Curious Case of the Recombining Sex Chromosomes

Host: Boris Pfander

November 5, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Hiten Madhani, UCSF, California, USA

Epigenetic Memory over Geological Timescales.

Link http://madhanilab.ucsf.edu

Host: Sigurd Braun

November 14, 2019 - 3pm

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Anja Groth, BRIC, University of Copenhagen, DK

Chromatin Replication and Epigenome Maintenance.

Link https://www.bric.ku.dk/Research/Groth_Group/

Host: Julia Bittmann

October 28, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Hiten Madhani, UCSF, California, USA

Epigenetic Memory over Geological Timescales.

Link http://madhanilab.ucsf.edu

Host: Sigurd Braun

September 16, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Manfred Gahr, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Seewiesen

Mechanisms of becoming an attractive singer bird

Link http://www.orn.mpg.de/2525/Abteilung_Gahr

Host: Reinhard Fässler

September 24, 2019 - 1pm

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford, UK

Mass Spectrometry – from Plasma Proteins to Mitochondrial Membranes

Link http://robinsonweb.chem.ox.ac.uk/carol-robinson.aspx

Host: Özge Karayel

September 26, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Judith Campisi, Buck Institute, Novato, California, USA

Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?

Link https://www.buckinstitute.org/lab/campisi-lab

Host: Laura Lindenthal

July 2, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

James Berger, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD, USA

(Un?)Structural Mechanisms for Initiating DNA Replication.

Link https://www.berger.med.jhmi.edu

Host: Karl Duderstadt

May 27, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Craig M. Crews, Yale University, USA

PROTAC-Mediated Protein Degradation: A New Therapeutic Modality.

Link https://www.crewslab.yale.edu

Host: Kheewoong Baek / Daniel Horn-Ghetko

May 14, 2019 - 4pm

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Geraldine Seydoux, John Hopkins University HHMI Baltimore, MA, USA

Regulation of RNA Granule Assembly by Intrinsically-disordered Proteins.

Link https://www.seydouxlab.mbg.jhmi.edu

Host: Elena Conti

March 26, 2019 - 11am

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Xavier Trepat, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC), Spain

Mechanobiology of Epthelial Migration, Division and Folding

Link https://www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/xavier-trepat-534

Host: Verena Kanoldt

Dec. 13, 2018

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Matthias Peter, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Ubiquitin-dependent Regulation of the Cell Cycle.

Link http://www.bc.biol.ethz.ch/research/peter/people/matthias-peter.html

Host: Boris Pfander

Dec. 5, 2018

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Jan Michael Peters, IMP Vienna, Austria

How the Genome is Folded by Cohesin and CTCF

Link https://www.imp.ac.at/groups/jan-michael-peters/members/

Host: Sebastian Kostrhon

Nov. 6, 2018

11:00

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Madan Babu, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Big Data Approaches to Biological Systems

Link https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/group-leaders/a-to-g/m-madan-babu/

Host: Rajan Prabu

Nov. 5, 2018

11:00

MPIB, T-Building, Small Lecture Hall

Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München

Machine learning in single cell genomics

Link https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/icb/institute/staff/staff/ma/2494/index.html

Host: Matthias Mann

Oct. 24, 2018

15:00

MPIB, T-Building, Big Lecture Hall

Miguel Soares, University of Louvain, Belgium

Metabolic adaptation as a defence strategy against infection

http://www.igc.gulbenkian.pt/msoares

Host: Peter Murray

Oct. 16, 2018

Hagan Bayley University of Oxford, UK

Synthetic Tissues from Communicating Droplet Networks

Link http://bayley.chem.ox.ac.uk/

Host: Petra Schwille

Oct. 8, 2018

Narry Kim, Seoul National University, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Tail Wagging the Dog: Gene Regulation through Poly(A) Tail

Link http://www.narrykim.org/en/

Host: Elena Conti

Sep. 18, 2018

Roy Robert Parker, University of Colorado, USA

RNP Granules in Health and Disease

Link https://www.colorado.edu/biochemistry/roy-parker

Host: Danny Nedialkova

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