Departments & Research Groups

Scientists from nine departments and 20 research groups contribute to the latest findings in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, biophysics and molecular science.

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in the Institute

Become part of the Institute! On the Careers page you will find interesting information about doctoral programs, training, internships, job advertisements and other offers of the Institute.

Information on the Institute and Covid-19 measures

Learn more about our Martinsrieder Campus in general and measures against the Coronavirus Pandemic.


MaxDIA – taking proteomics to the next level

July 08, 2021
The new software MaxDIA improves data-independent acquisition (DIA) proteomics by providing a computational workflow that permits highly sensitive and accurate data analysis.

Two new directors at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry:
Kikuë Tachibana and John Briggs

September 01, 2021
The Max Planck Society has succeeded in recruiting two renowned scientists. Kikuë Tachibana and John Briggs will now be conducting their research at the MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried.


Axel Ullrich Lecture

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry has launched the Axel Ullrich Lecture in honor of its member, world-renowned researcher and entrepreneur Axel Ullrich. He discovered numerous oncogenes and meticulously described how they transform cells.

Susana Gonzalo

July 27, 2021
Exhibition from 02.08.2021 to 30.09.2021. Due to the current situation, the exhibition is not open to external visitors and is exclusively accessible to the staff of the MPI for Biochemistry and the MPI for Neurobiology.

Media Library

Matthias Mann - A Library of Proteins

Unlike the Genome (the entirety of genes), the proteome of an organism is not the same in all cells

F.-Ulrich Hartl - Folding Assistants within the Cell

The correct protein folding is crucial for their function inside the cell

Optogenetics -  When light hits the nerves

Optogenetics is a relatively new field that deals with the control of genetically modified cells by light. ...

Petra Schwille on BR Alpha, 16.06.2016

"A biophysicist is someone who comes from physics. Although there are courses of study now called this...

Movie about the MaxLab

The MaxLab is the student and visitor laboratory of the Martinsried Max Planck Institutes. In various courses, pupils can experience the fascination of scientific research and the...

Our Researchers in Max Planck Research

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