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Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) are investigating the structure and function of proteins - from individual molecules to whole organisms. Currently, there are 750 employees in nine research departments and 20 research groups, thus making the MPIB one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society. Approximately 350 scientists from 43 countries make the MPIB a diverse and internationally leading institute in the field of protein research. The MPIB in Munich-Martinsried is part of the local life-science-campus in close proximity to the MPI for Neurobiology, several faculties of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Innovation and Founding Center Biotechnology (IZB), as well as other institutions focused on natural sciences.
Molecular scales on biological membranes:
Mass-Sensitive Particle Tracking
October 04, 2021
Biophysicists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry have developed a new method to determine location and size changes of unlabeled proteins on membranes via their mass.
Prestigious award for the pioneers of optogenetics
September 24, 2021
Dieter Oesterhelt, Emeritus Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, is being honoured with the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2021 together with Peter Hegemann and Karl Deisseroth
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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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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.
Exhibition from 04.10.2021 to 26.11.2021. The exhibition is now open to external visitors again.
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...
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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...
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