Algorithms are the focus at the new Max Planck Center. With their help, scientists can, for example, quickly and reliably identify large prime numbers. These play an important role in cryptography, which is also used to encode on-line transactions by credit card, among other things.
Under the umbrella of the Center, which was officially opened in January 2010, there are currently ten German-Indian research groups.
The Max Planck Center was established on the initiative of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore and the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar, all of which are involved in the research work of the Max Planck Center.
Scientists at the Indo-German Max Planck Center for Research on Lipids are primarily intending to conduct a comprehensive survey of lipids in various cells and organisms. The aim is to develop tools that will utilise the individual fat components for the biological system analysis and by doing so make it easier to research and treat diseases.