Press and Public Relations

Science and Corporate Communication

Here you can find the contact persons in the Press and Public Relations department.
[more]

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version.

MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

List is filtered with:

Material Sciences . Quantum Physics . Solid State Research

teaser_image_horizontal

Studying nuclear spin in the nanoworld

February 15, 2013

A new form of NMR technology gives scientists what they need to examine the structure of minute samples [more]

Material Sciences

teaser_image_horizontal

The cradle of the nanoparticle

February 13, 2013

A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled [more]

Behavioural Biology

teaser_image_horizontal

Blackbirds in the spotlight

February 13, 2013

City birds that experience light at night are ready to breed earlier than their rural cousins [more]

Genetics

teaser_image_horizontal

Colon cancer exhibits a corresponding epigenetic pattern in mice and humans

February 07, 2013

Epigenetic investigation of mice can as a result contribute to early diagnosis of cancer in humans [more]

Developmental Biology . Plant Research

thaliana_jpg

Sugar influences the onset of flowering

February 07, 2013

Only when light, age and energy conditions are right do plants flower [more]

Behavioural Biology . Developmental Biology . Evolutionary Biology

teaser_image_horizontal

Formula for a biologically effective perfume

January 31, 2013

Max Planck researchers crack the olfactory code for partner selection and synthesise the first biologically effective perfume [more]

Astrophysics

teaser_image_horizontal

In the planetary nursery

January 30, 2013

Astronomers determine the mass of the disk of gas and dust surrounding the star TW Hydrae [more]

Astronomy . Astrophysics

teaser_image_horizontal

The tail of Venus

January 29, 2013

When the solar wind nearly breaks off, our neighbour's ionosphere expands into space [more]

 
loading content