Partner Groups

Partner Groups

Promoting young researchers in scientifically emerging countries

More than 70 Partner Groups exist worldwide. They are a useful instrument in the joint promotion of early career researchers with countries interested in strengthening their research through international cooperation, including, for example, India, China, Middle and Eastern European countries, Russia and Argentina.

Partner Groups can be set up with an institute abroad with the proviso that, following a research residency at a Max Planck Institute, outstanding early career researchers (postdocs) return to high-capacit, well-equipped laboratory in their home country and carry out further research on a subject that is also of interest to their teir previous host Max Planck institute.

The partner groups are set up for a maximum duration of five years.


Europe


Poland

MPI for the Study of Societies, Cologne | Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert
Institute of Sociology and Philosophy, PAN, Warsaw | Dr. Marcin Serafin
Field of Research: Economic Sociology


Czech Republic

MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden | Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser

Institute of Physics, CAS, Prague | Dr. Jakub Železný

Field of Research: Spintronics


Spain

MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg | Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Barcelona | Dr. Judith Guasch
Field of Research: Biomimetic Lymph Nodes for Cancer Immunotherapy (Immuno Dynamics)

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz | Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester

University of Valencia | Dr. Rafael Muñoz-Espí 
Field of Research: Functional Nanocontainers for Sustainable Use of Resources (FunNano)

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz | Prof. Dr Mischa Bonn

IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid | Dr. Enrique Cánovas Díaz
Field of Research: Conductive Metal Organic Frameworks

MPI for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen I Prof. Dr. Nils Brose

University of Granada I Dr. Ángel Pérez-Lara
Field of Research: Regulation of the SNARE zippering by complexins and synaptotagmins

Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin I Prof. Dr Beatriz Roldan Cuenya

University of Alicante I Dr. Rosa M. Arán Ais
Field of Research: Mechanistic insights into electrocatalytic reactions on well-defined bimetallic surfaces



Hungary

MPI for Human Development, Berlin I Prof. Dr Ulman Lindenberger


Israel

MPI for Microstructure Physics, Magdeburg | Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Dr. Amir Capua

Field of Research: Physics, Magnetism, Spintronics


Asia


China

Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin I Prof. Dr. Matthias Scheffler

Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing I Prof. Dr. Ren Xinguo

Field of Research: Advanced electronic-structure methods

 

MPI for Colloids and Interfaces Research, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti

Jiao Tong University, Shanghai I Prof. Dr. Li Xin-Hao

Field of Research: Materials Chemistry

 

MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai

Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS, Beijing I Dr. Li Wei

Field of Research: Quantum Gravity & String Theory

 

MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön I Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

Institute of Microbiology, CAS, Beijing I Dr. Wang Jun

Field of Research: Computational Analysis of Host-Microbiome Co-Evolution

 

MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg I Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

Institute of Modern Physics, CAS, Lanzhou I Prof. Dr. Tu Xiaolin

Field of Research: Nuclear Structure, Atomics Physics and Astrophysics

 

MPI for Solar System Research, Göttingen I Prof. Dr. Sami Solanki

Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University, Beijing I Prof. Dr. Hui Tian

Field of Research: Solar Physics

 

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz I Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, UESTC, Chengdu I Prof. Dr. Xu Deng

Field of Research: Solvent Free Synthesis of Multifunctional Polymeric Micro-particle

 

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen I Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz

Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen I Prof. Dr. Hey Xiaozhou

Field of Research: Investigation of mid-ocean ridge evolutions using a wax model

 

MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam I Prof. Ralph Bock

College of Life Sciences, Hubei University, Wuhan I Prof. Dr. Zhang Jiang

Field of Research: Crop-protection by Plastid Base RNA Interference

 

MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn I Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer

Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing I Prof. Dr. Keija Lee

Field of Research: Radio Astronomy / Gravitational Physics

 

MPI for the History of Science, Berlin I Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn

Normal University, Dept. of Physics, Beijing I Prof. Dr. Yin Xiaodong

Field of Research: Transmissions and Interactions in Chinese Modern Physics

 

MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn I Prof. Dr. J. Anton census

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS I Dr. Ru Sen Lu

Field of Research: A close view on black holes and jet formation

 

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz I Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu I Prof. Dr. Dongsheng Wang

Field of Research: Donor-Acceptor Stenhouse Adducts

 

MPI Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. David Heckel / Prof. Wilhelm Boland

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou I Dr. Shao Yongqi

Field of Research: Deciphering the biodiversity and metabolic function of the Lepidotera gut microbiome

 

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. Ian Baldwin

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou I Dr. Li Ran

Field of Research: Identification and Funtional Characterization of Herbivore-Induced Long Non-coding RNA in Wild Tobacco

 

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen I Prof. Dr. Eberhard Bodenschatz

Shaanxi Normal University I Dr. Xiang Gao

Field of Research: Biophysics, Pattern Formation

 

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz I Prof. Dr. Tanja Weil

Huazhong University, Wuhan I Prof. Dr. Yuzhou Wu

Field of Research: Bionanotechnology and Biomaterials

 

MPI for Astrophysics, Garching I Prof. Dr. Volker Springel

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai I Prof. Dr. Guo Hong

Field of Research: Large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution

 

MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Ralph Bock

Jiao Tong University, Shanghai I Dr. Wu Guo-Zhang

Field of Research: Organelle Function and Stress Responses

 

MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai

Jilin University I Dr. Song Hey

Field of Research: Gravitational Theory, String Theory and Quantum Field Theory

 

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences I Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici

Beijing Normal University I Dr. Luyao Chen

Field of Research: Universal Neural Substrates for Category-based Hierarchical Syntactic Processing in Language

 


Korea

 

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig I Prof. Dr. Angela Friederici

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Seoul I Dr. Heyon-ae JEON

Field of Research: Cognitive Neurosciences

 

MPI for Polymer Research, Mainz I Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt

Chung-Ang University, Seoul I Prof. Dr. Sanghyuk Wooh

Field of Research: Surface Templated Supraparticle Synthesis

 


India

 

MPI for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau I Prof. Dr. Sami K. Solanki

Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune I Dr. Durgesh Tripathi

Field of Research: The dynamic coupling of the solar atmosphere and effects of solar radiations on climate and space weather

 

MPI for Colloids and Interfaces Research, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Peter Seeberger

Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi I Dr. Jeyakumar Kandasamy

Photolabile Protected Monosaccharides: Synthesis and Application to Oligosaccharides Synthesis Using a Continuous Flow Photoreactor

 

MPI for Astrophysics, Garching I Prof. Rashid Sunyaev

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai I Dr. Rishi Khatri

The information hidden in the CMB spectrum

 

MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Magdeburg I Prof. Dr. Frank Jülicher

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore I Dr. Vijay Kumar Krishnamurthy

Chirality of the actomyosin cortex, mechanochemical pattern formation and left-right axis establishment in developing embryos

 

MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg I Dr. Thomas Pfeifer

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali I Dr. K. P. Singh

Investigating sub-fs Electronic Processes with Shaped XUV and IR Pulses

 

MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai

Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai I Dr. Amitabh Virmani

Quantum black holes

 

MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg I Dr. Thomas Pfeifer

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai I Prof. Sivarma Krishnan

Scaling electronic dynamics in finite quantum systems from Angstrom to nanoscale

 

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland

National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore I Dr. Radhika Venkatesan

Chemical Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions: Regulation, Recognition and Variation Across Geographic Gradients

 

MPI for Iron Research, Düsseldorf I Prof. Dr. Dr. Dierk Raabe

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee I Dr. Sai Ramudu Meka

Role of Defects in Solid-State Phase Transformations in Iron Based Alloys

 

MPI for Microstructure Physics, Hall I Prof. Dr. Stuart S.P. Parkin

National Institute of Science Education and Research, Odisha I Dr. Ajaya Kumar Nayak

Exploring Room Temperature Magnetic Skyrmions and the Study of their Current Driven Motion for Potential Applications in Racetrack Memory Devices

 

MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn I Prof. Karl M. Menten

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum I Dr. Jagadheep D. Pandian

Studying Early Phases of Massive Star Formation

 

MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena I Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Trivandrum I Dr. Dhanyalekshmi K. Pillai

Top-Down Estimation of Regional Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases over the Indian Subcontinent Constrained by Atmospheric Observations and Modeling

 

MPI for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences, Leipzig I Prof. Jürgen Jost

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai I Dr. Areejit Samal

Geometric Methods for Edge-Based Analysis of Biological Networks

 

MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg I Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad I Dr. Tamal Das

Collective dynamics in cell competition: Eludicating how different molecular components of cell-cell junctions mediate multicellular force transduction during cellular fitness assessment in the epithelium

 

MPI for Iron Research, Düsseldorf I Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dehm

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay I Dr. Nagamani Jaya Balila

Designing Damage Tolerant Functional Oxide Nanostructures

 

MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden I Prof. Dr. Roderich Moessner

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore I Dr. Subhro Bhattacharjee

Topological and Long Ranged Quantum Entangled Phases of Correlated Condensed Matter

 

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Jonathan Gershenzon

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune I Dr. Sagar Pandit

Molecular and Chemical Ecology of Multitrophic Interactions Involving Plants, Herbivores and their Natural Enemies

 

MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart I Prof. Dr. Hidenori Takagi

Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar I Dr. Debakanta Samal

Synthetic Quantum Materials by Atomic Layer Engineering and Emergent Phenomena

 

MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen I Prof. Dr. Stephan Herminghaus

National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore I Dr. Shashi Thutupalli

The Self-Organization of Cellular Form and Function

 

MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden I Prof. Jan-Michael Rost

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal I Dr. Sebastian Wüster

Quantum Dynamics of Complex Systems: Tunable Complexity with Rydberg Impurities in Bose-Einstein Condensates

 

MPI for Iron Research I Prof. Dr. Dr. Dierk Raabe

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai I Dr. Ing.Pradeep Konda Gokuldoss

Combinatorial Design of Novel Rare-earth Free, High-entropy Based Permanent Magnets

 

MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden I Prof. Dr. Roderich Moessner

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay I Prof. Dr. Soumya Bera

Eigenstate Phase Transition: Perspective from Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics

MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur I Dr. Diptarka That
Understanding the Asymptotic Universal Behavior of Conformal Field Theory Data

 

MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam I Prof. Dr. Hermann Nicolai

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur I Dr. Diptarka That

Understanding the Asymptotic Universal Behavior of Conformal Field Theory Data

 

MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn I Prof. Dr. Karl M. Menten

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore I Dr. Nirupam Roy

The Interstellar Medium in the Milky Way Galactic Disk: a Comprehensive Picture Using the uGMRT

 

MPI for Software Systems, Kaiserslautern I Prof. Rupak Majumdar

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur I Dr. Indranil Saha

A Framework for End-to-End Development of Robot Swarm Applications

 

MPI for Astronomy, Heidelberg I Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Rix

Indian Institute of Technology Indore I Dr. Bhargav Pradeep Vaidya

SAJEMA: Simulating AGN Jets in the Era of Multi-messenger Astronomy

 

MPI for Astronomy, Heidelberg I Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Rix

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai I Dr. Girish Kalkurni

Measuring the Thermal Evolution of the Universe

 

MPI for Solar System Research I Prof. Laurent Gizon

School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, National Institute for Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar I

Dr. Guneshwar Thangjam

Field of Research: Dwarf Planet Ceres: Inner or Outer Solar System Origin

 

MPI for Evolutionary Biology I Prof. Paul Rainey

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore I Dr. Samay Pande

Field of Research: Evolutionary Trajectories of Microbial Predator with a Complex Lifecycle

 

MPI for Software Systems, Saarbrücken I Prof. Krishna P. Gummadi

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur I Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh

Field of Research: Bias and Fairness of Online Search and Recommendation Algorithms

 

MPI for Iron Research I Prof. Dierk Raabe

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore I Dr. Surendra Kumar Makineni

Field of Research: Environmental Degradation of High Temperature Materials in Service Conditions

 

MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids I Prof. Claudia Felser

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi I Dr. Kaustuv manna

Field of Research: Quantum Materials: Growth of Single Chrystals and Physical Property Characterization

 

MPI for Coal Research I Prof. Benjamin List

Indian Institute of Technology Goa and School of Chemical and Material Sciences I Dr. Raja Mitra

Field of Research: Catalytic Hydroanimation of Unbiased Alkenes with Ammonia

 


Russia

 

MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching I Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli

Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg I Dr. Anton Vasyunin

Field of Research: Astrochemistry and physics of the interstellar medium


Latin America


Argentina

 

MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg I Prof. Dr. Joachim P. Spatz

National University of San Martín, UNSAM, Buenos Aires I Dr. Diego Andrés Pallarola

Field of Research: Nanoelectronics for Cellular Interfaces

 

MPI for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund I Prof. Dr. Philippe Bastiaens

Universidad de Buenos Aires I Dr. Hernan Grecco

Field of Research: New optical approaches in cancer biology

 

MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne I Prof. Dr. George Coupland

Institute for Physiology, Molecular Biology and Neurosciences (IFIBYNE), Buenos Aires I Dr. Julieta Mateos

Field of Research: Plant Developmental Biology

 

MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm I Prof. Dr. Mark Stitt

Instituto Agrobiotecnología del Litoral, Santa Fe I Dr. Carlos María Figueroa

Field of Research: Regulation of Carbon Metabolism

 

MPI for Biochemistry, Martinsried I Prof. Dr. Reinhard Fässler

Institute of Biochemical Research Bahía Blanca I Dr. Georgina Coló

Field of Research: The role of small Rho GTPases in integrid-mediated mechanotransduction in cancer

 

MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam I Prof. Mark Stitt

Centro de Estudios Fotosintéticos y Bioquímicos I Dr. Corina Fusari

Field of Research: Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits in Plants

 


Bolivia

 

MPI for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich I Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker

Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz I Dr. rer. Publ. Lorena Ossio Bustillos LL.M

Field of Research: Law and Social Welfare in Latin America - Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples

 


Brazil

MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden I Prof. Dr. Andrew Mackenzie

Centro Nacional de Pequisa em Energia e Materials (CNPEM), Campinas I Dr. Ricardo Donizeth dos Reis

Field of Research: X-ray techniques under extreme conditions

 

MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig I Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause

University of São Paulo I Prof. Dr. André Strauss

Field of Research: The deep history of indigenous Brazil: pre-colonial archeology through virtual anthropoly and archaeogenetics

 

MPI for Mathematics in the Natural Sciences, Leipzig I Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jost

State University of Campinas, Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing, Dept. of Applied Mathematics I Dr. Christian da Silva Rodrigues

Field of Research: Geometry and Probability in Dynamical Systems

 


Chile

 

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland

Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción I Dr. Marcia Fernanda González-Teuber
Field of Research: Fungal Endophygtes and their roles in Protection against biotic and abiotic stress in desert plants

MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Munich I Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago I Dr. Jorge Cuadra

Field of Research: Galatic Center Star Formation and Clump Accretion

 

MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen I Honorary Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller

Universidad de Concepción I Dr. Esteban Vöhringer-Martinez

Field of Research: Enzymatic Reaction mechnisms in C02 fixation

 

MPI for Astrophysics, Garching I Prof. Simon White

Universidad de La Serena I Dr. Facundo Gomez

Field of Research: The formation and evolution of milky way-like galaxies

 

MPI for Astrophysics, Garching I Prof. Rashid Sunyaev

Universidad de Valparaíso I Dr. Patricia Arévalo

Field of Research: AGN feedback in Galaxy Clusters

 

MPI for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main I Prof. Dr. Thomas Duve

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile I Dr. David Rex Galindo

Field of Research: Towards a renewed legal history of indigenous labor and tribute extraction in the Spanish Empire

 

MPI for Social Research, Cologne I Prof. Dr. Jens Beckert

Universidad Central de Chile I Dr. Felipe González

Financial Governmentality and the Politics of Debt

 

MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching I Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel

Universidad de Concepión I Dr. Rodrigo Herrera-Camus

Field of Research: Understanding How Galaxies Formed and Evolved Across Cosmic Time

 


Colombia

 

MPI for Evolutionary Biology, Plön I Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla I Dr. Rafik Neme

Field of Research: Biodiversity Genomics in the Colombian Caribbean

 

MPI for Animal Behavior, Konstanz I Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá I Dr. Adriana Maldonado Chaparro

Field of Research: Social and demographic consequences of environmental change

 


Mexico

 

MPI for Developmental Biology, Tübingen I Prof. Dr. Andrei Lupas

Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educación Superior in Ensenada, Baja California I Dr. Edgardo Sepúlveda

Field of Research: Signal Transduction and Agricultural Microbiology

 

MPI for Radio Astronomy, Bonn I Prof. J. Anton Zensus

National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Puebla I Dr. Víctor Manuel Patiño Álvarez

Field of Research: Study of Ultra-Compact Jets and the Innermost Regions in AGN with VLBI and Multi-band Monitoring Observations


Peru

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Boland

Ponificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima I Dr. Alfredo Jesús Ibáñez-Gabilondo

Developing innovative mass-spetrometry based analytical tools for rapid monitoring of wounding- and infection-related metabolites in plants


Africa

 

MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena I Prof. Dr. Bill Hansson

International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi I Dr. Merid Negash Getahun

Understanding the Neuroethology of Tsetse and other Biting Flies for Their Management

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