Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

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Research publications 2018

“Super happy to be in the team of Stefan Hell”

June 11, 2018

Jonas Bucevicius is one of over 35 young scientists who will receive awards for their research achievements at the Max Planck Society’s Annual Meeting. The 30-year-old Lithuanian receives the Nobel Prize Fellowship from Stefan Hell. An interview about his research and life in Germany. [more]

Research publications 2017

Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies

December 21, 2017

Max Planck researchers develop sustainable alternative to the most widely used antibodies and their controversial production in animals [more]


To trim away a protein

November 16, 2017

Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell [more]


Research highlights from our yearbook

June 22, 2017

The yearbook of the Max Planck Society illustrates the research carried out at our institutes. We selected a few reports from our 2017 yearbook to illustrate the variety and diversity of topics and projects. [more]

Research publications 2016

Fluorescence microscopy: It cannot get any sharper!

December 23, 2016

Researchers achieve ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy [more]


Chronobiology: internal clocks in synch

October 13, 2016

Gregor Eichele and his team at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have gained many new insights into how our body’s natural timekeepers work. [more]


How neurons talk to each other

September 21, 2016

Neurons are connected to each other through synapses, sites where signals are transmitted in the form of chemical messengers. Reinhard Jahn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has investigated precisely how the process works. [more]


Messaging by flow in the brain

July 07, 2016

Max Planck researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain, which could transport vital messenger substances [more]

Research publications 2014

Cholesterol transporter structure decoded

March 20, 2014

The three-dimensional structure of the transport protein TSPO opens up novel paths for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases [more]


Choice of molecular partners is no mere formality

March 20, 2014

A molecular helper influences clumping of the tau protein in Alzheimer's disease [more]

Research publications 2013

Unravelling the true identity of the brain of Carl Friedrich Gauss

October 29, 2013

Researchers reveal the true identity of the brains of mathematicians Carl Friedrich Gauss and medical scholar Conrad Heinrich Fuchs [more]


Live from the hen's egg

July 11, 2013

A new MRI technology enables researchers to capture moving images in real time [more]

Putting the brakes on Parkinson's

April 22, 2013

Anle138b prevents clumping of synunclein protein [more]

Research publications 2012

Achilles' heel of pathogenic bacteria discovered

December 17, 2012

Max Planck researchers find promising new target for antibiotics [more]


Scientists prevent heart failure in mice

September 27, 2012

Two small RNA molecules play a key role in the growth of heart muscle cells [more]


Zooming in on bacterial weapons in 3D

May 21, 2012

Max Planck scientists decipher the structure of bacterial injection needles at atomic resolution [more]


Sharp images from the living mouse brain

February 06, 2012

Max Planck scientists in Göttingen have for the first time made finest details of nerve cells in the brain of a living mouse visible [more]

Research publications 2010

MicroRNA controls mammary gland development in mice

November 09, 2010

Max Planck researchers discover novel mechanism for vertebrate organ development [more]


On the trail of the epigenetic code

October 11, 2010

Test system on Drosophila should provide the key to histone function [more]


Going live to the beating heart

August 30, 2010

Max Planck scientists succeed in filming organs and joints in real time using magnetic resonance imaging [more]


Down with jet lag

June 25, 2010

The active agent metyrapone enables faster adaptation to altered circadian rhythms [more]


How bacteria make syringes

June 13, 2010

Scientists reconstruct bacterial transport channel in the test tube [more]

Research publications 2009

Outsmarting optical boundaries

June 19, 2009

Trying to controvert a seemingly incontrovertible law is a hard job. And Stefan Hell discovered just how hard when he attempted to thwart the resolution limit of optical microscopes. Initially, his ideas fell on deaf ears. Today, however, Stefan Hell is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. [more]


Forgotten and lost - when proteins "shut down" our brain

February 17, 2009

Scientists obtained important insights into the structure and interaction of a protein relevant to Alzheimer’s disease [more]

Research publications 2008

Super-sharp video clip of the cell

February 29, 2008

Scientists in Göttingen film for the first time cellular life process on the nanoscale [more]

Research publications 2006

More Details in the Nanocosmos of the Cell

August 18, 2006

Max Planck researchers significantly improve the resolution of fluorescence microscopes [more]


Unraveling the Mysteries of Poison

April 13, 2006

An international research team determines how toxins attach to potassium channels -- and change their internal structure [more]


High-Resolution Light Microscope Reveals the Fundamental Mechanisms of Nerve Communication

April 13, 2006

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen have for the first time succeeded in making nanostructures associated with biological signaling visible with new methods in microscopy [more]

Research publications 2005

A Biomolecule as a Light Switch

September 29, 2005

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany have uncovered the molecular mechanism of switchable fluorescent proteins [more]


New law for resolution allows unprecedented sharpness in fluorescence microscopy

June 02, 2005

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen establish a new law allowing unlimited optical resolution in fluorescence microscopy [more]

Research publications 2004

The Small and the Beautiful

March 05, 2004

Max Planck researchers use nanotechnology to visualize cellular processes crucial for the development of new cancer drugs [more]

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