"It is only through international cooperation that we can make progress"

In this joint interview, Anne Peters and Axel Ockenfels discuss legal and economic approaches to tackling the global climate crisis more

Batene receives the Max Planck-Startup Award

The Stifterverband recognizes the start-up for its technology that enhances the power and cost-effectiveness of batteries more


"It feels rather unreal, but you just can't give up!"
Andriy Styervoyedov explains how a new German-Ukrainian Core of Excellence aims to help rebuild Ukrainian research
Understanding the drivers of biodiversity
First Max Planck Center in Africa will study how interactions between species lead to coevolution and influence biodiversity
Mind the Gap: Italian Moms with 3+ Kids Work far Fewer Years than Dads, while Finland Shows Equality
Significant differences in the working lives of mothers and fathers in Italy - Finland, on the other hand, balanced


Max Planck Partner Groups 2024
The deadline for the submission of nomination documents is Wednesday, 30 September 2024
The path to a doctorate
When it comes to training and supporting doctoral students, Max Planck institutes have a wealth of experience to call on. They cooperate closely with the universities through which the doctorates are officially awarded.

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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
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Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), Garching
June 13, 2024


Evaluation - The procedures of the Max Planck Society
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MPI for Plant Breeding Research
Finding the balance in the plant immune response more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Metal concentrations in cells more
MPI of Psychiatry
Retina indicates severity of schizophrenia more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Chimpanzee Brain Connectivity Atlas more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Lucinid clams to the left and right of the Isthmus of Panama more
MPI for Biology Tübingen
Toolkit makes protein design faster and more accessible more
MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology
The seed of parental conflict more
MPI for Solar System Research
Sunrise III is ready for launch more
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
Altruism as an Explanation for High Infant Mortality? more
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
Swimming bacteria shape communities more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
A model for emotions more
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
Cell division at record speed more
MPI for Solar System Research
Sunrise III: First Look at the Sun more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
More plants on the menu of ancient hunter-gatherers more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Decoding Avar society more
MPI of Molecular Physiology
Are membraneless compartments condensates? more


Cell droplet research

Cell droplet research

A new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. A film about the research of Anthony Hyman, who was awared the Koerber Prize 2022 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2023.
Flight and Trauma

Flight and Trauma

Traumatic experiences from fleeing war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life. Now with Ukranian sub-titles.
COVID-19 vaccine: From vaccination to medication

COVID-19 vaccine: From vaccination to medication

Three pioneering experts - Uğur Şahin, Tzachi Pilpel and Patrick Cramer - discussed the future of combating Covid-19, 11th November 2021.
Optogenetics | briefly explained

Optogenetics | briefly explained

Turning nerve cells on and off using pulses of light. Optogenetics is a relatively new field that uses light to control genetically modified cells. It is based on light-activated membrane proteins, such as bacteriorhodopsin or channelrhodopsin, that are built into nerve cells.
Four questions for Raisa Sherif

Four questions for Raisa Sherif

Raisa Sherif,  now a senior research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, talks about her work, what advice she has for girls who want to become researchers, and the challenges of becoming a researcher.

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