Newly-sequenced genome sheds light on interactions between ancient hominins

Mapping the genes of vertebrates

The International Vertebrate Genomes Project has released 15 new reference genomes representing all five vertebrate classes – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Max Planck director Gene Myers on the ambitious project more

Source of life

Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome more

News


A new twist on stellar rotation

A new twist on stellar rotation

September 21, 2018

A group of researchers from New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany has now measured the rotational patterns of a sample of Sun-like stars

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Democracy in decline

Democracy in decline

September 19, 2018

Elections in African states are manipulated, the opposition suppressed, demonstrations violently dissolved. Europe and the USA ignore this far too often, says political scientist Elena Gadjanova

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The 2018 Zülch Prize

September 17, 2018

Jerome Posner, Angela Vincent and Josep Dalmau have uncovered new diseases and have improved outcomes for neurological deficits

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2018/19

Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2018/19

The MPG offers junior researchers again the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Application deadline is October 18, 2018

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Successful research - also with a baby

Successful research - also with a baby

We are helping young scientists finance childcare for their children aged between three and thirty-six months

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Current Job Offers

Current Job Offers

Fancy new challenges? Here you will find current vacancies of the Max Planck Society and its institutes. Find the right job for your profile

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Publications


MaxPlanckResearch 2/2018
Annual Report 2017
Living and working in Germany
MaxPlanckResearch 1/2018

Videos and Events


Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers

Max Planck Symposium for Alumni and Early Career Researchers

Event

From Sept. 20 - 23, the Harnack-Haus will once more be transformed into a "home away from home" in the course of 3rd edition of the Max Planck Symposium with the title "Advances in Digitalization".

Einstein Lecture Berlin

Einstein Lecture Berlin

Event

The lecture by Emmanuelle Charpentier will focus on the individual steps of research that ultimately led to the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and on some relevant applications in life sciences / Berlin October 25, 2018

Flight and trauma

Flight and trauma

Video March 15, 2018

Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life.

The school for T Cells

The school for T Cells

Video August 17, 2017

The lamprey has no thymus gland. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how it copes with bacteria and viruses.

Cryptography

Cryptography

Video May 04, 2017

In principle, almost any encryption key can be broken - all you need is the right computing power. The situation is different, however, with quantum cryptography. Gerd Leuchs is researching this encryption technology of the future.

Climate: how the earth breathes

Climate: how the earth breathes

Video February 06, 2017

Researchers understand Earth’s climate system very accurately by now. For a long time, however, an important piece of the puzzle remained very elusive - the role played by vegetation and soils.

From the Institutes


MPI for Solar System Research
A new twist on stellar rotation more
MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Democracy in decline in Africa more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Scientists discover cause of rare syndrome more
MPI of Neurobiology
Protein for deeper insights into the brain more
MPI for Metabolism Research
The 2018 Zülch Prize: Autoimmunity in neurological diseases more

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