From June 25 to 27, 2019, the Max Planck Society will convene in Hamburg for its 70th Annual General Meeting. In addition to the Directors of the Max Planck Institutes and the Society's Supporting Members, the research organization's key decision-making bodies will also assemble. The closing plenary assembly will focus on the challenges and opportunities for science arising from current upheavals in Europe. The keynote presentation will be given by the German-British historian Kiran Klaus Patel from current upheavals in Europe. The keynote presentation will be given by the German-British historian Kiran Klaus Patel from the University of Maastricht on the topic "Europe in turmoil: Lessons from the History of European Integration".

Wolfgang Baumeister wins Stifterverbandspreis 2019

The biophysicist has revolutionized molecular structural biology with the help of cryo-electron tomography more

Nine outstanding female scientists

Free scientific development, long-term career security and clear career prospects - these are the cornerstones of the Lise Meitner Excellence Program. A portrait of the first nine Lise Meitner Group Leaders more

"There is still a chance of averting a no-deal Brexit"

Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, on British plans to leave the EU and their implications for science more

News


Stem cells moonlight to protect the stomach from bacterial invaders

June 25, 2019

A subpopulation of stem cells releases antimicrobial peptides to defend the gastric mucosa against pathogenic bacteria

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The individual microbiome – more chance than selection

June 21, 2019

The microbial community appears not to be subject to any evolutionary selection process

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The entire sky in X-rays

June 22, 2019

The eRosita space telescope will be launched on 12 July in order to provide deep insights into space

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


When alumni give career advice

May 10, 2019

Max Planck alumni and young researchers came together for two days of sharing and learning at Harnack House in Berlin

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Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Innovative training programmes for Phd students

Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions

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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


Living and working in Germany
Annual Report 2017

Videos and Events


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.

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

MaxPlanck-Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology

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Interfaces of matter and life are the focus of the new Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology. Prof. Imre Berger from Bristol University explains the topic.

From the Institutes


MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
The ancient history of Neandertals in Europe more
Administrative Headquarters
The Max Planck Society convenes in Hamburg more
MPI of Biochemistry
Wolfgang Baumeister wins Stifterverbandspreis 2019 more
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Bacterium turns waste into food more
MPI for Developmental Biology
Origins of the European potato more

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