Jana Wäldchen has played a key role in developing the plant identification app, Flora Incognita. We discussed with her how being able to identify different plants contributes to species diversity, which plant species are particularly under threat and how non-native species are suppressing local plants.

The constant addition of nutrients into our ecosystems is depleting biodiversity

Interview with Sönke Zaehle from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry about the role of nutrients in the decline of biodiversity more

Wading birds: shorebirds with unusual social structures

Waders display fascinating behaviour patterns, but are also exemplary for the loss of biodiversity more

News


A mirror image of Earth and Sun

June 04, 2020

The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair

A touch of gold and silver

June 04, 2020

For the first time, it is possible to produce crystalline layers of precious metals that consist of a single atomic layer and which are semiconducting

Microtransporter in an artificial blood vessel

June 03, 2020

A tiny magnetic sphere, loaded with tumour treatment, rolls against the bloodstream, targeted towards cancer cells

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Quarantine without protection

May 27, 2020

An essay on intimate partner violence amid COVID-19 and how authoritarianism makes it worse

Bluesky examines the atmosphere during the Coronavirus lockdown

May 22, 2020

Two research aircraft investigate reduced concentrations of pollutants in the air

Corona: vaccination without a needle?

May 13, 2020

Scientists are developing a procedure whereby vaccines can be absorbed through the skin

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A PhD opportunity at the Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics

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June 03, 2020

Two PhD opportunities at the Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics

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June 03, 2020

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Publications


Videos and Events


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

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

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

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

Video

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 of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Fruitfly mothers pass epigenetic changes to their offspring more
MPI of Biochemistry, et al.
Cancer drug enters Phase I study more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
In chimpanzees, females contribute to the protection of the territory more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Similar to humans, chimpanzees develop slowly more
MPI of Neurobiology
Directed protein evolution with CRISPR-Cas9 more
MPI for Astronomy
Disk galaxies grow up so fast more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Blood stem cells at the crossroads more
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Quantifying the impact of Corona interventions more
MPI of Quantum Optics
Long-lived pionic helium more
MPI of Neurobiology
Motion patterns instead of pixels more
MPI for Chemical Ecology
Foraging flies are open for new partners more
MPI of Colloids and Interfaces
Largest Synthetic Polysaccharide Assembled more
MPI of Biophysics
A molecular view on protein retrotranslation more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
The Lipid Code more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Short nerve fibres made visible more
MPI for Solar System Research
BepiColombo: Upcoming Earth Flyby more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Babies retain even detailed events during a nap more

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