Bayer acquires Targenomix

Targenomix, a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, will contribute to Bayer’s R&D pipeline more

Max Planck spin-off develops more efficient batteries

Batene starts with ten million euros in seed financing more

Research news

Leibniz Prize 2023 for Sarah Ellen O'Connor
Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena honoured for her discoveries on plant natural product biosynthesis

Three dogs fighting
Researchers showed participants videos of human, dog, and macaque pairs to determine how well humans assess social interactions

Anatomical barriers shield the brain from SARS-CoV-2 invasion at vulnerable interfaces
Absence of evidence for neurotropism and neuroinvasion of several SARS-CoV-2 variants including Omicron


Follow the 2022 Nobel Prize ceremony 

Follow the 2022 Nobel Prize ceremony 

Besides Svante Pääbo, who was awarded the Nobel Prize this year, the Nobel laureates of 2021 and 2020 are also invited to the festive celebrations on 10 December 2022.
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 awarded with the Koerber Prize 2022 and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2023
Flight and trauma

Flight and trauma

Video March 18, 2022
Traumatic experiences arising from flight from war zones can lead to distressing symptoms, which impair everyday life. Now with Ukrainian subtitles
Covid-19: from vaccination to medication

Covid-19: from vaccination to medication

Three pioneering experts - Uğur Şahin, Tzachi Pilpel & Patrick Cramer - discussed the future of fighting Covid-19.on Nov 11, 2021
Optogenetics briefly explained

Optogenetics briefly explained

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.

Recruitment programs & job offers

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.

Springboard after the doctorate
You have completed your doctorate and want to qualify further for a position in science, business or society? Or you are planning to start your own company? No matter what your goal is: as long as excellent research is part of your path, the Max Planck Society is the right place for you.

Job Offers

Ph.D. position (m/f/d) | Biophysical Chemistry

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
December 09, 2022

Imaging Specialist (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
December 08, 2022

PhD Positions (f/m/d) | Molecular Plant Science

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm
December 08, 2022


Talent Companion
Research is calling - We promote pioneers in science
MaxPlanckResearch 1/2022 - Focus: Under Pressure
Lise Meitner Excellence Program 2021
Living and working in Germany
Yearbook Highlights
Annual Report 2020
Ordered Chaos
Max Planck Imageflyer - English
Evaluation - The procedures of the Max Planck Society

From the Institutes

MPI for Biology Tübingen
Nematode teeth consist of chitin more
MPI for Biology Tübingen, et al.
TGF-beta signaling pathway is more flexible than assumed more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Ancient DNA from medieval Germany tells the origin story of Ashkenazi Jews more
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Why the child's brain learns grammar effortlessly more
MPI of Geoanthropology
Interdisciplinary Environmental History more
MPI for Astronomy
Giant exoplanet has astronomers puzzled more
MPI of Biochemistry
Awakening the genome more
MPI for Astronomy
Exoplanets in the zoom of the Webb Telescope more
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
Revealing biochemical rings of power more
MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology
Plants between light and darkness more
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
Bacterial Plasmid Segregation: Two Heads, One Hat more
MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology, et al.
Bayer acquires Targenomix more
MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Thymic cancer more
MPI for Biological Intelligence, in foundation (Seewiesen site), et al.
Do hormone fluctuations increase survival probabilities? more
MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior
How does a skeleton move? more
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Mapping the communications hub of the brain more
MPI for Heart and Lung Research
Fibrocytes boost lung tumor development more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
The beta cell whisperer gene more

Social Media

Go to Editor View