A project by a research agency of the US Department of Defense could easily be misused for developing biological weapons

Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade

Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the globe more

Transgene insects: scientists call for more open data

Max Planck scientists analysing the release of genetically modified insects into the environment have found that the available scientific information can be misleading more

News


`Can 'priming' offset the gender gap in competitiveness?

`Can 'priming' offset the gender gap in competitiveness?

October 22, 2018

The degree of willingness among men and women to assert themselves in competition can be balanced out.

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Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage

Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage

October 17, 2018

Computational image analysis of behaving cuttlefish reveals principles of control and development of a biological invisibility cloak

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A chemical criterion for rating movies

A chemical criterion for rating movies

October 17, 2018

The isoprene concentration in the air is an objective indicator for setting the age rating of films

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


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Apply now!

Innovative topic, interdisciplinary curriculum: applications are now open at the brand new Max Planck School Matter to Life, waiting for its first fresh batch of bright & enthusiastic PhD students

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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


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 Evolutionary Anthropology
Bonobo: great ape with a tiny voice more
MPI for Metabolism Research
Wishful thinking is rewarded more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Monkeys do not start to resemble their parents before puberty more
MPI for Brain Research
Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage more
MPI for Chemical Ecology
Symbiosis of burying beetles more

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