More than 120 years have gone by since the first demonstration of the connection between mosquito bites and malaria infection. Malaria one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world, is now mostly present in the sub-Tropical countries in Africa, Asia and South America. New technological advances are now promising a solution in the form of genetically manipulating entire mosquito populations. But do we know enough for such massive interventions to take place?

It's all about the mosquito

The relative frequency of two mosquito species determines the risk of transmission to humans more

'Viruses can change an entire population'

Interview with Guy Reeves on the release of genetically modified organisms into nature more

Interviews


'The effects of climate change are visible in many places'

'The effects of climate change are visible in many places'

April 24, 2019

Mathias Göckede, a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, talks about the consequences of global warming for permafrost soils

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 'There could be conflicts and wars'

April 24, 2019

Ulrike Niemeier from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, on measures that should keep climate change in check, such as geoengineering

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'We can't simply lock up animals in protected areas'

'We can't simply lock up animals in protected areas'

April 23, 2019

Interview with Martin Wikelski about how humans continue to restrict the range of motion of animals

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


More annual days of holiday for PhD students

More annual days of holiday for PhD students

March 22, 2019

Executive Board of Max Planck Society decides to increase vacation entitlement to 30 days

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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 Infection Biology
'A moving target' more
MPI for Solar System Research
InSight registers seismic signal on Mars more
MPI for Evolutionary Biology
'Viruses can change an entire population in a very short time' more
MPI for Meteorology
'There could be conflicts and wars' more

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