The International Vertebrate Genomes Project has released 15 new reference genomes representing all five vertebrate classes – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Max Planck director Gene Myers on the ambitious project
Eugene W. Myers never attended a biology course. Despite this fact, he has made a career for himself in this field, and in developing a computer program, made a major contribution to decoding the human genome
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
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.
Researchers may have identified the world's earliest animal: an analysis of fat from ancient fossils indicate that #Dickinsonia, a pizza-shaped sea creature, dwelled in the world’s oceans 558 million years ago https://t.co/airqmvtH9h via @nature
Early autonomy & a budget of your own: we offer early career researchers the opportunity to apply for a position as Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Deadline: October 18, 2018 https://t.co/cHxPLyRj9x @maxplanckpress (Image: @WickstromLab) https://t.co/wkT0VxEq4u
A new twist on stellar rotation: International researchers have identified 13 #stars that rotate in a similar fashion as our #sunhttps://t.co/BZZeUfiGxA #solarsystem @nyuniversity @maxplanckpress https://t.co/MUeqUO4iDi
Call for Applications 2018/19: Max Planck Research Group Leader
We offer junior researchers again the possibility to apply for a position as a Max Planck Research Group Leader in all areas of science. Application deadline is October 18, 2018
What kind of research do scientists pursue at the three Dresden Max Planck Institutes?
Hear about the research missions of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, the Max Planck Insitute for the Physics of Complex Systems, and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. Directors and staff at the three instiutes also discuss their joint projects and the meaning of basic research for society.
The animals of our planet are constantly in motion – some may fly, swim, or migrate thousands of kilometers; others move just a few hundred metres. They all have one thing in common, however: little is known about their journeys. Icarus should change this in the next years. By increasing our knowledge about animal migration, we can learn more about the state of our planet.
Genes on the Move
In addition to the nucleus, chloroplasts and mitochondria also have a genome. Genes can migrate from these organelles into the nucleus. Ralph Bock from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Germany, investigates the mechanisms of this migration by simulating evolution in the lab.