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


Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers

October 05, 2018

Neural networks enable learning of error correction strategies for computers based on quantum physics

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$ 6.8 million NIH Grant for Max Planck Florida researcher

$ 6.8 million NIH Grant for Max Planck Florida researcher

October 03, 2018

Largest grant in the eight-year history of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

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Zika and yellow fever: Vaccines without eggs

September 26, 2018

Highly concentrated reproduction of some flaviviruses in bioreactors will become possible

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Recruitment Programs & Job Offers


Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2018/19

Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2018/19

The MPG offers 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

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 Chemistry
A chemical criterion for rating movies more
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology
Wild chimpanzees share food with friends more
MPI for Biological Cybernetics
Anorexia nervosa patients prefer underweight bodies more
MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Origin of life in membraneless protocells more
MPI for the Science of Light
Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers more

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