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Jens Frahm inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Research

November 21, 2016
The physicist Jens Frahm, head of Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Research [more]
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Robert Koch Gold Medal 2016 to Kai Simons

November 07, 2016
Kai Simons, founding director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and managing director of Lipotype GmbH, receives the Robert Koch Medal in Gold for his lifetime achievements, in particular for his characterization of membrane-forming lipids and the development of the lipid raft concept. [more]
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Bonnie Bassler and Martin Wikelski receive Max Planck Research Award

October 25, 2016
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society honour scientists with awards for their pioneering research into the sensory perception of organisms [more]
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Balzan Prize for Reinhard Jahn

September 21, 2016
It is regarded as one of the most prestigious scientific awards: This year’s Balzan Prize from Italy goes to neurobiologist Reinhard Jahn from Göttingen. The Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is being awarded the Prize in the field of molecular and cellular neurosciences. [more]
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Zülch Prize 2016: Forms of cancer in the cerebellum

August 29, 2016
Award-winning researchers improve the diagnosis of different brain tumours in children and boost treatment success as a result [more]

Award-winning junior scientists

April 01, 2016
Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Tobias Erb and Ludovic Righetti receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2016 [more]
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New strategies for catalysts

March 01, 2016
Benjamin List receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for his work in the field of Organocatalysis. His research group searches for new reactions and develops new concepts for metalfree catalysis. This research aims at inventing strategies for the development of “perfect chemical reactions” that combine quantitative yield and high atom economy, without requiring toxic solvents, protecting groups, heating, cooling, or inert gas atmosphere. [more]
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