Covid19-related research by the Max Planck Society

Covid19-related research by the Max Planck Society

Max Planck researchers are working on vaccines and drugs against the corona virus and are making forecasts on how the pandemic will develop

The current corona crisis poses enormous challenges to our society and to states worldwide. What contribution can science make to overcome this crisis? On this topic page we collect contributions from various research fields at Max Planck Institutes, all of which are related to the corona pandemic.

The focus of interest is, of course, on medical efforts to develop a vaccine, but also on currently available drugs that may be able to alleviate the severe disease progression of Covid19. However, valuable contributions also come from other scientific disciplines. These include, for example, those working on simulations of the outbreak, social science studies and, last but not least, economic analyses of how we can counteract the inevitable economic distortions.


Researchers analyzed the willingness of elder people in Europe and Israel to get vaccinated against Covid-19 more

Period life expectancy drops significantly due to pandemic more

A thorough understanding could help to counteract the impaired recognition of emotions more

In the long term, contact restrictions can be lifted more quickly if younger people are immunized first more

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the Julius Maximilians University Würzburg have elucidated the underlying molecular mechanisms by which the antiviral compound Molnupiravir blocks the replication of the coronavirus in the event of infection. more

Göttingen researchers have developed mini-antibodies that efficiently block the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its dangerous new variants. more

International study investigates the role of music in regulating emotions in times of crisis more

New study shows how face masks reduce the effective reproduction number of Covid-19, and why their efficacy varies between different environments under virus-limited and virus-rich conditions more

Model calculations reveal a link between political dissemination of information and Covid-19 infections in the USA more

Two potential compounds are currently being investigated in preclinical studies more

Freiburg researchers dissect Covid-19 immunity of recovered patients more

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