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At our institute, physicists, chemists and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to basic medical science. The unifying theme of our research is to observe and manipulate the vastly complex molecular and cellular interactions that are the basis of life. more

News


Fuel Cells in Bacteria

Fuel Cells in Bacteria

April 18, 2019

The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules. One major route for this exchange is the anammox pathway found in certain bacteria. It proceeds via hydrazine, a highly reactive substance used by humans as a rocket fuel.

„I try to read the minds of mice!"

„I try to read the minds of mice!"

March 29, 2019

Julien Hiblot, staff scientist in the department of Chemical Biology, on his story in life sciences - an interview.

<p>Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools</p>

Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools

December 14, 2018

The Max Planck Schools are international centers for postgraduate training. The cooperation agreements for launching three new Max Planck Schools have now been signed by the responsible organizations at a meeting in Berlin.

Departments of the Institute


Biomolecular<br />Mechanisms

Biomolecular
Mechanisms

Ilme Schlichting

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Cellular<br />Biophysics

Cellular
Biophysics

Joachim Spatz

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Chemical<br />Biology

Chemical
Biology

Kai Johnsson

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Optical<br />Nanoscopy

Optical
Nanoscopy

Stefan W. Hell

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Events


Proposal Writing (Workshop)

Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room C

Time and Stress Management for Scientists (Workshop)

Oct 7, 2019 - Oct 8, 2019
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room C

Rudolf Mößbauer Colloquium with Steven Benner (FAME)

Oct 7, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room A/B

Rudolf Mößbauer Colloquium with Barbara Imperiali (MIT)

Nov 4, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room A/B

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Education and Careers


Max Planck Schools

Max Planck Schools

Our institute is the initiator and speaker of the new Max Planck School MATTER to LIFE that wants to educate a new generation of scientists. Curious? Find all the information here.

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Apply now!

Apply now!

We are always looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic members for our institute. With the attractive city of Heidelberg and its surroundings and an excellent research environment we can offer an optimal combination of high living standards and first-class research.

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Mentoring and Career Development

Mentoring and Career Development

Talent, creativity, and passion – these are the qualities that count at our institute. As a researcher joining the MPI for Medical Research, you will work alongside scientists who are world leaders in their field. We value a culture of respect, openness and strong support for emerging talents, irrespective of background. We look forward to your contribution to our efforts towards understanding nature.

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