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.
Michelle Frei, former PhD student of Kai Johnsson in the Department of Chemical Biology, was granted the Distinction Top 8% of EDCH Doctoral Program Thesis. The program for chemistry and chemical engineering at EPFL honors very high quality theses once a year to highlight scientific excellence of their candidates.
Christopher J. Chang, professor of chemistry at the University of Berkeley, was awarded the Humboldt Research Award. The award, honoring internationally recognized researchers, includes a stay at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg where Chang will be hosted by Professor Kai Johnsson.
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.
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.