Press Releases

Press Releases

The press department of the MPI-MP publishes press releases on mayor scientific discoveries, projects and events taking place at the institute. If you need additional information or material, please do not hesitate to contact the press information officers.

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Cutting-edge research in plant sciences

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam Science Park are among the most cited scientists in the world!

mersitem with and without RDR1

Viruses are a threat to all organisms, including plants. A small group of plant stem cells, however, successfully defends itself from infection. Marco Incarbone, now at MPIMP Golm, Gabriele Bradamante and their co-authors at the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology (GMI) uncovered that salicylic acid and RNA interference mediate this antiviral immunity of plant stem cells. The findings are published in PNAS on October 12.

Marion Clavel und Marco Incarbone

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology welcomes two new independent research group leaders, Dr. Marion Clavel and Dr. Marco Incarbone!

Potsdam plant scientists receive Jeff Schell Award for outstanding research achievements

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology honors excellent young scientists for their research on mobile CRISPR/Cas gene scissors and for revelations on the inheritance of plastids.

Leadership MPIMP

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI-MP) is pleased to announce that as of February 2023, the leadership team at MPI-MP is complete again. With the appointments of Prof. Dr. Claudia Köhler and Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr, the institute has succeeded in hiring two outstanding scientists who will conduct excellent plant research together with Prof. Dr. Ralph Bock.

1 billion years of abstinence

Chloroplasts finally can hope for sex! more

Breakthrough in plant breeding

Grafting and mobile CRISPR for genome editing in plants more

Some of the world’s most influential plant science happens in Potsdam

Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology rank among the world’s most cited researchers in 2022 more

Plants between light and darkness

How plants optimize photosynthesis under changing light conditions

Bayer Acquires Targenomix

Bayer Acquires Targenomix

November 10, 2022

Targenomix, a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, will contribute to Bayer’s R&D pipeline more

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