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Pimp your Brain!

In the video series "Pimp your brain!" scientists explain techniques they use in the labs and what simple but genius ideas are hiding behind complicated science terms.

Pimp your brain!

In the video series "Pimp your brain!" scientists explain techniques they use in the labs and what simple but genius ideas are hiding behind complicated science terms.

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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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Otto Hahn Medal for Sanja Sviben

June 11, 2018
Sanja Sviben has been awarded with the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society (MPG). She will receive the award during the annual meeting of the MPG, which takes place from June 13th-14th in Heidelberg. The society recognizes her outstanding doctoral thesis on the investigation of the mechanisms and the machinery underlying the biomineralization of calcium carbonate in coccolithophorid algae. [more]
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eForFuel: Fuels from CO2 and Electricity

June 04, 2018
eForFuel is an exciting EU-funded research and innovation action that seeks to provide a sustainable replacement of fossil fuels by using electricity and microorganisms to convert CO2 into renewable fuels. [more]
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Mistletoe – Founder of lifelong relationships is a clever parasite

May 14, 2018
Living on a host tree saves energy for the European Mistletoe [more]
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Tobacco for Health with New Plant Breeding Techniques

February 26, 2018
BY: Diego Orzaez and Markus Schmidt [more]
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What's inside the tomato?

February 16, 2018
Breeding has had influenced the chemical composition and taste of tomato [more]
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Salmon-pink tobacco

November 30, 2017
How plants can be transformed into bio-factories [more]
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Fine Art Prints

September 01, 2017
Surfaces with unusual structures, minimalist urban silhouettes - Christof Wegner exhibition at the Max Planck campus [more]
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The sweet potato and it´s evolutionary traces

August 23, 2017
Scientists from China and Germany announced the sequence of the hexaploid sweet potato [more]
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Self-defense for plants

August 10, 2017
A clever strategy to protect plants against herbivores could be used as an attractive alternative to chemical pest control [more]
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Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Germany) and the duo Otavio Schipper and Sergio Krakowski (Brazil) have been selected to participate in the artist-in-residence program KLAS

July 13, 2017
Within KLAS – “Knowledge Link through Art and Science” – the Max Planck Institutes of Colloids and Interfaces and Molecular Plant Physiology invite for the first time contemporary artists to develop their own project at the Potsdam-Golm Science Park (Germany) and the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). In the course of this eight month pioneering project, artists will work side by side with researchers in order to develop a new artwork bridging contemporary art practices and scientific research. [more]
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