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Brieke, C.; Tarnawski, M.; Greule, A.; Cryle, M. J.: Investigating Cytochrome P450 specificity during glycopeptide antibiotic biosynthesis through a homologue hybridization approach. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (2018)
Göpfrich, K.; Platzman, I.; Spatz, J. P.: Mastering Complexity: Towards Bottom-up Construction of Multifunctional Eukaryotic Synthetic Cells. Trends in Biotechnology, pp. 1 - 14 (2018)
Grünbein, M. L.; Shoeman, R. L.; Doak, B.: Velocimetry of fast microscopic liquid jets by nanosecond dual-pulse laser illumination for megahertz X-ray free-electron lasers. Optics Express 26 (6), pp. 7190 - 7203 (2018)
Vlijm, R.; Lic , X.; Panicc, M.; Rüthnickc, D.; Hatac, S.; Herrmannsdörfere, F.; Kunere, T.; Heilemanne, M.; Engelhardt, J.; Hell, S. W. et al.; Schiebel, E.: STED nanoscopy of the centrosome linker reveals a CEP68-organized, periodic rootletin network anchored to a C-Nap1 ring at centrioles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115 (10), pp. E2246 - E2253 (2018)


At the MPI for Medical Research, physicists, chemists and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to basic medical science. With the arrival of three new directors in 2015/16, the institute has a new unifying theme: observing and controlling the vastly complex macromolecular interactions in the context of cells - both in health and disease. The presently four departments contribute to this goal through their complementary expertise: optical microscopy with nanometer resolution (Stefan Hell), the design of chemical reporter molecules (Kai Johnsson), macromolecular structure determination (Ilme Schlichting), cellular, materials and biophysical sciences  (Joachim Spatz). The institute has a distinguished history of fundamental breakthroughs, evidenced by six Nobel Prizes awarded to its researchers since its foundation. [more]

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