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Di Russo, J.; Young, J. L.; Balakrishnan , A.; Benk, A. S.; Spatz, J. P.: NTA-Co3+-His6 versus NTA-Ni2+-His6 mediated E-Cadherin surface immobilization enhances cellular traction. Biomaterials, 042, pp. 1 - 24 (2018)
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Heimes, M.; Kolmar, L.; Brieke, C.: Efficient cosubstrate enzyme pairs for sequence-specific methyltransferase-directed photolabile caging of DNA. Chemical Communications (2018)
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Fratini, M.; Wiegand, T.; Funaya, C.; Jiang, Z.; Pranav, S. N.M.; Spatz, J. P.; Cavalcanti-Adam, E. A.; Boulant , S.: Surface immobilization of viruses and nanoparticles elucidates early events in clathrin-mediated endocytosis. ACS infectious diseases e-pup, 134, pp. 1 - 50 (2018)
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Yu, Q.; Xue, L.; Hiblot, J.; Griss , R.; Fabritz, S.; Roux, C.; Binz, P.-A.; Haas, D.; Okun, J. G.; Johnsson, K.: Semisynthetic sensor proteins enable metabolic assays at the point of care. Science 361 (6407), pp. 1122 - 1126 (2018)

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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.
 
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We asked our group leader Thomas Barends about his career in science and what drives him and his research. Take a look at the complete interview here.

„It reminded me of science fiction stories about alien forms of life”

November 06, 2018

We asked our group leader Thomas Barends about his career in science and what drives him and his research. Take a look at the complete interview here.
The Max Planck Institute for Medical Research is the initiator and speaker of the Max Planck School MATTER to LIFE. The Max Planck Schools are a new, joint initiative of the Max Planck Society, German universities and non-university research organizations. They give graduate education in Germany a completely new direction with a new concept uniquely attractive for outstanding doctoral candidates worldwide. Find more information here.

Max Planck School Matter to Life - Apply now!

The Max Planck Institute for Medical Research is the initiator and speaker of the Max Planck School MATTER to LIFE. The Max Planck Schools are a new, joint initiative of the Max Planck Society, German universities and non-university research organizations. They give graduate education in Germany a completely new direction with a new concept uniquely attractive for outstanding doctoral candidates worldwide. Find more information here. [more]
 
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