Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research!

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. more

News


„Forces are everywhere around us, and we couldn’t function without them."

„Forces are everywhere around us, and we couldn’t function without them."

February 08, 2019

Ada Cavalcanti-Adam, departmental group leader and head of the scientific core facility for cellular biotechnology, on her story in life sciences - an interview.

Nanopta GmbH receives second prize in the Lothar Späth Award 2018

Nanopta GmbH receives second prize in the Lothar Späth Award 2018

December 20, 2018

The prize, which is being awarded this year for the first time, went to three cooperative innovations from industry and science. Among them were the Nanopta GmbH, represented by Klaus Weishaupt and Zhaolu Diao, both of whom are in the department of Cellular Biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

<p>Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools</p>

Cooperation agreements signed for Max Planck Schools

December 14, 2018

The Max Planck Schools are international centers for postgraduate training. The cooperation agreements for launching three new Max Planck Schools have now been signed by the responsible organizations at a meeting in Berlin.

Departments of the Institute


Biomolecular<br />Mechanisms

Biomolecular
Mechanisms

Ilme Schlichting

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Cellular<br />Biophysics

Cellular
Biophysics

Joachim Spatz

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Chemical<br />Biology

Chemical
Biology

Kai Johnsson

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Optical<br />Nanoscopy

Optical
Nanoscopy

Stefan W. Hell

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Events


March PhD/Postdoc Seminar

Mar 15, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room C

Girls' und Boys' Day 2019

Mar 28, 2019 08:30 - 12:30
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room A/B

April PhD/Postdoc Seminar

Apr 12, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room C

Rudolf Mößbauer Colloquium with Avi Schroeder (TECHNION)

May 7, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room A/B

May PhD/Postdoc Seminar

May 10, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
MPI for Medical Research, Room: Seminar Room C

Publications


Education and Careers


Max Planck Schools

Max Planck Schools

Our institute is the initiator and speaker of the new Max Planck School MATTER to LIFE that wants to educate a new generation of scientists. Curious? Find all the information here.

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Apply now!

Apply now!

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.

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Mentoring and Career Development

Mentoring and Career Development

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.

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