Lars Agenent Awarded the Leibniz PriceMax Planck Fellow Lars Angenent has been awarded the Leibniz Prize for his outstanding work in the field of environmental biotechnology, which has made key contributions to microbial electrochemistry.
Basic Research at the Forefront of Modern BiologyBasic research at the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen addresses fundamental questions in microbial, algal, plant and animal biology, including the interaction between different organisms. The approaches we use range from biochemistry, cell and developmental biology to evolutionary and ecological genetics, functional genomics and bioinformatics.
Scientific DepartmentsThe institute currently has five active departments, each led by a Director: Protein Evolution (Andrei Lupas), Microbiome Research (Ruth Ley), Integrative Evolutionary Biology (Ralf Sommer), Algal Development and Evolution (Susana Coelho), and Molecular Biology (Detlef Weigel).
Independent Research GroupsIn addition, we host three independent research groups outside the departments, which extend and complement the departments’ scientific directions.
Friedrich Miescher LaboratoryThe Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society is affiliated to the MPI for Biology and hosts four independent Research Groups
Cutting-Edge TechnologyThe Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen is in the exceptional position to utilize latest technologies for its research. This enables us to provide unparalleled results at the forefront of modern biology.
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Max Planck Fellow Lars Angenent has been awarded the Leibniz Prize for his outstanding work in the field of environmental biotechnology, which has made key contributions to microbial electrochemistry.