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<span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Yi Han Tan receives the 2024 Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> 

Dr. Yi Han Tan, a Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen, received the prestigious award for investigating the role of pattern recognition receptor variants in immune response and disease.

<span><span><span><span>Ruth Ley receives Advanced Grant from the European Research Council</span></span></span></span>

Max Planck Institute Director receives funding for Silent Flagellin in Chronic Inflammatory and Auto-immune Disease (SilentFlame) more

Cannibalism and Genome Duplication in Nematodes

Developmental plasticity plays a crucial role in the predatory development of Allodiplogaster sudhausi, according to experimental genetics. more

Decoding the shared genetic toolkit for male sex determination

The discovery of a master male sex gene uncovers the genetic pathways and convergent evolution linking brown algae to animals in sex determination.

Kiwi vine leaf close-up with visible damage from Pseudomomas syringae pathogen

Exploring how plant pathogens evolve through the rapid acquisition of genetic elements

Adaptation through symbiosis, sixty-two million years of it

From the Paleocene to today, leaf beetles receive a metabolic boost from their bacterial symbionts.

Tackling Human LINE-1 Reverse Transcriptase

Molecular structures and functions of the human LINE-1 Reverse Transcriptase (a.k.a. L1ORF2p) have now been unraveled in a massive international collaboration of groups from academia and industry, including the group of Oliver Weichenrieder from the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen. The results have been published in Nature today. more

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