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Adaptation through symbiosis, sixty-two million years of it

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

Applications welcome now: IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

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Hassan Salem selected as EMBO Young Investigator

Hassan Salem, Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biology, is selected as part of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - Young Investigator Programme.
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Max Planck researcher Gal Ofir honored with Early Excellence in Science Award 2023

Molecular biologist Gal Ofir from the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen has been honored with the prestigious Early Excellence in Science Award for 2023 by the Bayer Foundation. Ofir uses both computational and experimental methods in the discovery of new immune mechanisms in bacteria and plants.
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“Once the environment is right, excellent science will happen” <br /><br /> 

Interview with HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Elizabeth Johnson and Moisés Expósito-Alonso 
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Innovative computational approach helps design proteins for cancer treatment

Novel framework speeds up energy calculations in protein design more

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