Dr. Henrike Niederholtmeyer receives ERC Starting Grant
The Emmy-Noether-Research Group Leader receives 1.5 Mio. Euro for the development and investigation of synthetic compartments
Revealing Biochemical “Rings of Power”
Genome mining uncovers a widespread class of natural products that could be excellent candidates for future drugs
Two Heads, One Hat
A fruitful synergism of theory and experiment: combining Biology and Mathematics, researchers led by Dr. Seán Murray have uncovered a common principle of bacterial plasmid segregation.
Back to the future of Photosynthesis
The MPI-TM has undertaken a molecular journey through time: A team of researchers led by Georg Hochberg and Tobias Erb succeeded in bringing long-extinct enzymes back to life in the laboratory. The results, published in the latest issue of the journal Science, show how the central photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco was able to adapt to the presence of oxygen billions of years ago.
New Center for Microbial Research
The "Microcosm Earth Center" addresses current issues of environmental and climate microbiology