The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial microbiology is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and, along with it, the long-standing and successful cooperation with the Philipps-Universität.
In 2021, the Philipps-Universität Marburg honored five young researchers with the award - among them Dr. Manuel Osorio Valeriano from the research group of Max Planck Fellow Martin Thanbichler.
Methanogenic archaea use sophisticated enzyme systems to thrive in low-energy, oxygen-free environments. Researchers at the Max Planck Institutes for Terrestrial Microbiology and Biophysics have now discovered a a giant enzyme complex that holds a key mechanism for energy conservation. Their findings, published in the journal "Science", could open up new possibilities for sustainable biotechnological development.
The National Academy of Science Leopoldina honors the Max-Planck scientist for his outstanding scientific lifetime achievement.
About 100 years ago, the discovery of viruses that infect bacteria was the key to understanding the genetic information. Today bacteriophages play a leading role in some of biology’s most meaningful advances. Dr. Katharina Höfer and Prof. Gert Bange take part in a new DFG priority program that aims to investigate the relationships between viruses and their bacterial hosts.