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New Max-Planck Research Group at MPIterMic more

iGEM-Team 2019 visited the Marburg Town Hall more

Nature`s Fantastic Four

July 08, 2019

Four amino acids are essential for the efficiency of CO2 binding enzymes more

Atomic Crystal Structure of Activated [Fe]-hydrogenase Resolved more

First functional [Mn]-hydrogenase successfully engineered more

On May 29, Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, and Dr. Ulrike Mattig, Head of Department for Non-University Research Institutions, visited the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology at the Lahnberge in Marburg. more

A new way out!

April 01, 2019

Protein secretion is used by all cells to deliver proteins to different cellular compartments. In bacteria, proteins secreted to the extracellular milieu play key roles in a multitude of important processes including virulence, biofilm formation, adhesion, interactions between bacteria in microbiomes, host-microbe interactions, adaptation and motility. In a recent publication in Nature Communications, scientists from The Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology together with scientists from the University of Montpellier describe a novel system for protein secretion by bacteria.  more

Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology receives Germany's most significant award for young scientists, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, which is jointly awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). more

In a living cell, hundreds to thousands different chemical reactions take place in parallel. However, many chemical reactions produce reactive or toxic compounds that could harm or even kill a cell. How do organisms protect themselves against such toxic intermediates? Now, scientists from the Max Planck Society discovered that some cells produce proteinaceous nano-reactors inside which they perform hazardous chemical reactions. more

Students of Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology won the international competition in the field of Synthetic Biology more

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