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Two images of nuclei – on the left, it is stained green throughout, the nucleolus clearly demarcated in pink. On the right, the green material has settled around the pink spots.

Malfunction of cellular condensates is a disease mechanism relevant for congenital malformations, common diseases, and cancer more

The image shows a tile with pictures of 10 Max Planck researchers who were successful in the 2022 ERC Consolidator Grant award process. They are Annalisa Pillepich, MPI for Astronomy, Philip J.W. Moll, MPI for Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Simone Kuehn, MPI for Education Research, Joshua Wilde, MPI for Demographic Research Meritxell Huch, MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dora Tang, MPI for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Aljaz Godec, MPI for Multidisciplinary Natural Sciences, Stéphane Hacquard, MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Hiroshi Ito, MPI for Brain Research, and Daniel Schramek, MPI for Molecular Genetics.

This result puts Max Planck in second place in a Europe-wide comparison more

The architecture of shattered genomes

Hunting for disease clues in the dark matter of our DNA more

An experienced manager in charge of the Institute's administration

Claudia Thurow is the new Head of Administration at the MPIMG more

Unexpected Help

Unexpected Help

December 06, 2022

Drug for liver disease could protect against infection with SARS-CoV-2 and help COVID-19 patients more

Zombie viruses on a hijacking trip

Ancient, dormant sequences in the genome impact embryonic development in unexpected ways more

Illustration showing a tangle of DNA helices and triangular shapes, one of which is breaking up into pieces

Layers of gene control allow DNA to flexibly add new information more

“We fell in love with the city”

Stem Cell Researcher Ludovic Vallier is a new Max Planck Fellow at MPIMG more

Farbiges Diagramm von Genen in einer Punktwolke

New method facilitates identification of cell-type specific genes in single-cell data more

Section of a microscopy image, the typical layers of the cerebral cortex are visible.

Organoids that mimic human brain cortex in development and disease more

Photo for the Annual General Meeting: the silhouette of Berlin

The organisation's 73rd Annual Meeting will also see the announcement of the new President-Elect more

Portrait of Prof. Stefan Mundlos

The genomics of evolution: how bats learned to fly more

Three generations in the lab

Three generations in the lab

February 18, 2022

Student internship at the Institute more

Plot with different colored lines among each other with increasing intensity

Inventory and prediction of enhancer sequences in the mouse genome more

Unmuting the genome

Unmuting the genome

January 12, 2022

Epigenetic mechanisms for parent-specific genetic activation decoded more

Division of labor among genetic switches

Combination of switches deactivates surplus X chromosome at just the right time more

Edda Schulz honored with the EMBO Young Investigator award

Berlin research group leader among Europe's best life scientists more

Exploring the current paradigm of gene regulation

How much tissue-specific information is contained in enhancer sequences? more

An indispensable pitstop for the gene copy machine

How a protein helps making clean working copies of genes more

A separate room for essential genes

Large number of developmental genes occupy DNA loops only by themselves more

Leopoldina honors human geneticist Stefan Mundlos

Researcher receives Mendel Medal for findings on gene regulation and genetic skeletal malformations more

Prior exposure to common cold coronaviruses enhances immune response to SARS-CoV-2

Scientists observe cross-immunity against the coronavirus more

Enzyme silences virus-like sequences

Methyltransferase Dnmt1 is not only responsible for maintenance more

Difficult decisions in the cell nucleus

Inactivation of the X chromosome is more dynamic and complex than previously thought more

Early sex differences

Early sex differences

April 30, 2021

X-chromosomal influence makes female embryos grow more slowly more

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