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<span><span>Strange gut feeling</span></span>

Strange gut feeling

June 07, 2024

The lab of Alexander Meissner reveals the fate of extraembryonic cells in developing intestinal organs. more

<span><span>Bookmarking stem cells</span></span>

Bookmarking stem cells

May 23, 2024

How pluripotency is maintained in dormant embryos more

<span><span><span><span>Deciphering mechanisms of liver regeneration</span></span></span></span>

New results published in Nature more

Ways to achieve a peaceful co-existence with genomic parasites

A new mechanism to control the activity of transposable elements more

Blastocyst-stage mouse embryo and its fat deposits in green

Scientists describe the role of lipid metabolism in fueling the phenomenon of embryonic diapause. more

Group leader Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu

Scientist is among 26 new members selected this year more

Hard to drug

Hard to drug

December 04, 2023

Protein droplets reveal new ways to inhibit transcription factors in an aggressive form of prostate cancer more

Female mouse embryo consisting of 8 cells, stained for Xist (green) and an X-chromosomal gene (magenta).

Equality in gene expression

November 10, 2023

Genetic screen reveals new factor driving X-chromosome inactivation during development. more

The missing link

The missing link

September 15, 2023

Chromatin binding protein emerges as a key regulator of transcription at genes and their control elements more

Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu receives ERC Starting Grant

Project will investigate epigenetic mechanisms of embryonic diapause more

3D-reconstructed E8.5 (left) and E9.0 (right) stage embryos with six cell states highlighted in different colours (brain, heart, neural tube, somites, neuromesodermal progenitors, pre-somitic mesoderm) Each dot corresponds to a single bead. Bolondi et. al. 2023

3D atlas of gene expression offers new insight into tissue and organ development. more

The Epigenetically Dispersed Placenta

Two Molecular Opponents Keep Placental DNA in Epigenetic Suspension more

ERC Starting Grant for Daniel Ibrahim

Synthetic DNA to reveal genetic switches more

“Outstanding Paper” Prize by Scientific Journal <em>Development</em>

Study from Max Planck researchers in Berlin and Dresden recognized as most exciting work published in the journal Development more

Composite image of the Max Planck researchers who were awarded an ERC Advanced Grant 2023. From left to right: Brenda A. Schulman, MPI of Biochemistry, Sven Sturm, MPI of Nuclear Physics, Alexander Meissner, MPI of Molecular Genetics and Sami K. Solanki, MPI of Solar System Research.

Fourfold success

March 31, 2023

Four scientists can look forward to additional funding in this year's ERC Advanced Grants more

Alexander Meissner receives Advanced Grant from the European Research Council

Million-euro funding for the decoding of the cancer epigenome
  more

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

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