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Top funding for top researchers

March 13, 2017
The Max Planck Society congratulates the European Research Council on its tenth anniversary. Peter H. Seeberger was invited to speak in front of a high-calibre audience at the anniversary symposium in Brussels. [more]
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A sweet vaccine against pneumonia

March 09, 2017
A triple sugar induces an immune response against Streptococcus pneumoniae [more]
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Launch of Indo-German Max Planck Partner Group

March 02, 2017
The Partner Group was established between the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)-Varanasi and the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) in Potsdam. [more]
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Green chemistry from the mussel foot

March 01, 2017
The byssus threads of the common mussel are produced by a combination of self-assembly processes and biologically active steps [more]
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"Perspectives in Interface Research"

January 26, 2017
A new special issue in "Advanced Materials Interfaces" is dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI-CI) and highlights the Perspectives in Interface Research [more]
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Goethe Institut Science Film Festival - The Technology Award Winner 2016

January 23, 2017
Biomaterials – Patented Solutions from Nature: Nature produces biomaterials with the most amazing properties. Plants and animals are capable of producing complex materials such as cobwebs, wood or even the exotic glass sponge, from very few basic components. [more]
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Artist-in-Residence program at the Max Planck Institutes of Molecular Plant Physiology and Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam starts 2017

December 19, 2016
The project “Knowlegde Link through Art and Science“ (KLAS) brings innovative artists to the Potsdam-Golm Science Park. [more]
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Vaxxilon named "Science Start-Up of the Year 2016"

November 15, 2016
Under the motto "Building bridges, transcending borders", 23 start-up companies presented their research projects at the Falling Walls Venture science competition on 8 November in Berlin. [more]
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Wood and the influence of water

October 05, 2016
A model describing the water absorption of wood could contribute to the development of new wood preservatives [more]
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Sugar communication: Christoph Rademacher receives ERC Starting Grant

September 21, 2016
Over the next five years, this research budget of 1.5 Mio EUR will allow Rademacher to unravel how cells utilize sugars to communicate with one another. [more]
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+ultra. gestaltung creates knowledge

September 20, 2016
An exhibition by the Excellence Cluster »Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory« at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | 30 September 2016 to 8 January 2017 [more]
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Marine microalgae: an address plaque for calcium

August 04, 2016
A biochemical mechanism controls which nanostructures are formed in calcite-forming microorganisms [more]
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Sophia Rudorf is awarded the Michelson Award 2016

July 13, 2016
The Michelson Award appreciates the best doctoral thesis of the academic year at the University of Potsdam. [more]
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Out of the Ocean

May 12, 2016
How algae convert sea water into chalk shells which allow insights into past and future [more]
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Fighting hospital germs with sugar

May 11, 2016
A synthetic sugar-based molecule activates the immune system and could serve as a vaccine against C. difficile bacteria [more]
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Jiayin Yuan has been awarded the Dozentenpreis from the Fund of Chemical Industry

May 09, 2016
The Chemist from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces will receive the highly endowed award in Düsseldorf on 9 May 2016. [more]
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Novel therapeutics recognize sugar coat of the hospital germ C. difficile

April 19, 2016
Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have demonstrated that C. difficile bacteria can be recognized by specific sugars on their surface. [more]
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Top Three of Paper Award Selected

March 14, 2016
The 2016 Gold WITec Paper Award is presented to Admir Masic (right in image) from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) and James Weaver (middle) from Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) for their microscopic analysis of the teeth of the red sea urchin. Until August 31, 2015 Admir Masic was independent researcher at the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces. [more]
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Markus Antonietti receives Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize

January 25, 2016
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Markus Antonietti, director at the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, was awarded the Gay-Lussac Humboldt Prize. [more]
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9th Potsdam young scientist award goes to Nina Fechler

November 24, 2015
Dr. Nina Fechler, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, has received the 9th Potsdam young scientist award.  [more]
 
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