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Put into the right light - Reproducible and sustainable coupling reactions

July 07, 2020
Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam are developing improved methods for coupling reactions with light by targeted control of the catalyst activity. [more]
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Mapping sugar

July 01, 2020
A new technique makes it possible to image the spatial structure of polysaccharides using a scanning tunnelling microscope [more]
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Corona: vaccination without a needle?

May 13, 2020
Scientists are developing a procedure whereby vaccines can be absorbed through the skin [more]
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Largest Synthetic Polysaccharide Assembled

April 29, 2020
Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) have set a milestone by preparing the two largest carbohydrates ever assembled. [more]
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What limits the suction power of plants?

April 27, 2020
Plants suck water from the soil by means of negative pressure. So far, it has been an unsolved mystery why the pressure value does not fall below about -100 bar. [more]
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Images of Science

April 21, 2020
Invitation to an online exhibition with piano music. [more]
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Artemisia annua to be tested against COVID-19

April 08, 2020
The MPI of Colloids and Interfaces will collaborate with ArtemiLife Inc., a US based company and medical researchers in Denmark and Germany to test Artemisia annua plant extract and artemisinin derivatives in laboratory cell studies against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). [more]
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ERC Advanced Grants for six Max Planck researchers

April 02, 2020
Research Council ERC awards grants of up to 2.5 million euros each [more]
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ERC Advanced Grant 2020 for Brandenburg-based Chemist Markus Antonietti

March 31, 2020
The Materials Chemist Markus Antonietti of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm received the rare distinction of an ERC Advanced Grant. [more]
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Biophysical Society's Annual Art of Science Image Contest: Third place for "Phoenix Reborn" by Ziliang Zhao

March 30, 2020
Ziliang Zhao, postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, took some time to provide information about the image and the science it represents. [more]
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Advancing, enabling and democratizing chemical synthesis

March 18, 2020
A new automated, remotely accessible platform allows single- and multistep synthesis without requiring physical manipulation of the instrument between processes. [more]
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How curved are your bones?

March 06, 2020
Researchers find smart bones curve to protect against fracture [more]
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Bacterium makes complex loops

February 24, 2020
Research team analyses flagellar locomotion [more]
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"Make two out of one" - Division of Artificial Cells

February 19, 2020
Max Planck scientists uncover a novel and generic mechanism for the division of artificial cells into two daughter cells. [more]
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Let’s build a cell

January 23, 2020
Dresden and Potsdam researchers engineer a minimal synthetic cellular system to study basic cell function [more]
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Dynamic liquid colloids: Lukas Zeininger receives funding from the DFG to establish an Emmy Noether Research Group

January 14, 2020
The German Research Foundation (DFG) funds a new Emmy Noether junior research group within the Colloid Chemistry department at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam. [more]
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Diagnostics for everyone

October 14, 2019
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam present a cost-effective machine for the production of microarrays. These are indispensable for the research of new vaccines. [more]
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Tacalyx Raises €7 Million in Seed Funding to Generate First in Class Anti-TACA Antibodies for Cancer Treatment

September 25, 2019
Tacalyx, a spin-out of the MPI of Colloids and Interfaces, will use the proceeds to advance its discovery plattform, progress obtained leads towards candidate selection and start its preclinical development. [more]
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"Form is function"

September 11, 2019
Liquid-like tissue behavior is a key principle for the formation of structures in biological systems. [more]
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A model takes shape

September 05, 2019
Rumiana Dimova, group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and Carlos Marques, CNRS Senior Scientist at the Charles Sadron Institute in Strasbourg, publish "The Giant Vesicle Book". [more]
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