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Self-healing seed pods

July 03, 2018
In plants of the Australian genus Banksia, special waxes seal fissures in the fruit wall [more]
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Otto Hahn Medal for Sanja Sviben

June 11, 2018
Sanja Sviben has been awarded with the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society (MPG). She will receive the award during the annual meeting of the MPG, which takes place from June 13th-14th in Heidelberg. [more]
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Fighting pathogens with sugar molecules

May 17, 2018
Sugar can have many negative effects on the body. Overconsumption can give rise to obesity, high blood pressure and even diabetes. But there is more to sugar than meets the eye. [more]
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Bernhard V.K.J. Schmidt has been awarded a Dr. Hermann Schnell Fellowship of the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker; German Chemical Society)

May 16, 2018
The chemist will receive the award at the Conference of the Division Macromolecular Chemistry of the GDCh in Karlsruhe on the 24th of September 2018, which is endowed with 3,000 EUR. [more]
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Peter H. Seeberger is under the World’s Top 25 Medicine Makers in the category „Masters of Bench“.

April 26, 2018
Peter H. Seeberger was chosen by the British journal “Medicine Maker” to be among the TOP 25 most inspirational professionals in the category „Masters of Bench“. [more]
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Prof. Dr. Helmuth Möhwald has died

March 29, 2018
The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces mourns for the loss of a long-standing founding director. [more]
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Synthetic carbohydrate wards off pneumococcal infections

March 20, 2018
Innovative vaccines can provide better protection against some forms of pneumonia and meningitis than currently available products [more]
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The science behind the image contest winners: Reshaping vesicles via deflation

March 16, 2018
The image that won third place was submitted by Ziliang Zhao, a postdoc in Rumiana Dimova’s group at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. [more]
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Bridging the gap: Multiscale Bio-Systems from Molecules to Tissues 

March 13, 2018
The graduate program of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) starts a new call for applications. [more]
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Fighting malaria with green chemical synthesis

February 26, 2018
A new production process could make the active ingredient artemisinin available to millions of malaria patients all over the world [more]
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The beginnings of a research giant

February 26, 2018
On February 26, 2018, the Max Planck Society is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its foundation [more]
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4th Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2018, 19 - 22 March 2018, Potsdam, Brandenburg (Germany)

February 19, 2018
The focus of this 4th biennial conference is on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. [more]
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Chemistry in High-Throughput

December 18, 2017
One of the BMBF NanoMatFutur grants 2017 goes to the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam. [more]
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Humboldt Research Award for Visiting Researcher Dietmar W. Hutmacher

December 13, 2017
Dietmar W. Hutmacher, distinguished professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane has been awarded one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Awards, which comes with € 60,000. [more]
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11th Potsdam young scientist award goes to Felix Bröcker

December 01, 2017
Dr. Felix Bröcker has received the 11th Potsdam young scientist award for his PhD thesis „Towards vaccines and therapeutic antibodies against Clostridium difficile based on synthetic glycans“. [more]
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Humboldt Research Award for Visiting Researcher Lei Jiang

November 16, 2017
The highly respected Chinese chemist Lei Jiang has been awarded one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Awards, which comes with € 60,000. [more]
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A stable shell for artificial cells

October 26, 2017
Scientists are developing cell-like lipid vesicles which can be populated with natural cell proteins [more]
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Stiff fibres spun from slime

October 17, 2017
Under the influence of shear forces, nanoparticles from the secretion of velvet worms form polymer fibres that can be recycled in water [more]
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Deceptive teeth

September 18, 2017
Although the dentition of the wedgefish appear designed to crush shellfish, it also eats stingrays [more]
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Humboldt Rankings 2017: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam) is ranked number two

September 04, 2017
The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm Science Park is ranked number two among the non-university research institutions and is one of the best addresses for foreign scientists in Germany [more]
 
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