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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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Exploiting Big Data to create innovative materials

July 25, 2017
Twelve Max Planck Society facilities are bundling their expertise in the data-driven materials sciences [more]
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Agnes Meyer-Brandis (Germany) and the duo Otavio Schipper and Sergio Krakowski (Brazil) have been selected to participate in the artist-in-residence program KLAS  

July 13, 2017
Within KLAS the MPIs of Colloids and Interfaces and Molecular Plant Physiology invite for the first time artists to develop their own project at the Potsdam-Golm Science Park (Germany) and the University of Groningen (NL). [more]
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New production process makes medications affordable even for poorer countries

July 11, 2017
FluxPharm licenses process for the cost-effective production of active pharmaceutical ingredients [more]
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Otto Hahn Medal for Benjamin Schumann

June 22, 2017
The Max Planck Society recognizes his outstanding doctoral thesis on the development of a general chemical-immunological approach for the identification of sugar antigens as vaccine candidates against bacteria. [more]
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Otto Hahn Medal for Jaime Agudo-Canalejo

June 21, 2017
The Max Planck Society recognizes his outstanding doctoral thesis on the curvature elasticity of fluid membranes. [more]
 
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