Annual Report 2019-2021
Our Annual Report 2019-2021 has been completed and is out now. If you are interested, you can view and download it as a PDF file by clicking on the image above. Enjoy reading!
Hidden Dimensions
The research and control of very small or very thin structures in the nano- and micrometer regime is our goal. These tiny structures determine the properties of materials and bio-systems.
A deeper understanding is the key to many innovations, such as "intelligent" biomaterials. Also on the energy production of the future, the avoidance of CO2 emissions and the development of vaccines, e.g. Malaria is being researched here.
Short Profile
The institute is managed collegially. The current Managing Director is Peter Fratzl.

Peter Seeberger - Director of the Department of Biomolecular Systems
Peter Fratzl - Director of the Department of Biomaterials
Markus Antonietti - Director of the Department of Colloid Chemistry
(from left to right)
Vision and Mission

We want to combine scientific excellence with exceptional commitment in the supervision and support of young researchers. Our mission is to build a bridge from molecules to multi-scale materials and bio-systems, while providing the best possible support for young researchers.
Potsdam Science Park: WE LIVE SCIENCE.

Here, top international research and the training of young scientists in institutes of the largest German research associations and the University of Potsdam are combined with research-related business in start-up projects and in small and medium-sized enterprises to form a high-performance location.


BiomaterialsProf. Peter Fratzl
The overarching research area of the Department is biological materials science, which connects materials science and biology in a reciprocal way.

Biomolecular SystemsProf. Peter H. Seeberger
The Department synthesizes "customized" sugar molecules and links them with other molecular groups.

Colloid ChemistryProf. Markus Antonietti
Research focuses on biomimetic systems that offer simple and sustainable solutions for global challenges such as the increasing energy demand and a global CO2 problem.


ERC Starting Grant goes to Max Planck chemist
Dr. Martina Delbianco was selected to receive a grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). Over a period of five years, the EU will fund the development of programmable carbohydrate architectures, which in the long term may result in the creation of new materials from sugar.

Recent Publications (PuRe)

Supplementary application system with more job offers at the MPIKG.

Institute Booklet
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