Hidden DimensionsThe 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.
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.

The institute is managed collegially and combines chemical synthesis and biomimetic material development with physical characterization and theoretical modeling.Markus Antonietti - Colloid ChemistryKerstin Blank - Max Planck Research Group: Mechano(bio)chemistryPeter Seeberger - Biomolecular SystemsPeter Fratzl - BiomaterialsReinhard Lipowsky - Theory & Bio-Systems (from left to right)
The institute is managed collegially and combines chemical synthesis and biomimetic material development with physical characterization and theoretical modeling.

Markus Antonietti - Colloid Chemistry
Kerstin Blank - Max Planck Research Group: Mechano(bio)chemistry
Peter Seeberger - Biomolecular Systems
Peter Fratzl - Biomaterials
Reinhard Lipowsky - Theory & Bio-Systems (from left to right)
Vision and MissionWe 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.
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.
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.
100 years of Women’s DayWomen's Day has been held annually since 1921 and thus celebrates its 100th birthday this year. To mark this anniversary and in keeping with the theme, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces presents its 11 international female research group leaders.
100 years of Women’s Day
Women's Day has been held annually since 1921 and thus celebrates its 100th birthday this year. To mark this anniversary and in keeping with the theme, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces presents its 11 international female research group leaders.

Research

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

The Department synthesizes "customized" sugar molecules and links them with other molecular groups.

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.
The Department investigates the structure and dynamics of molecules, colloids and nanoparticles in biological and biomimetic systems.
The group investigates the influence of force on the structure and function of molecules and materials.
Graduate program, where young talented doctoral students can work on a challenging research project and develop their scientific communication and management skills.

News

As one of three award winners, Markus Antonietti receives the international research prize "Lombardia è Ricerca", endowed with 1,000,000 euros, at La Scala in Milan. The researchers have developed a process for clean energy production using "artificial photosynthesis" modeled on nature.

Recent Publications (PuRe)

Supplementary application system with more job offers at the MPIKG.

Publications


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