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Honor is among the highest distinctions more

More Women in Science, please!

February 11, 2021

International Women in Science Day more

Change of Managing Director

January 01, 2021

Peter Fratzl takes over for two years more

Cellular networks in bones perform similar to brain networks more

Form shapes function: Special feature discovered in the enameloid of shark teeth more

Project „Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage“ more

Exciting short talks by female researchers - easy to understand, free of charge and open air - will be held on September 19, 2020, between 2 and 5 p.m. on Washingtonplatz at Berlin central station. more

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have developed a green and sustainable approach for selective p-xylene synthesis more

A team that is researching new concepts for biomaterials at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam won second prize of the Die Junge Akademie’s 2020 ideas competition in the category "Visions" more

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

A new technique makes it possible to image the spatial structure of polysaccharides using a scanning tunnelling microscope more

Scientists are developing a procedure whereby vaccines can be absorbed through the skin more

Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) have set a milestone by preparing the two largest carbohydrates ever assembled. Using an Automated Glycan Assembly (AGA) instrument originally developed at the institute they prepared a linear 100-mer and achieved the completion of a 151-mer multiply branched polysaccharide. Preparing defined polysaccharides provides the basis to understand how these ubiquitous biopolymers serve their roles as materials. more

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. An interdisciplinary and international research group has now shown, using atomistic simulations and model calculations, that this is apparently due to the so-called lipid aggregates that are contained in the plant sap. The modeling shows that their presence leads to the formation of growing cavities in the water column if the negative pressure is too strong. The limited suction power affects how plants can get water from drying soil. more

The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany) 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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