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Max Planck Graduate Center
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55122 Mainz / Germany

Phone: +49 6131 39-27283
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E-mail: info(at)mpgc-mainz.de

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Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have solved a controversial question concerning the melting of ice: it melts in a layer-by-layer fashion.

Publication of Impact

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have solved a controversial question concerning the melting of ice: it melts in a layer-by-layer fashion.

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MPGC-Absolvent Martin Brüggemann mit Klaus Tschira Preis ausgezeichnet

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MPGC-Absolvent Martin Brüggemann mit Klaus Tschira Preis ausgezeichnet [more]
Solids Go Bio! Enzymes belong to the most efficient catalysts known to man, but their high production costs and low stability cause severe problems. Inorganic nanoparticles on the other hand are readily available by cost-efficient synthesis and are more stable compared to their natural counterpart. In recent years, an enormous amount of inorganic nanomaterials with intrinsic enzymatic activities has been reported, which is summarized in this microreview with cover page and cover profile.

Publication of Impact

Solids Go Bio! Enzymes belong to the most efficient catalysts known to man, but their high production costs and low stability cause severe problems. Inorganic nanoparticles on the other hand are readily available by cost-efficient synthesis and are more stable compared to their natural counterpart. In recent years, an enormous amount of inorganic nanomaterials with intrinsic enzymatic activities has been reported, which is summarized in this microreview with cover page and cover profile. [more]

Welcome to the Max Planck Graduate Center Mainz

PhD and research in an interdisciplinary environment

You aim at doing a PhD thesis in a highly interdisciplinary research environment in science? You would like to study in Germany but your field of interest does not really fit with the traditional categorisation into subjects like biology, chemistry, physics or medicine?

The MPGC is a virtual department across two Max Planck Institutes and four faculties of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, created for interdisciplinary projects. We offer an advanced PhD program in these research topics to excellent candidates from all over the world. The Graduate Center has its own doctoral degree regulations, promoting interdisciplinary research, and awards the young scientists after a successful defense with the degree "Doktor rerum naturalium" (Dr. rer. nat.) of the University of Mainz complemented by the logo of the Max Planck Society.

The participating departments are:

  • Medicine (FB 04)
  • Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (FB 08)
  • Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences (FB 09)
  • Biology (FB 10)

The participating Max Planck Institutes are:

  • MPI for Chemistry (MPI-C)
  • MPI for Polymer Research (MPI-P)
 
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