Filling the gap in the Metallacrown Family:

March 19, 2021
The 9‐MC‐3 Chromium Metallacrown

New MPGC Speaker

November 25, 2020
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pöschl elected as new MPGC spokesperson

Protective Shield

October 26, 2020
A membrane-attached protein protects bacteria and chloroplasts from stress

Upcoming seminars


Olga Lozhkina: Geometrical improvement of magnetic domain wall rotation sensors

Dedicated to the work principles of the giant magnetoresistance multiturn counter and possible ways to improve its performance, which includes both optimizitaion of the sensor shape and magnetic wire width modulation. 


Nadir Möller: Investigations on the Origins of Diffuio-Phoretic Motions via Active Chemical Sources

Diffusiophoresis, first described by Derjaguin et al. (1947), refers to particle motions driven by chemical gradients. With the aid of tracer velocimetry data and a 3-channel pH micro photometry experiment, both the underlying chemical gradient and resulting flow field can be mapped. Systems of interest are microfluidic devices employing large ion-exchange membranes as well as pH gradient-driven microswimmers.


Nadine Bobon: The role of liquid-liquid phase separation at chromosome ends

I will show first results that liquid-liquid phase separation could play a role in clustering telomeres at the nuclear envelope. The interaction between telomeres and the NE is mainly based on hydrophobic interactions, which can be perturbed by Hexanediol or by mutations of the hydrophobic interacting sites in fission yeast.


Ndjali Quarta: Structure and dynamics of membrane bound IM30

IM30 is a protein involved in thylakoid membrane biogenesis and maintenance. IM30 forms large homooligomeric ring structures in solution and disassembles into carpet-like structures on lipid membranes. Membrane bound structures and the role of the intrinsically disordered regions (IDR) in IM30 are studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM) in combination with other biochemical and biophysical techniques.

Participating departments


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Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science 

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Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences

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Participating Max Planck Institutes

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

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