National Projects

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics engages in numerous national collaborations, supported by renowned national third-party funding organizations such as the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH).

Below, you can find a selection of national third-party funded projects currently being implemented at the institute:

Molecular and Functional Characterization of Selective Autophagy
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Coordinating Institution: Goethe-University Frankfurt
Term: 2020–2023
Investigators: Gerhard Hummer, Ivan Đikić (Max-Planck-Fellow), Julian Langer (Adjunct Investigator)
   
Unraveling Mechanisms Driving Cellular Homeostasis, Inflammation and Infection to EnABLE New Approaches in Translational Medicine
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Coordinating Institution: Goethe-University Frankfurt
Term: 2021–2024
Investigators: Martin Beck, Gerhard Hummer  
Innovative Therapies for Human Diseases: Targeted Degradation as New Mode of Action for Drugs (PROXIDRUGS)
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Coordinating Institution: Goethe-University Frankfurt
Term: 2021–2025
Investigator: Gerhard Hummer  
Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread
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Coordinating Institution: Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
Term: 2021–2026
Investigator: Martin Beck  
Membrane-Associated Protein Assemblies, Machineries and Supercomplexes
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Coordinating Institution: Goethe-University Frankfurt
Term: 2022–2026
Investigators: Martin Beck, Gerhard Hummer, Melanie McDowell, Bonnie Murphy, Janet Vonck  
Rational engineering of proteins for novel vaccines and active ingredients
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Term: 2023–2024
Investigator: Florian Blanc  
Safeguarding the DNA with SMC complexes - SafeSMC
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Term: 2023–2025
Investigator: Biswajit Pradhan  
Polymer Concepts in Cellular Function
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Coordinating Institution: University Mainz
Term: 2023–2027
Investigator: Eugene Kim  
Small Proteins, an Unexplored World
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Term: 2017–2024
Investigator: Julian Langer  
Spatial Genome Architecture in Development and Disease
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Term: 2012–2025
Investigator: Eugene Kim  
Nanoscale Architecture and Heterogeneity of the Mitochondrial Inner Membrane 
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Term: 2023
Investigator: Lea Dietrich  
Revealing the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Vaccinia Virus mRNA Release Sites
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Term: 2023–2026
Investigator: Beata Turoňová in collaboration with Jacomine Krijnse Locker (Paul-Ehrlich-Institut)  
Elucidating the 3D structures of membrane protein complexes in sulfur metabolism, DAAD PPP Portugal
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Term: 2023-2025
Investigator: Bonnie Murphy  
awarded to Bonnie Murphy (2023) and Eugene Kim (2024)
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Term: 2023–2024
Awardees: Bonnie Murphy (2023) and Eugene Kim (2024)  
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