Public Relations

Public Relations

Information for visitors

The public relations office is the institute's central point of contact for all general questions regarding the institute and its scientific work.

Another task is the organisation of tours around the institute and its laboratories for various visitor groups.

Every year the institute participates at the Night of Science of the Goethe University Frankfurt on Riedberg campus, regularly in June. There is also a Girls' Day every year for girls from school class 7.

The Girls' Day 2022 took place on 28 April as a digital online event.

Night of Science 2022:

We participated on 24 June with three guided tours and two lectures. It was a great success with many interested participants.

NoS 22 program

Former events:

Night of Science 2021:

Die vielen Facetten der biomolekularen Simulation"

Dr. Jürgen Köfinger

Die biomolekulare Simulation ist ein wichtiges und vielseitiges Werkzeug, um die Funktionsweise komplexer biologischer Systeme aus Proteinen, DNS, RNS und Lipiden zu entschlüsseln und zu verstehen. Sie zeichnet sich unter anderem dadurch aus, Informationen aus Experiment und Theorie zu verbinden und zu ergänzen.


RNA-Forschung ist wichtiger denn je“

Dr. Nadine Schwierz

Seit die Corona-Pandemie weltweit fortschreitet hat die RNA, die seit Jahrzehnten als Brücke zwischen DNA und Proteinen bekannt ist, ihr Schattendasein aufgegeben. Auch in unserer Forschung dreht sich alles um RNA: Wir verwenden Computersimulationen um RNA zu beschreiben und zu verstehen.


Wie die Zelle ihren Müll entsorgt“

Dr. Florian Wilfling

Autophagie ist die Müllabfuhr der Zelle und als solche ein essentieller Bestandteil der zellulären Qualitätskontrolle. Die Entdeckung der Autophagie wurde 2016 mit dem Medizin-Nobelpreis geehrt. bei unserer Forschung dreht es sich darum zu verstehen, welche Bestandteile in der Zelle durch Autophagie abgebaut werden und wie diese Bestandteile für die Entsorgung erkannt werden.


Night of Science 2020:

We recorded a video which informs about the research at the Institute:


Night of Science
Girls' Day

Girls' Day

Our Girls' Day is limited to twenty participants. Two experiments in the laboratory and an exploratory walk through the Riedberg campus are planned.
Requirements: from class 7 and minimum age 12 years.

Conferences and Scientific Events

Conferences and Scientific Events

Visitors are always welcome! We would be pleased to plan a visit and/or a lecture on our research for you.

Excursions through our technical facilities

Excursions through our technical facilities

Excursions through our laboratories inspire young people for our research.

Excursions through our laboratories and technical facilities inspire pupils and students again and again to our research topics. The focus is mostly on electron microscopes. It should be noted that we have no school laboratory and no "International Research School".


From the Max Planck Society


From research directly into school
The student-teacher portal "Max-Wissen"
Films, animations, video clips, podcasts and above all the Max issues (as pdf) offer current, informative and exciting information for the classroom - free of charge and also for all science-loving citizens!
The research topics are suitable for the subjects of biology, chemistry, geography and physics. Soon also in English language.



YouTube Channel of the Max Planck Society
"Max Planck Cinema"
Current projects from basic research for pupils.
Film clips provide insights into laboratory work and interviews with scientists.

"Wissen Was"
Scientific facts on current, often controversial topics. They will be introduced and explained by Mirko Drotschmann and Cedric Engels, who, as "MrWissen2go" and "Doktor Whatson", are among the best-known knowledge-YouTubers in the German-speaking world.

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