Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics!The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics focuses on investigating the structure and function of proteins that are embedded in cellular membranes. Membrane proteins functioning as channels, transporters, or molecular sensors mediate the exchange of matter and information between cells and their environment.
Martin Beck awarded Feldberg Prize 2024With the prestigious award, the Feldberg Foundation promotes the scientific exchange between Germany and Great Britain. The foundation awards the prize each year to two excellent researchers from the field of experimental medicine, one from Germany and one from the United Kingdom (UK).
Eugene Kim receives prestigious ERC Starting GrantA research proposal aiming to unravel the mechanisms that regulate the organization of genetic material in the cell nuclei of living organisms has earned our research group leader Eugene Kim one of the highly prestigious Starting Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Congratulations!
What Is the Right Career Path for Me?Researchers can choose from a great variety of career paths. Postdoc Laura Tesmer has decided a long time ago to pursue a career in industry, even before starting her PhD. Read here about the benefits of this career path and why Laura thinks it suits her well.
Why Balázs Fábián Chose the Academic Career PathThe academic career path remains one of the most desirable ones among scientists. Why is that? We asked our postdoc Balázs Fábián, who was recently awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. Academic research has been deeply close to his heart since he started working on his Bachelor thesis 10 years ago. Read here why.
Publications in 2021
380 (6647), eadf2018 (2023)An abundance of free regulatory (19S) proteasome particles regulates neuronal synapses. Science
Heteromeric clusters of ubiquitinated ER-shaping proteins drive ER-phagy. Nature (2023)
Ubiquitination regulates ER-phagy and remodelling of endoplasmic reticulum. Nature, pp. 1 - 8 (2023)
13, 8270 (2023)Selecting optimal support grids for super-resolution cryogenic correlated light and electron microscopy. Scientific Reports
13, 8100 (2023)Testing pseudotopological and nontopological models for SMC-driven DNA loop extrusion against roadblock-traversal experiments. Scientific Reports