Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

19.07.2018

A plant species with the genetic diversity to withstand climate change

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 19 July 2018. Global climate change can have catastrophic consequences for many species, but a few might have the ability to survive or even thrive. Plants (and all organisms) have two options for responding to climate...[more]


17.07.2018

300,000 year standoff could be key to crop pathogen control

Tübingen, 17 July 2018. Researchers in the laboratory of Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology discovered a feud going back 300,000 years by studying a common pathogenic bacterium and one of the wild...[more]


16.07.2018

1.5 million Euros for research on the evolution of proteins

Research consortium receives funding from Volkswagen Foundation[more]


09.07.2018

Fit for the job!

Following the motto "Fit for the job", the organizing team of the health day on 5 July put together a packed and attractive program and dedicated the whole day to the topic of health. Health is more than just proper...[more]


04.05.2018

Ruth Ley receives the Ernst Jung-Prize for Medicine 2018

Tübingen, May 4th, 2018. The Jung Foundation for Science and Research in Hamburg announced that the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2018 will be shared by Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley, Director of the Department of Microbiome Science at the...[more]


20.04.2018

One step closer to reality

The software "PyFRAP" is an accurate and reliable tool for the analysis of molecular movement, employing numerical simulations rather than simplified assumptions [more]


26.03.2018

Detlef Weigel will receive the Barbara McClintock Prize 2019

Announcement of the Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies awardee 2019 [more]


20.03.2018

Breaking species barriers by “breeding” mice in a dish

Breakthrough in stem cell techniques allows genetic studies between mouse species without crosses[more]


23.02.2018

Scientists create ‘Evolutionwatch’ for plants

Tübingen, 23rdth  February 2018.  Scientists are giving plant collections from museums a new lease of life with ‘Evolutionwatch’ – a new way to study evolution in action.  Using a hitchhiking weed, scientists from...[more]


18.12.2017

Life on the edge prepares plants for climate change

Tübingen, 18th  December 2017.  In the first study to predict whether different populations of the same plant species can adapt to climate change, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology...[more]


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