Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

31.07.2019

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard has received the lifetime achievement award from the Society for Developmental Biology (USA)

Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard, Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Copyright: MPI for Developmental Biology

Lifetime Achievement Award for consistently outstanding research achievements[more]


25.07.2019

Public statement - Scientists call for modernisation of European genetic engineering law

European scientists appeal to the newly elected European Parliament and the European Commission to simplify the use of new precision methods for improving crop breeding in order to enable the development of sustainable...[more]


08.07.2019

Scientists identify genes that give mice longer legs

Research may have implications for small populations experiencing rapid climate change[more]


25.06.2019

Origins of the European potato dug up with plants collected by Darwin

Solanum tuberosum herbarium specimen collected in the Chonos Archipelago, Chile, by Charles Darwin on the voyage of the “Beagle”. Image by courtesy of the Cambridge University Herbarium.

Plants collected by Darwin have helped reveal the ancestry of European potatoes and solve nearly 100 years of debate on the crop’s origins[more]


11.06.2019

Ruth Ley honoured by EMBO for excellence in life science

Ruth Ley

Joining a group of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.[more]


21.05.2019

VITA (Vitalia Glöckler) und JUTTA PESCHKE

Zu den Künstlerinnen: Vitalia Glöcker (VITA) Durch ihre Werke möchte sie beim Betrachter positive Gefühle - wie Gelassenheit, Freude und Leichtigkeit - auslösen und Assoziationen wecken. Dabei lässt die Vielschichtigkeit Ihrer...[more]


06.05.2019

Fascination of Plants Day 2019

The international 'Fascination of Plants Day' is an initiative dedicated to share our enthusiasm about the beauty and importance of plants. In 2019, special events will be organized on and around May 18 - not only here, but...[more]


17.04.2019

Detlef Weigel has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cambridge, MA | April 17, 2019 – Today the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2019. This year, more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business,...[more]


08.04.2019

The Schiller Prize of the City of Marbach am Neckar 2019 will be awarded to Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

German only: Die Jury hat sich für die Tübinger Entwicklungsbiologin entschieden Der Schillerpreis der Stadt Marbach am Neckar wird 2019 an Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard verliehen. Diese Entscheidung traf die Jury unter dem ...[more]


04.04.2019

A peptide against cannibalism

The nematode Pristionchus is a predator. Here it is killing a Caenorhabditis larvae. A peptide on the body surface of its larvae keeps the worm from devouring its own offspring.

A worm whose favorite dish is – of all things - worm larvae has to take great care not to accidentally devour its own progeny. How these tiny worms of merely a millimeter in length manage to distinguish their own offspring from...[more]


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