Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

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]


25.10.2018

European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 25 October 2018. Leading scientists representing more than 75 European plant and life sciences research centers and institutes have endorsed a position paper that urgently calls upon European policy makers to...[more]


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]


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