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22.07.2014 // Protein evolution follows a modular principle
At first glance, proteins that fold into a barrel-like shape (left) and proteins that fold into a sandwich-like shape (right) appear completely different. However, analyses of their amino acid sequences as well as a recently identified intermediate form (centre) have revealed similarities that suggest a common evolutionary origin.

Similarities between proteins reveal that their great diversity has arisen from smaller building blocks

05.06.2014 // Prestigious award for young scientist

Marlene Holder is awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

03.06.2014 // Eye evolution: a snapshot in time
Bristle worm Platynereis dumerilii

Scientists of the Max Planck Institute are studying the visual system of marine annelids to gain insights into the evolution of eyes

05.03.2014 // A personalized protein structure for a special birthday
The three-dimensional structure of the amino acid sequence „ANDREI-N-LVPAS“ inserted between two GCN4 adaptors is a three-helical coiled coil. Peculiarities of this structure are a bound bromide ion in the middle of the bundle and the accommodation of the amino acid proline (P), which is rarely found in natural coiled coils.

Andrei N. Lupas receives his own personalized protein structure containing his name

07.02.2014 // Two ERC Consolidator Grants for excellent research work

Awards go to the Max Planck Campus in Tuebingen, Germany

24.01.2014 // Colour matters
Spots near the midline of a Cumaná guppy male

Colourful guppy males have the highest number of offspring

07.11.2013 // One worm, two mouths
A developmental switch in Pristionchus nematodes controls the formation of teeth – an evolutionary novelty of the adult stage – that enable predatory feeding on other nematodes.

A devious evolutionary path between genetics and environment

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