Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry (MPI-BIOCHEM)
Scientists at the MPI for Biochemistry are investigating proteins, the main actors in all cellular processes — without them our organism with its complex processes would not function. The researchers are addressing the following questions, among others: What decides whether and out of which genes proteins are produced? How do proteins control highly complex cell processes? How do cells communicate with each other? Which control mechanisms are effective and what happens in the event of errors? These are just some of the aspects that are being researched at the MPIB.
Another important research aspect is biomedical basic research. Disturbances in cellular signal transmission or defective protein structures can lead to diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease. The research work at the MPI for Biochemistry thus also helps to better understand the development of these diseases and to provide the basis for new therapeutic strategies.