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Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen

Basic Research at the Forefront of Modern Biology

Basic research at the Max Planck Institute for Biology Tübingen addresses fundamental questions in microbial, algal, plant and animal biology, including the interaction between different organisms. The approaches we use range from biochemistry, cell and developmental biology to evolutionary and ecological genetics, functional genomics and bioinformatics.

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Regulating the "internal clock”

Newly identified sensor protein influences metabolism in cyanobacteria and day-night rhythm


€10 million ERC synergy grant for internation research team

An international team from Germany, France and the US has been awarded one of the prestigious and highly competitive Synergy Grants of the European Research Council (ERC). The…


Genomes published for major agricultural weeds

Tübingen/ URBANA, Ill. – Representing some of the most troublesome agricultural weeds, waterhemp, smooth pigweed, and Palmer amaranth impact crop production systems across the U.S…