Inflammation kept in check:
During an inflammatory reaction, white blood cells travel from the blood vessel into the inflammation site. A certain protein bridles the inflammation process and prevents damage
How bones grow:
Max Planck scientists discover new blood vessel type that is responsible for bone formation
Inconspicuous, but highly sought-after:
Embryonic stem cells are able to transform themselves into more than 200 types of body cells
Seeing is believing:
Lucent proteins in various colours now also visualise whole tissues, single cell types or certain molecules in the living tissue
Welcome at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster
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We are an international team of scientists dedicated to exploring some of the most exciting and challenging questions of life.
Our topics range from stem cell research and the investigation of mechanisms that control the formation of blood vessels to research on inflammation processes.
We cooperate with scientists all over the world – including the University of Münster, Harvard Medical School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
We offer young scientists an excellent foundation for a successful career in science – for instance as PhD students at the international graduate school IMPRS.
At our institute, science does not take place in an ivory tower. We help to make research understandable and transparent for a broad public with guided tours, lectures, press releases and projects such as the stem cell portal Zellux.
Frontier Seminar Series: With the Frontier Seminar Series, we offer a cross-disciplinary cutting-edge seminar series. We invite pioneers from leading research institutions in Germany and abroad, who talk about their science and illustrate different attractive career paths. The Frontier Seminars are open to scientists from other research institutions!