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Stressing out about granule proteins

April 05, 2018
MPI-P group leader Sapun Parekh and Brown University Professor Nick Fawzi have received $750,000 from the Human Frontier in Science Program (HFSP) over the next 3 years to study the “Structure and biophysics of disordered domains mediating RNP granules: from atoms to cells". The HFSP Research Grants fund international (intercontinental) research teams that propose cutting edge projects, which are multidisciplinary and where the expertise of each team member is critical for the project. [more]
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Future close cooperation with Japan launched

March 29, 2018
A joint workshop between scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Janpanese Research Institute Tokyo Tech revealed many interfaces for an expansion of the scientific cooperation. [more]
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Speedy Surfaces

March 14, 2018
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, and the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, have found a new way of applying a structured coating for liquid repellency. [more]
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OLED: Nanometer-thin layer improves efficiency

March 09, 2018
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, have received an unexpected result: They have discovered a new method to improve contacts in OLEDs. This new approach leads to a higher energy efficiency and can be used in almost any organic semiconductor element. [more]
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Novel spectroscopy technique reveals water molecule dance

March 07, 2018
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have developed the novel 2D TIRV spectroscopy technique to observe coupling between intramolecular and intermolecular vibrations that make water molecules “dance”. [more]
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Collaboration with institutes in Thailand

March 02, 2018
A research delegation from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research has signed memoranda of understanding during its scientific trip to Thailand to expand collaborations on the research of nanostructures and responsive soft materials. [more]
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70 years Max Planck Society

February 26, 2018
The beginnings of a research giant: The Max Planck Society (MPG) celebrates its 70th anniversary on 26 February 2018. It was founded February 26, 1948 in Göttingen as successor organisation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society. [more]
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Printing nanoparticle shapes for medical applications 

February 22, 2018
Researchers develop new technology to print nanoparticles in different shapes a [more]
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Nanocarriers should cure grapevine trunks diseases

February 21, 2018
The funding initiative “Experiment!” of the Volkswagen Foundation (VolkswagenStiftung) supports research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research about degradable nanocarriers for plant protection. [more]
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In best circles: First integrated circuit from self-assembled polymer

February 14, 2018
For the first time, a team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany has succeeded in making an integrated circuit (IC) from just a monolayer of a semiconducting polymer via a bottom-up, self-assembly approach. [more]
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