04.05.2018

Ruth Ley receives the Ernst Jung-Prize for Medicine 2018

Tübingen, May 4th, 2018. The Jung Foundation for Science and Research in Hamburg announced that the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2018 will be shared by Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley, Director of the Department of Microbiome Science at the...[more]


20.04.2018

One step closer to reality

The software "PyFRAP" is an accurate and reliable tool for the analysis of molecular movement, employing numerical simulations rather than simplified assumptions [more]


26.03.2018

Detlef Weigel will receive the Barbara McClintock Prize 2019

Announcement of the Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies awardee 2019 [more]


20.03.2018

Breaking species barriers by “breeding” mice in a dish

Breakthrough in stem cell techniques allows genetic studies between mouse species without crosses[more]


09.03.2018

Why the World Looks Stable While We Move

The experimental setup relies on computer-controlled air cushions to stabilise the test subject's head within the fMRI scanner. This allows scanning the moving head. LEDs are used as reference points to measure head movements and adapt the VR feed accordingly. Image: CIN, Universität Tübingen

Tübingen Neuroscientists investigate the interaction of visual perception and head movements with functional magnetic resonance imaging[more]


08.03.2018

International Virtual Reality Conference “IEEE VR 2018” comes to Reutlingen, Germany

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Virtual Reality Lab. Picture: Berthold Steinhilber / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

IEEE VR 2018 is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO Stuttgart [more]


23.02.2018

Scientists create ‘Evolutionwatch’ for plants

Tübingen, 23rdth  February 2018.  Scientists are giving plant collections from museums a new lease of life with ‘Evolutionwatch’ – a new way to study evolution in action.  Using a hitchhiking weed, scientists from...[more]


18.12.2017

Smart Health: 2 million euros in funding for new electronic systems for intelligent medical technology

CorTec Brain Interchange, an implantable technology, can measure and stimulate brain activity for long-term use.

Professor Klaus Scheffler plans to develop and test new electronic systems in active implants - Innovative funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)[more]


18.12.2017

Life on the edge prepares plants for climate change

Tübingen, 18th  December 2017.  In the first study to predict whether different populations of the same plant species can adapt to climate change, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology...[more]


27.10.2017

Bernhard Schölkopf receives Leibniz Prize 2018

Germany's most prestigious research funding prize - €2.5 million each for outstanding research work[more]


28.11.2017

The catch-up or fallback illusion

PD Dr. Tobias Meilinger / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Why we accidentally slow-down people on the motorway and lose football matches[more]


27.10.2017

From small to not so pixel-perfect large

Photo: EnhanceNet-PAT is capable of upsampling a low-resolution image (left) to a high definition version (middle). The result is indistinguishable from the original image (right).

The Algorithm EnhanceNet-PAT is OK not being perfect – but shows a better result[more]


27.10.2017

Philipp Hennig receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant

Philipp Hennig, Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen

Max Planck Research Group Leader Philipp Hennig will use the five-year funding with a total of 1.45 million Euros for his “Probabilistic Automated Numerical Analysis in Machine learning and Artificial intelligence (PANAMA)”...[more]


25.10.2017

Patrick Müller receives the „EMBO Young Investigator” Award

Tübingen, 25th October 2017. Patrick Müller, group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, is one of the “EMBO Young Investigators” 2017. EMBO announces today the selection of 28 young scientists as EMBO Young Investigators....[more]


23.10.2017

Amazon wants to join Cyber Valley

In Cyber Valley, partners from science and industry are advancing research into AI and robotics. The technology company Amazon now wants to join this research cooperation.

The technology company is supporting the research collaboration on AI initiated by the Max Planck Society[more]


20.10.2017

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard - passion, creativity and verve for biological research

Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard turns 75 today[more]


04.10.2017

"Türen auf für die Maus"!

Am gestrigen Tag der Deutschen Einheit hieß es am Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie "Türen auf für die Maus"! [more]


29.09.2017

Good User Interfaces for Automated Driving Continues to be Necessary

Best paper award for scientists Dr Lewis Chuang and Ms. Christiane Glatz from the Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen[more]


21.08.2017

Neglected diseases: Dogs are a possible source of for zoonotic strongyloidiasis

People and their dogs - a relationship with side effects[more]


20.07.2017

Precision breeding needed to adapt corn to climate change, ancient samples show

It took 2000 years to successfully grow maize in northern climates, according to new findings in Science. We don’t have that long to adapt today’s crops to climate change.[more]


20.07.2017

Dissertation award from the Reinhold-und-Maria-Teufel-Foundation goes to Danelle Seymour (copy 1)

Former Max Planck PhD student honored for her PhD thesis in genetics and genomics of plants [more]


12.07.2017

A beacon of light for artificial intelligence

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems is celebrating the opening of its new building in Tübingen[more]


26.06.2017

Prestigious Otto Hahn Medal for young scientist

Manuela Kieninger is awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society[more]


19.06.2017

Mastermind

Peeping into the brain with fNIRS: the color of the blots indicates blood flow in that area of the cortex (image courtesy of the visualization tool QVis, see: http://bit.ly/2q8te2v). Photo: Daniel Diers @ MPI for Biological Cybernetics

Predicting decisions by taking a glimpse into the brain[more]


19.06.2017

Wei Ding awarded Best Bioinformatics e-Poster Prize

PhD student receives prize for presentation of interactive computer program analyzing bacterial genomes[more]


05.04.2017

The pretense of movement: why do we get Cyber-sick?

Dr. Suzanne Nooij in the panoramic lab of the MPI

Motion sickness is an ancient phenomenon, which also occurs in modern virtual reality environments. [more]


22.02.2017

Regionale Forschungsallianz: 900.000 Euro Startkapital für Projekt zur Sicherung stabiler Erträge im Pflanzenanbau

Forscherverbund unter Federführung der Universität Hohenheim erhält Förderung aus Landesprogramm „Regionale Forschungsallianzen“ / Projektpartner: Universität Tübingen und Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie Tübingen[more]


01.02.2017

Two types of stress in the ocean

Figure 1 From left to right: an annelid worm, a penis worm, and an acorn worm. These animals are very distantly related to each other but all have the stress hormone noradrenaline, previously known only to exist in vertebrates. Credit: John Gerhart acorn worm image; Mattias Hogvall penis worm image.

Tübingen researchers discover that many marine animals use the stress hormone noradrenaline[more]


16.01.2017

1.2 million euros funding for new imaging technology in brain research

Caption: Activation of the visual cortex by presentation of a changing checkerboard pattern in humans measured at 9.4T. The red-labeled activation is based on a new approach (balanced steady state free precession) which allows an improved detection of the vascular response of cortical micro vessels. Photo: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Professor Klaus Scheffler wants to test new methods in magnetic resonance imaging[more]


15.12.2016

Go ahead for Cyber Valley

Artificial intelligence finds a home. Science and industry come together to research and develop intelligent systems in the Stuttgart-Tübingen region - copyright Urheber der Bilder: MPI-IS / W. Scheible

Science and industry form one of Europe's largest research partnerships in artificial intelligence[more]


14.12.2016

Nikos Logothetis hält an seiner Entscheidung fest

Aufgrund immer wieder eintreffender Nachfragen möchten wir zur Forschung mit nicht-humanen Primaten am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik in Tübingen den aktuellen Sachstand zusammenfassen.[more]


29.11.2016

Uploading data to the brain

Learning a language with one click?[more]


17.11.2016

Ruth E. Ley im Interview bei Gert Scobel (3sat)

Dr. Ruth E. Ley, Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie, live im Wissensmagazin scobel auf 3sat zu sehen (Urheber: Kirk McKoy Photography)

Das rätselhafte Leben in uns - TV-Sendung vom 17.11.2016[more]


08.10.2016

The Paralympics are over - the Cybathlon starts!

The pilot Sebastian Reul of the "Athena-Minerva-Team", that participated in the "Brain-Computer-Interface Race" (Picture credit: ETH Zurich, Nicola Pitaro).

CYBATHLON Championship for Athletes with Disabilities[more]


01.09.2016

Orientation without a master plan

A volunteer walking through virtual corridors. (C) Matthias Hohmann / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany

Human spatial memory is made up of numerous individual maps[more]


26.07.2016

Body Talk: A New Crowdshaping Technology Uses Words to Create Accurate 3D Body Models

A breakthrough in our shared understanding, perception, and description of human body shape brings new alternatives to 3D body scanning[more]


18.07.2016

Bernhard Schölkopf has been elected member of the "Leopoldina"

Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences [more]


20.05.2016

International Team of Scientists decodes genomic Diversity of Plants

Prof. Detlef Weigel in his lab (Copyright: Jörg Abendroth/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

Extensive variation revealed in 1001 genomes and epigenomes of Arabidopsis [more]


20.05.2016

The Neanderthal amongst plants

In the “1001 Genome Project”, genome sequences of over 1000  Arabidopsis-specimen have been analyzed. Jörg Abendroth/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

International research consortium publishes data on the genomic diversity from over 1000 plants[more]


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