22.08.2019

Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases

International study provides a blueprint for disease surveillance in plants[more]


31.07.2019

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard has received the lifetime achievement award from the Society for Developmental Biology (USA)

Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard, Nobel Laureate and Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Copyright: MPI for Developmental Biology

Lifetime Achievement Award for consistently outstanding research achievements[more]


25.07.2019

Public statement - Scientists call for modernisation of European genetic engineering law

European scientists appeal to the newly elected European Parliament and the European Commission to simplify the use of new precision methods for improving crop breeding in order to enable the development of sustainable...[more]


19.12.2018

Science clears up the macho cliché

The brain does not discriminate - Tübinger Neuroscientists found: Brain activity associated with sexual arousal is equal in men and women. Image courtesy of Marc Arthofer, design hoch drei GmbH

Sexual excitability is not a question of gender[more]


08.07.2019

Scientists identify genes that give mice longer legs

Research may have implications for small populations experiencing rapid climate change[more]


25.06.2019

Origins of the European potato dug up with plants collected by Darwin

Solanum tuberosum herbarium specimen collected in the Chonos Archipelago, Chile, by Charles Darwin on the voyage of the “Beagle”. Image by courtesy of the Cambridge University Herbarium.

Plants collected by Darwin have helped reveal the ancestry of European potatoes and solve nearly 100 years of debate on the crop’s origins[more]


11.06.2019

Ruth Ley honoured by EMBO for excellence in life science

Ruth Ley

Joining a group of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.[more]


06.06.2019

New Humboldt Professor is a perfect fit with Tübingen research

Peter Dayan, Photo: Thomas S.G. Farnetti

Peter Dayan to strengthen partnership between University and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics[more]


21.05.2019

VITA (Vitalia Glöckler) und JUTTA PESCHKE

Zu den Künstlerinnen: Vitalia Glöcker (VITA) Durch ihre Werke möchte sie beim Betrachter positive Gefühle - wie Gelassenheit, Freude und Leichtigkeit - auslösen und Assoziationen wecken. Dabei lässt die Vielschichtigkeit Ihrer...[more]


16.05.2019

Inauguration of Prof. Logothetis in Athens

University of Athens awarded Nikos Logothetis Distinguished Honorary Professor and Doctorate [more]


06.05.2019

Fascination of Plants Day 2019

The international 'Fascination of Plants Day' is an initiative dedicated to share our enthusiasm about the beauty and importance of plants. In 2019, special events will be organized on and around May 18 - not only here, but...[more]


17.04.2019

Detlef Weigel has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cambridge, MA | April 17, 2019 – Today the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of its new members for 2019. This year, more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business,...[more]


08.04.2019

The Schiller Prize of the City of Marbach am Neckar 2019 will be awarded to Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

German only: Die Jury hat sich für die Tübinger Entwicklungsbiologin entschieden Der Schillerpreis der Stadt Marbach am Neckar wird 2019 an Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard verliehen. Diese Entscheidung traf die Jury unter dem ...[more]


04.04.2019

A peptide against cannibalism

The nematode Pristionchus is a predator. Here it is killing a Caenorhabditis larvae. A peptide on the body surface of its larvae keeps the worm from devouring its own offspring.

A worm whose favorite dish is – of all things - worm larvae has to take great care not to accidentally devour its own progeny. How these tiny worms of merely a millimeter in length manage to distinguish their own offspring from...[more]


29.03.2019

Klaus Scheffler receives €3 million to revolutionise magnetic resonance

Prof. Dr. Klaus Scheffler, head of the Department of High-field Magnetic Resonance at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and director of the Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance at the University of Tübingen

EU invests €540 million to support cutting-edge research[more]


13.02.2019

Matthias Schlüter: Eröffnung der Ausstellung „Über Land, zu Wasser und in der Luft – Dynamische Bilder“

Einladung zur Vernissage mit elektronisch-experimenteller Live- Musik am 20.02.2019[more]


30.11.2018

The cerebral cortex is a fast learner

3 Tesla MRI; Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Tübingen researchers trace the formation of memories in the cerebral neocortex[more]


25.10.2018

European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 25 October 2018. Leading scientists representing more than 75 European plant and life sciences research centers and institutes have endorsed a position paper that urgently calls upon European policy makers to...[more]


24.10.2018

2018 Trainee Award goes to employee of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Congratulations! The Trainee Award 2018 goes to Mrs. Laetitia Djayou: Handing over of the certificate and a cash prize by the managing director Prof. Heinrich Bülthoff, the award winner Mrs. Laetitia Djayou and the workshop manager Markus Scheu (f.l.t.r.). Copyright: Beate Fülle/Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Award for the precision mechanic Ms. Laetitia Djayou [more]


19.10.2018

Mark Krause: Exhibition “Spotlight Portraits”

Invitation to the vernissage with a "Live Painting Music Performance" on 24 October 2018[more]


16.10.2018

LISA: Scientists introduce a new method of statistical inference in neuroimaging (fMRI)

This image shows a comparison of LISA against the most commonly used other statistical inference algorithms. Brain activations detected by LISA are better reproducible and are thus more reliable. Source: Gabriele Lohmann/MPI for Biological Cybernetics (cited in Nature Communications 9:4014 (2018) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06304-z

New method detects brain activations with improved sensitivity and accuracy[more]


10.10.2018

Spatial memory is not like a „map in the head“

We often see models and maps of navigable spaces. However, accumulating evidence suggests that our spatial memory is not structured this way. The bronze model of the Old Town stands in front of the Tübingen City Museum. Copyright: Universitätsstadt Tübingen

How do we store the spatial information of our surrounding?[more]


10.10.2018

Neuroscientists Receive the Attempto Prize

Dr. Leonid Federov Copyright: Friedhelm Albrecht

Leonid Fedorov honored for outstanding research on the brain[more]


08.10.2018

Body perception research using virtual reality – is this avatar really me?

Left: Screenshot of the virtual scene viewed by the participant; Middle: participant views personalized avatar on large-screen immersive stereo display, mimicking a scenario as if standing in front of a full-length mirror (right). Copyright: Anne Thaler @ Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

How do we perceive our own body weight? Which body weight do we find attractive? [more]


25.09.2018

Peter Dayan and Li Zhaoping appointed to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Prof. Peter Dayan & Prof. Li Zhaoping. Picture: Private

The Max Planck Society appoints two renowned neuroscientists from University College London to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen[more]


26.07.2018

How molecules measure embryo size

During embryo development, two molecules establish the correct tissue proportions – and adapt them to the embryo’s overall size[more]


09.12.2017

Max Planck researcher receives animal welfare award

Associate Professor Dr. Dr. Hamid R. Noori, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen. Picture: Private

The German Research Foundation awards the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize to Hamid R. Noori[more]


20.07.2018

Inauguration of the TübingenNeuroCampus

The TübingenNeuroCampus (TNC) has been inaugurated on July 19, 2018.[more]


19.07.2018

A plant species with the genetic diversity to withstand climate change

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 19 July 2018. Global climate change can have catastrophic consequences for many species, but a few might have the ability to survive or even thrive. Plants (and all organisms) have two options for responding to climate...[more]


17.07.2018

300,000 year standoff could be key to crop pathogen control

Tübingen, 17 July 2018. Researchers in the laboratory of Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology discovered a feud going back 300,000 years by studying a common pathogenic bacterium and one of the wild...[more]


16.07.2018

1.5 million Euros for research on the evolution of proteins

Research consortium receives funding from Volkswagen Foundation[more]


13.07.2018

First machine learning method capable of accurate extrapolation

A robot needs to learn about his body and the environment. It tries a few different motions and uses the algorithm. It can then predict what will happen with larger movements and at higher speeds. Picture: IST Austria, Birgit Rieger.

Scientists develop new machine learning method that can make robots safer - New method provides simpler and more intuitive models of physical situations[more]


09.07.2018

Fit for the job!

Following the motto "Fit for the job", the organizing team of the health day on 5 July put together a packed and attractive program and dedicated the whole day to the topic of health. Health is more than just proper...[more]


02.07.2018

Give and Take: How We Recognise Interactions

Tübingen neuroscientists investigate how actions that relate be-tween individuals are recognised and represented in the brain[more]


27.06.2018

Jia-Jie Zhu receives the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

Jia-Jie with the robot Apollo

A prestigious junior scientist fellowship is awarded to the MPI-IS researcher[more]


20.06.2018

Realistic Avatars for the Virtual Zoo

© MPI for Intelligent Systems

On the basis of a few photos alone, a new technique creates realistic avatars of animals that look and move like real animals[more]


20.06.2018

Award for Tübinger Computer Vision Scientist stands tribute to Cyber Valley being at the forefront of AI research

Andreas Geiger (Mitte) erhält den Young Researcher Award des IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee - die renommierteste Auszeichnung im Bereich Computer Vision für einen jungen Forscher.

For the first time, the prestigious IEEE PAMI Young Researcher Award goes to a German researcher.[more]


05.06.2018

Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine

© MPI for Intelligent Systems

Dept. Empirical Inference is part of this new scientific network [more]


25.05.2018

Cyber Valley attracts research group leaders from around the world

MPI for Intelligent Systems

Research cooperation in the field of Intelligent Systems gains momentum[more]


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