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]


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

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


"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]


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]


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

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


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]


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]


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]


Prestigious Otto Hahn Medal for young scientist

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



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]


Wei Ding awarded Best Bioinformatics e-Poster Prize

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


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Uploading data to the brain

Learning a language with one click?[more]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Bernhard Schölkopf has been elected member of the "Leopoldina"

Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences [more]


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]


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]


Das Zusammenspiel der Sinne

Forscher finden Mechanismus für die Verarbeitung multisensorischer Reize[more]


Important step in gene expression revealed

Structure of the decapping complex, determined by X-ray crystallography. Stabilized by Dcp1 and Edc1 the catalytic subunit of Dcp2 undergoes a 120° rotation. The interaction of the three proteins causes the enzyme to adopt an active state that allows an efficient decapping of the mRNA. Eugene Valkov/ Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology

Max-Planck researchers from Tübingen shed light on how the cell regulates the destruction of its internal messages[more]


Medal-Marathon for Robotics Researcher

Tübingen – Stockholm – Berlin – Stockholm – Tübingen; Ludovic Righetti receives within 24 hours two renowned prizes for young researchers for his outstanding science on movements of robots[more]


Open Science to track virus outbreaks

Reconstructed evolutionary tree of 1654 Ebola virus genomes with a visualization of the geographic spread of the infection. R.Neher/T.Bedford

Scientists develop software that enables public health officials to analyze and predict outbreaks of virus infections[more]


Action recognition without mirror neurons

Forscher Stephan de la Rosa im Versuchsaufbau mit einem selbstentwickelten Avatar (C) Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Role of mirror neurons in social interaction not as important as previously assumed[more]


Software helps decrypt embryonic development

Model of a classical Turing network compared to the extended Turing networks analyzed with the software RDNets. Background: a self-organizing labyrinthine Turing pattern. Credit: Luciano Marcon/ Friedrich Miescher Laboratory Tübingen

Scientists from Tübingen develop new mathematical approaches and software to model the networks that control embryonic development[more]


ERC Advanced Grant for Nobel Prize Winner

Professor Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. momentum-photo.com / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany, receives prestigious award[more]


Optogenetics reveals new insights into circuits of the brain

Konio neurons (green) in the lateral geniculate nucleus (C) Carsten Klein / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Researchers show how neural wiring works in the visual system [more]


Neue Wege in der zellulären Signalverarbeitung entdeckt

Schematische Darstellung des Hybridproteins aus dem Experiment: An der Zelloberfläche (oben) kann der Cholera-Auto-Inducer-1 (CAI-1) andocken; die Signale werden in das Zellinnere (unten) weitergeleitet, wo zyklisches Adeno-sinmonophosphat (cAMP) freigesetzt wird.

Tübinger Forscher erkennen Sender- und Empfängereigenschaften eines altbekannten Membranproteins[more]


Tübinger Hirnforscher erhält höchste griechische Auszeichnung

Der Generalsekretär der Akademie von Athen, Vassilios Petrakos, überreichte den Preis für Exzellenz in der Wissenschaft an Hirnforscher Nikos Logothetis (C) Theodoros Anagnostopouloi

Die Akademie von Athen ehrte den Tübinger Neurowissenschaftler Nikos Logothetis für seine Forschungsarbeit[more]


EU fördert bessere Bildgebung bei psychischen Krankheiten

Anke Henning leitet die Forschungsgruppe "MR-Spektroskopie und Ultra-Hochfeld-Methodologie" (C) Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Hoch dotierte europäische Auszeichnung geht an Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin aus Tübingen[more]


Friend or foe: out of the corner of your eye

Subject during the experiment (C) Christina Bornschein / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

Our peripheral vision is better at recognizing people than objects[more]


Mating without males decreases lifespan

Mating pair of Pristionchus roundworms. Colored Scanning Electron Microscopy image. Jürgen Berger/ Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Roundworm species reproducing self-fertilization instead of mating with males have shorter lifespans[more]


Krebsfrüherkennung mit Glukose

MRT Aufnahmen im ultrahohen Magnetfeld (C) Klaus Scheffler / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen

Ein mit 5,8 Mio. Euro gefördertes EU-Projekt soll die Früherkennung von Hirntumoren verbessern[more]

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