A critical switch that controls brain state

A central hub of neurons act as pulse generators[more]


Max Planck Researcher from Tübingen receives ERC Consolidator Grant

Millions in funding for research group leader Patrick Müller at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory[more]


Peter Dayan receives the distinction of being elected AAAS Fellow

AAAS highlights leadership in theoretical and computational neuroscience[more]


Scientists develop first implantable magnet resonance detector

A new miniature NMR implant measures neuronal activity[more]


Schiller Prize awarded to Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

The city of Marbach honoured the Nobel Laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard with the Schiller Prize on November 10. The developmental biologist and geneticist had shown courage and a sovereign spirit in her outstanding commitment...[more]


50 years of successful independent junior research

The Friedrich Miescher Laboratory celebrates its anniversary[more]


Researchers unveil a real-time MRI method for the early detection of stroke

New functional imaging approach may become a key factor in detecting cerebral ischemia [more]


Andreas Geiger receives a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Geiger. Picture: Annette Cardinale

The funding will be used to advance the field of autonomous vision. Andreas Geiger, leader of the Max Planck Research Group for Autonomous Vision and professor of Computer Science at the University of Tübingen, has received an...[more]


Award Ceremony of the Körber Prize 2019

Professor Bernhard Schölkopf and science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar. Picture: Dr. Matthias Tröndle

Bernhard Schölkopf recives the Körber Prize in Hamburg on September 13, 2019 [more]


Multiple awards for doctoral thesis on the plant genetic consequences of climate change

Moises Exposito-Alonso received four awards for his dissertation on the impact of global climate change in the context of the earth's genetic biodiversity.[more]


Global warming may diminish plant genetic variety in Central Europe

Plant genetic varieties in Central Europe could collapse due to temperature extremes and drought brought on by climate change.[more]


First Joint Postdoc Symposium

We are delighted to announce our 1st Joint Postdoc Symposium, with the topic “How Nature came to be: From Molecules to Organisms”. [more]


Researchers reveal plant defense toolkit and insights for fighting crop diseases

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


Isabel Valera appointed Group Leader of the new independent Probabilistic Learning Group

Isabel Valera heads the Probabilistic Learning Group since July 1, 2019

The award-winning scientist specializes in research aiming to make machine learning methods more flexible, robust, and fair[more]


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]


Ten papers accepted at ICCV 2019

The funding will be used to advance the field of autonomous vision. Andreas Geiger, leader of the Max Planck Research Group for Autonomous Vision and professor of Computer Science at the University of Tübingen, has received an...[more]


Siyu Tang appointed Tenure-track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich

Dr. Siyu Tang. Picture: private.

The research group leader in the Perceiving Systems Department specializes in the development of computer-aided processes for the perception and digitisation of people and their activities in crowded scenes.[more]


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]


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]


Scientists identify genes that give mice longer legs

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


Katherine J. Kuchenbecker appointed Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Dr. Katherine Kuchenbecker began her term as Managing Director on July 1, 2019.

The Director of the Haptic Intelligence Department is the first female Managing Director in the institute’s history. Dr. Kuchenbecker's term is set to last 18 months, effective July 1, 2019.[more]


NeurIPS2019 Disentanglement Challenge kicks off - Bringing Disentanglement to the Real World

Registration opened on June 28 and the Challenge runs until September 24.[more]


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]


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]


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]

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