Wild emmer wheat genome sequence published

Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

A team of researchers has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence. The study will have a significant impact on the global food supply and world hunger. more info

Phages in 3D

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Phages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Researchers have now developed a new method to determine the structure of phages down to the atomic level. more info

What makes a movement feel strenuous?

German Primate Center

The physical effort associated with executing an action hences a decision factor. Understanding how we estimate movement effort is thus necessary to understand how we take decisions. more info

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Climate change increases risks for forests

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be... more info

Micro delivery service for fertilizers

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Plants can absorb nutrients through their leaves, but foliar fertilization over an extended period is difficult. German researchers have now introduced an efficient delivery system for micronutrients... more info


A powerful laser

20/07/2017 | Max-Born-Institute

Laser pulses have been used in a few laboratories worldwide to study light-induced dynamics in atoms and molecules. Now a powerful laser system enables an entirely new class of experiments. more info

Introducing antibodies into cells

20/07/2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Scientists have managed to introduce nano antibodies into living cells. The "nanobodies" open up a new door to treatments for diseases that have so far been untreatable. more info

From dry to wet

10/07/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one. Scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel. more info

A hidden water resource

10/07/2017 | Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

Fresh water springs in oceans are widespread, but easy to overlook. Science hasn’t as yet given them much thought. For many people living on the... more info

Executive Board decides to adopt measures against Leibniz director


Scientific misconduct: False representation of data, insufficient documentation of data and breach of duty of supervision more info

New therapeutic attack point

08/06/2017 | Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. Scientists succeeded in locating a crucial off-switch for the central cell control. more info

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