Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna receive the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry more

The virtual seminar series is back with a new September schedule. more

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology used a mathematical model to show that the decrease of COVID-19 cases in spring was not only related to countermeasures but also to the end of the flu season. more

The virtual seminar series is back with a new September schedule. more

Interview with new Lise Meitner Group Leader Silvia Portugal
Silvia Portugal now heads the research group 'Malaria Parasite Biology' where she studies how malaria parasites survive the dry season in human hosts without causing malaria symptoms. Read the interview to find out why Silvia joined the MPIIB, what drove her to study malaria, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected malaria research in her lab. more

Interview with MPIIB Director Arturo Zychlinsky by the science communication platform LATEST THINKING more

Thomas F. Meyer receives the Robert Koch Gold Medal, one of the highest awards in the field of infection research. The Robert Koch Foundation announced today that this year's award will be presented to the Max Planck researcher. more

Scientists identify mutations in the genome caused by the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli more

Researchers discover new role of DNA-packing proteins for development of immune cells more

First participant enrolled in Phase III clinical trial of VPM1002 focused on healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic more

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