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Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
 

Contact:

Phone: +49 7071 601-302
Fax:     +49 7071 601-300
E-mail: info[at]tuebingen.mpg.de

Address:

Spemannstraße 35 - 39
72076 Tübingen
Germany

Delivery Address:

Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 20
72076 Tübingen
Germany

Mission Statement

Contemporary biology covers an enormous scale, from research on basic cellular processes to predictions about global climate change. But this spectrum has not been continuous: while biologists have long known that organisms physically adapt to their natural environments, too often the underlying genetic, molecular and biochemical processes have remained a mystery. The MPI for Developmental Biology is uniquely poised to help close this gap. At the atomic level, we are investigating how protein machines work. At the molecular and subcellular level, we are studying how proteins and RNA molecules cooperate to regulate fundamental processes such as transcription, translation and signal transduction and how this is dependent on the location of proteins within the cell. At the tissue level, we are determining how cells interact to produce complex outcomes during development. Finally, at the organism level, we are asking how the naturally occurring interactions among microbes, plants and animals shape their genomes.