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CRC 1182 research team proposes theoretical model on the origin of host-microbe symbioses based on microbial fitness more

On 1 July, Paul Rainey will become the new Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology. He succeeds Diethard Tautz, who remains Deputy Managing Director. The change comes as part of the rotation principle in place at the Institute, whereby each of the three directors (Paul Rainey, Diethard Tautz and Arne Traulsen) is appointed in turn as Managing Director for three years each. more

The Max Planck Society has appointed Alexandra Z. Worden, Professor of Ocean EcoSystems Biology at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel and at the Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön. This includes funding to support research activities for a term of five years. more

The staff of the Institute mourns the death of Professor Dr. Winfried L a m p e r t who passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 79. more

Demolition work on the old buildings will start on March 10. Everything is to be completed by the end of 2024, including the refurbishment of the parts of the building that will remain. more

The Peg13 gene plays an essential role in the development of social brain functions and in mate choice. Maryam Keshavarz and Diethard Tautz of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have shown this with the help of behavioral experiments in mice. The gene is also found in humans. more

CRC 1182 research team from Plön and Kiel proposes new explanation for the origin of the symbiotic coexistence of complex organisms and their microbial co-inhabitants more

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