Dr. Kerstin Mehnert
Dr. Kerstin Mehnert
Scientific Coordinator
Phone:+49 4522 763-233Fax:+49 4522 763-351

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Evolution in the lab

September 08, 2017
Experiments with bacteria show that genes can fuse together, leading to the production of novel proteins [more]

Prof. Dr. John Baines receives one out of eight "SH-Chairs"

May 08, 2017
John Baines, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and head of the research group for Evolutionary Biology at the Max Planck Institute in Plön, did receive one of the so-called "Schleswig-Holstein Excellence-Chairs". [more]

Genetically modified insects could disrupt international food trade

January 31, 2017
Genetically modified organisms for pest control could end up as contaminants in agricultural products throughout the globe [more]
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Different recombination rates keep highly selfish genes in check

January 17, 2017
The hamlet fish can be both the father and mother of its offspring – a characteristic that is helping researchers to understand why genes often undergo recombination more readily in one sex. [more]

The MPI broadcasts the TEDxCERN conference live

October 31, 2016
On Saturday, November 5th, the Max Planck Institute in Plön will broadcast the TEDxCERN conference live. The event takes place from 14:00 - 18:30 h and the research center invites all interested persons, whether young or old, to join this event. Everyone can decide whether he or she wants to have a look for only 10 minutes or if they want to stay during the whole time of the conference. The lectures will be held in English, the entrance is free. [more]

A wolf in sheep's clothing: Your boss, the friendly blackmailer

October 06, 2016
Extortionate strategies can be successful - if they are not applied too heavy-handedly [more]

Hereditary diseases are the price of protection against infections

September 01, 2016
Balancing selection is responsible for helping us fend off pathogens, but also for the occurrence of mutations in our genome that predispose us to hereditary diseases [more]
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