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.

Change of Leadership at the Max Planck Institute in Plön

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.

The Max Planck Society has appointed Alexandra Z. Worden, Professor of Ocean EcoSystems Biology at GEOMAR 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.

Alexandra Worden appointed Max Planck Fellow

The Max Planck Society has appointed Alexandra Z. Worden, Professor of Ocean EcoSystems Biology at GEOMAR 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.

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.

Construction starts at the Max-Planck-Institute Plön

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.

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.

One gene controls sex preference in mate choice and social brain development

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.

Samay Pande´s research group in India and Paul Rainey´s group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen, Germany, will closely work together on the evolution of microbial life cycles.

New Max Planck partner group at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore

Samay Pande´s research group in India and Paul Rainey´s group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen, Germany, will closely work together on the evolution of microbial life cycles.

The staff of the institute mourns the death of Professor Dr. Winfried Lampert who passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 79.

Mourning for Professor Dr. Winfried Lampert

The staff of the institute mourns the death of Professor Dr. Winfried Lampert who passed away on March 6, 2021, at the age of 79.

Researchers from the department of Evolutionary Theory have collected scientific information and statistics about the COVID19 pandemic and explained it for the public on a special website.

COVID19 pandemic explained

Researchers from the department of Evolutionary Theory have collected scientific information and statistics about the COVID19 pandemic and explained it for the public on a special website.

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A microbe's view on metaorganisms

July 12, 2021

- Joint press release by Kiel University and the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology Plön -

All living organisms - from the simplest animal and plant organisms to humans - live in close association with a variety of microorganisms that ...

Change of leadership at the Max Planck Institute in Plön

June 25, 2021

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 ...

Alexandra Worden appointed Max Planck Fellow

April 23, 2021

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 ...

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