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MaxPlanckResearch

Find here the entire magazine of the current MaxPlanckResearch issue.

MaxPlanckResearch

Find here the entire magazine of the current MaxPlanckResearch issue.

MaxPlanckResearch is the science magazin by the Max Planck Society (MPG). It contains a wide variety of articles about research going on at the institutes of the MPG. All articles are written in an informative and easy-to-read manner and are ideal for members of the general public including school students who would like to keep informed about the latest developments in scientific research.

Recommended Book: Köhler’s Invention (2005)

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<p><strong>Köhler's Invention (2005) by Klaus Eichmann</strong><br /><br />This comprehensive scientific biography by former Max Planck Director Klaus Eichmann describes Georges Köhler's scientific and personal biography, based on 10 years of close personal and professional relationship between Eichmann and Köhler, as well as interviews with many colleagues and friends.</p>

 

Köhler's Invention (2005) by Klaus Eichmann

This comprehensive scientific biography by former Max Planck Director Klaus Eichmann describes Georges Köhler's scientific and personal biography, based on 10 years of close personal and professional relationship between Eichmann and Köhler, as well as interviews with many colleagues and friends.

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Portrayal of nobel prize laureate and former Max Planck Director Georges Köhler

Retrospective of life and work of Georges Köhler – Nobel Prize laureate in 1984 and former director of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg

October 06, 2016

Georges Köhler in the lab. Zoom Image
Georges Köhler in the lab.

In the current issue of MaxPlanckResearch (03/2016), the science magazine of the Max Planck Society, a comprehensive portrayal of Georges Köhler’s scientific achievements gives insight in the fascinating story of the first creation of so-called monoclonal antibodies by fusing white blood cells and tumor cells together in the mid-1970s. Since then monoclonal antibodies not only became an extremely useful research tool for immunologists to create large numbers of identical, tailor-made antibodies against any antigen but also play an important role in medical diagnostics and therapy. 

Together with Niels Kaj Jerne and César Milstein the pioneering immunologist Köhler received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1984. Since 1984 Köhler was director of the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg and professor at the University of Freiburg. His untimely death in 1995 was a great loss to the institute and the scientific community. Georges Köhler would have celebrated his 70th birthday this year.

Liaison in a Test Tube by Elke Maier. MaxPlanckResearch 2016/3, p. 74-75.

 
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