Welcome to the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)!

The FMP conducts basic research in Molecular Pharmacology with the aim to identify novel bioactive molecules and to characterize their interactions with their biological targets in cells or organisms. These compounds are useful tools in basic biomedical research and may be further developed for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease.
To this aim FMP researchers study key biological processes and corresponding diseases, such as cancer, aging including osteoporosis, or neurodegeneration. They also develop and apply advanced technologies ranging from screening technologies over NMR based methods to proteomics and in vivo models.

Research Highlights

Entry from: 02.04.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Leukodystrophy: an enigmatic inherited white matter disease associated with changes in chloride flux

People afflicted with leukodystrophy often experience difficulty with basic motor skills such as walking or coordinating their movements, and sometimes suffer from epileptic episodes. Efforts toward a better understanding into the genetic and molecular causes of (...)more

Entry from: 14.01.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Magnetic resonance tomography of the future: diagnostic imaging using xenon

Berlin researchers have made a further breakthrough in their development of a new kind of methodology for diagnostic imaging. With the help of xenon biosensors, even tiny pathogenic details could become visible in the future – cancer cells or arteriosclerotic (...)more

Entry from: 22.10.2013  
Category: Research Highlights

Finless fish – fatal faults in cellular transport

Research on vesicle transport in cells was awarded this year's Nobel Prize – Berlin researchers now show that this transport mechanism also controls activation of genes. Vesicles thus play a significant role during embryonic development and also in the (...)more

Entry from: 05.07.2013  
Category: Research Highlights

Like an invisible conductor

Researchers from Berlin show how a simple biochemical reaction controls the production of transport particles in cells – a fundamental process for cell growth and communication between cells. The study appeared in the July 11 issue of Nature.more

Entry from: 08.11.2012  
Category: Research Highlights

How bacteria attack their host cells with sticky lollipops

Tübingen and Berlin scientists investigate pathogens by help of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy – Publications in Nature Methods and Nature Scientific Reportsmore


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