In an open and stimulating working environment we promote accomplished junior scientists, who complete formative years of their careers as student assistants, Ph.D. students, postdocs or research group heads, as e.g. in our International Max Planck Research School.
Team members from many nations are working in an interdisciplinary research environment: chemical engineers, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, control and computer engineers are cooperating closely.
Our Max Planck Institute, located in Magdeburg, is dedicated to all aspects of process systems engineering, chemical, biochemical and energy systems, that are vital to the future of well-being of human society globally. It is our aim to optimize these increasingly complex processes in modern production systems.
A specific strength of our MPI is the combination of systems-theoretical approaches with experimental validation carried out under one roof. We further develop mathematical, computational and control theoretic methods along with the various process applications investigated here.


Innovative Research on Manufacturing of Viral Vaccines and Gene Therapies

Excellent Research on Efficient Chemical Recycling of Polyamides

How to Mitigate SARS-CoV-2-Outbreaks with Mathematical Optimization
The universal purification method was reported for several variants of adeno-associated virus (AAV), widely used in human gene therapy.
In honour of his achievements in the engineering sciences, especially in process systems engineering.
The Research Center Dynamic Systems: Systems Engineering (CDS) unites research groups from engineering, systems theory, mathematics, medicine and biology. Scientists from five faculties of the Otto von Guericke University and from the Max Planck Institute are involved.


16th Science Night in Magdeburg - 11 June 2022

Jun 11, 2022 18:00 - 23:59

GlycoBioTec 2023

Jan 17, 2023 09:00 - Jan 19, 2023 17:00
Harnack Haus Berlin
The Max Planck Institute Magdeburg invites you to its public virtual colloquia with top-class scientists from notable research institutions, who give a survey of their research work.
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The third edition of the GlycoBioTec has been rescheduled to January 17 - 19, 2023 at the Harnack House in Berlin. Registration will open in summer 2022.

Latest Publications

Otrin, L.; Witkowska, A.; Marušič, N.; Zhao, Z.; Lira, R. B.; Kyrilis, F. L.; Hamdi, F.; Ivanov, I.; Lipowsky, R.; Kastritis, P. L. et al.; Dimova, R.; Sundmacher, K.; Jahn, R.; Vidaković-Koch, T.: En route to dynamic life processes by SNARE-mediated fusion of polymer and hybrid membranes. Nature Communications 12, 4972 (2021)

Benner, P.; Breiten, T.; Faßbender, H.; Hinze, M.; Stykel, T.; Zimmermann, R. (Eds.): Model Reduction of Complex Dynamical Systems. Birkhäuser/Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland (2021), XIII, 415 pp.

Grundel, S.; Heyder, S.; Hotz, T.; Ritschel, T. K.S.; Sauerteig, P.; Worthmann, K.: How to coordinate Vaccination and Social Distancing to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks. SIAM journal on applied dynamical systems 20 (2), pp. 1135 - 1157 (2021)

Marichal-Gallardo, P.; Börner, K.; Pieler, M.; Sonntag-Buck, V.; Obr, M.; Bejarano, D.; Wolff, M. W.; Kräusslich, H.-G.; Reichl, U.; Grimm, D.: Single-use capture purification of adeno-associated viral gene transfer vectors by membrane-based steric exclusion chromatography. Human Gene Therapy 32 (17-18), pp. 959 - 974 (2021)
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