Welcome to the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut 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: 04.04.2018  
Category: Research Highlights

How a Mutated Gene Triggers Hypertension

NATURE GENETICS Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure) can occur when the adrenal cortex produces excess aldosterone hormone. How does this happen? Scientists working at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and the Max Delbrück Center for (...)[more]

Entry from: 27.09.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

Novel contrast medium promises deep insights into the fate of cells

NATURE PROTOCOLS Imagine tracing the fate of specific cells in deep layers of tissue using minute amounts of an externally triggered contrast medium. The almost unimaginable is within reach today! A new contrast medium in the form of gas vesicles moves this goal (...)[more]

Entry from: 27.09.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

Introducing nano antibodies into living cells

NATURE CHEMISTRY: Researchers report on cell-permeable nanobodies Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies (...)[more]

Entry from: 02.06.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex

SCIENCE As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Therefore, it would be helpful if the central control could be simply (...)[more]

Entry from: 22.02.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

New insights into the nerve cell: What really happens when a vesicle fuses with the cell membrane

NEURON They are not visible to the naked eye, and yet so many different things depend on them: the vesicles in our synapses. Much research has been done into the fact that these tiny bubbles secrete messenger substances and, in the process, fuse with the cell (...)[more]

Entry from: 02.02.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

Gamma oscillations coordinate food seeking

NATURE Seeking of food is a crucial survival instinct. However, until recently, little was known about how brain regulates this behavior. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence in Berlin (...)[more]

Entry from: 20.07.2016  

A “time switch” in the brain improves sense of smell

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with inhibiting characteristics play a key (...)[more]


Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FMP)
Campus Berlin-Buch
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