Organizational Structure of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


Ulrich Nauber
Ulrich Nauber
Scientific Officer to the Managing Director
Phone:+49 551 201-1590
Helena Miletic
Helena Miletic
Assistant to the Managing Director
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Organization of the Institute

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry currently consists of 12 departments, three Emeritus groups and 22 research groups with their own research focus. These are supported through fifteen central scientific and general service facilities. With more than 850 people  – among them about 470 scientists – the institute is one of the largest in the Max Planck Society and unique in its multidisciplinary approach.

In order to maintain a high scientific standard, an advisory board of international scientists regularly assesses the research undertaken at the institute. A board of trustees, composed of scientists as well as representatives from industry and politics, supports the integration of the institute's work into the wider social context.


Managing Director: Dirk Görlich

Deputy Managing Director: Gregor Eichele

Head of Administration: Manfred Messerschmidt

Employee Representatives

Ombudsperson of the Institute
Wolfgang Wintermeyer

Section Member of Scientific Staff
Steffen J. Sahl

Equal Opportunity Representative:
Ulrike Gerischer



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