Organization of the Institute
The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry currently consists of 13 departments, three Emeritus groups and 23 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: Stefan W. Hell
Deputy Managing Director: Dirk Görlich
Head of Administration: Manfred Messerschmidt
Ombudsperson of the Institute:
Section Member of Scientific Staff:
Equal Opportunity Representative: