Imprint/Provider Identification

The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics ( as required by German law.


The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich

Phone: +49 89 2108-0

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer and by Secretary General, Dr. Simone Schwanitz.

Value Added Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.


Responsible editors for the contents of the website of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics ( with regard to media law:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Meissner
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestraße 63-73
D-14195 Berlin

Editors for further websites

Responsible editors for the contents of the websites of the different departments, groups and facilities of the Institutsnamen einfügen with regard to media law:

Department of Developmental Genetics
Prof. Dr. Bernhard G. Herrmann

Department of Genome Regulation
Prof. Dr. Alexander Meissner

Department of Computational Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron

Research Group Development & Disease
Prof. Dr. Stefan Mundlos

Sofja Kovaleskaja Research Group Stem Cell Chromatin
Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu, PhD

Research Group Human Brain & Neural Stem Cell Studies
Dr. Yechiel Elkabetz

Research Group Precision Gene Control
Dr. Denes Hnisz

High-Resolution Neurogenetics
Dr. Matthew Kraushar

Computational Genomics Group
Dr. Helene Kretzmer

Cellular Phenotyping Group
Dr. Franz-Josef Müller

Chromatin Structure and Function Group
Dr. Sarah Kinkley

Bioinformatics Group
Dr. Ralf Herwig

Research Group Evolutionary Genomics
Dr. Peter Arndt

Chromosome Rearrangement and Disease
Dr. Vera Kalscheuer

Heisenberg Research Group Veterinary Functional Genomics
Professor Dr. Julia Metzger

Gene Regulation and Evolution Group

Dr. Francisca Martinez Real

Max Planck Research Group Quantitative RNA Biology
Dr. Tugce Aktas

Max Planck Research Group High-Resolution Functional Genomics
Dr. Andreas Mayer

Lise Meitner Research Group Systems Epigenetics
Dr. Edda Schulz

Research Group Gene Regulation & System Biology of Cancer
Dr. Marie-Laure Yaspo

Mass Spectrometry Facility
Dr. David Meierhofer

Microscopy and Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility
Dr. Thorsten Mielke

Sequencing Core Facility 
Prof. Dr. Alexander Meissner und Dr. Helene Kretzmer (interim)

Flow Cytometry Facility
Dr. Claudia Giesecke-Thiel

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Foreign Language Pages

To the extent that parts of this Internet site are offered in languages other than German, this represents a service exclusively for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society who are not proficient in German.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are designated as follows: . The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.


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