MPI für molekulare Genetik

Abt. Herrmann

Since its foundation in the sixties, research of the institute had focussed on DNA replication and gene regulation in bacteria, bacterial phage and fungi (departments Schuster and Trautner) and on the structure, function and evolution of ribosomes which were central to the research of H.-G. Wittmann. After his untimely death in 1990, and the retirement of H. Schuster in 1995, the appointment of Hans Lehrach as head of the Department for Vertebrate Genomics (1994), and of Hans-Hilger Ropers as head of the Department for Human Molecular Genetics (full-time since 1997), brought about a major shift in the scientific orientation of the institute. Following the retirement of Thomas Trautner in 2000, Martin Vingron was appointed as head of the new Department for Computational Molecular Biology. At the same time, Stefan Mundlos was jointly appointed by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Max Planck Society as head of the Institute for Medical Genetics at the Charité and of a research group at the MPIMG. Together with the Freie Universität Berlin, Bernhard Hermann has been appointed professor at the university and director at the institute in 2003, forming the new department Developmental Genetics.


MPI für molekulare Genetik
Abt. Herrmann
Ihnestraße 73
14195 Berlin
Forschung & Entwicklung
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