The Max Planck Institute for Medical Research currently consists of four departments and seven independent research groups. They are supported by several scientific facilities and central services that build the imperative infrastructure of the institute.
In order to maintain a high scientific standard, an advisory board of international scientists regularly assesses the research undertaken here. 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: Joachim Spatz
Deputy Managing Director: Kai Johnsson
Head of Administration: Joachim Müller
Scientific Coordinator: Nana Keinath
Ombudsperson of the Institute: Jochen Reinstein
Section Member of Scientific Staff: Matthias Fischer
Equal Opportunity Representative: Elisabeth Fuhry
Deputy Equal Opportunity Representative: Heike Böhm
Board of Directors
The leadership of the institute is in the hands of a Board of Directors (Kollegium), each of whom is responsibile for one of the scientific departments. (Directors are formally also 'Scientific Members' of the Max Planck Society.) The Kollegium is responsible for scientific, financial and organizational issues concerning the institute as a whole. The directors alternate in the role of Managing Director of the institute for agreed periods.
The Faculty at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research comprises the Directors and all the other scientists at the institute with formally independent status. The Faculty works closely with the Managing Director and with the Board of Directors on matters affecting the institute.