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.
The infrastructure of the institute is coordinated by the administration. Both the board of directors and the administration interact with the general administration of the Max Planck Society in Munich regarding budgetary, personnel and policy issues. Two outside bodies assist the institute: the Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Trustees, respectively.
Managing Director: Ilme Schlichting (until 03/2018)
Deputy Managing Director: Joachim P. Spatz (until 03/2018)
Head of Administration: Joachim Müller
Ombudsperson of the Institute: Jochen Reinstein
Section Member of Scientific Staff: Matthias Fischer
Equal Opportunity Representative: Elisabeth Fuhry
Deputy Equal Opportunities Representative: Heike Böhm