Organizational Structure of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Scientific Coordination

Dr. Nana Keinath
Dr. Nana Keinath
Phone:+49 6221 486-390


Joachim Müller
Joachim Müller
Head of Administration
Phone:+49 6221 486-312Fax:+49 6221 486-398
Karola Klauditz
Office of the Administration
Phone:+49 6221 486-203Fax:+49 6221 486-398



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 representatives from industry, politics as well as media, 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

Employee Representatives

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 institute is led scientifically and administratively by the directorate, comprising the departmental directors. The directorate is chaired by one of the directors, the managing director, for periods of two years in turn. The managing director or his/her deputy is responsible for implementing decisions of the directorate and handling day-to-day business. The directors are also Scientific Members of the Max Planck Society, and are currently four in number.

Stefan W. Hell

Kai Johnsson (Deputy Managing Director)

Ilme Schlichting

Joachim P. Spatz (Managing Director)


The faculty of the institute comprises the directors and additionally all research group leaders who are scientifically independent. The faculty discusses organizational questions that affect the institute in general and gather relevant information on institute affairs. The faculty receives information regularly from the directors, advises it on institute-related matters and can propose topics for their meetings.

Thomas Barends

R. Bruce Doak

Tatiana Domratcheva

Matthias Fischer

Stefan W. Hell

Kai Johnsson

Inaam Nakchbandi

Jochen Reinstein

Ilme Schlichting

Joachim P. Spatz

Rolf Sprengel

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