Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestrasse 63-73, 14195 Berlin
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics   link
Location: Berlin
Affiliation: max plank society

All living creatures on Earth carry their own blueprint in their genetic material, the DNA. Research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is dedicated to decoding the DNA of human beings and other organisms. The Institute’s scientists study the function of genes and their role during development, from the fertilised egg to the embryo and on to the mature organism. They are particularly interested in genes that can trigger diseases when they malfunction. For a quick and precise analysis of the genetic material, the scientists rely on state-of-the-art sequencing devices, which can decode the entire genetic material of a human being within a few days. Special computer programs designed at the Institute help them to analyse and interpret the resulting data.

Research Focus

  • Developmental Genetics
  • Vertebrate Genomics
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Computational Molecular Biology


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