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Photo: Dr. Andreia Correia

The Institute for Genetics

The Institute for Genetics, founded in 1962 by Max Delbrück, currently includes 16 professorships and several independent young investigators groups that promote excellence in research and teaching. Research at the Institute for Genetics covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from molecular, cell to computational biology. Molecular mechanisms at all levels are studied in model organisms, cell cultures and in silico. The Institute provides access to shared infrastructure and central service units, which allows young researchers to work within an excellent international research environment at its two locations, the Biocenter and the CECAD research center on ageing-associated diseases.