Scientists for democracy

Statement of the MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics advocating an open and welcoming society based on democratic principles.

At the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany, we carry out pioneering basic research to explore the central question of how cells form tissues and organs. Our inspired fundamental research forms the basis for novel future therapies that can improve health and support the economy through innovation, thereby fostering a better future for everyone in society. At our institute, a staff of 500 curiousity-driven individuals, from over 50 countries and from the most diverse backgrounds, work at the scientific forefront to explore fundamental molecular and cellular processes underlying the formation of organs and organisms and their healthy maintenance.

Breakthroughs in research depend on a symphony of scientific expertise and diverse perspectives, building on intellectual variety through interdisciplinarity, internationality, and intercultural strength. Research at the forefront of science requires continuous inspiration from the best talents from all around the world. 

Science is a driver of innovation and progress. Science requires a welcoming culture and an environment that encourages dialogue and intercultural collaboration. Creative minds strive in an environment where they feel welcome and have the freedom to create novelty. Science needs an open society and a strong democracy to succeed. 

The MPI-CBG embraces inclusivity and diversity, standing firmly against all forms of racism and discrimination. We advocate for an inclusive and welcoming society rooted in democratic principles. 

Statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany