Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Boards are the main instrument used by the Max Planck Society for the regular evaluation of its research facilities. The Scientific Advisory Board is composed of internationally recognized scientists and it functions as an external advisory committee regarding the scientific performance and administrative development of the Institute. The Scientific Advisory Board evaluates the work of the Institute every three years.




John Briggs

European Molecular Biology Laboratory


Colette Dehay

Stem Cell and Brains Research Institute


Richard Durbin

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute


Jean Gruenberg

University of Geneva


Douglas A. Lauffenburger

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Ruth Lehmann (Chair of the SAB)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Maria Leptin

Universität zu Köln


Justin E. Molloy

MRC National Institute for Medical Research


Alexander van Oudenaarden

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aurélien RouxUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland
Konrad SandhoffUniversität BonnGermany
Jason SwedlowUniversity of DundeeUK
Toshio YanagidaOsaka UniversityJapan

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supports the Institute and fosters links between the public and the MPI-CBG. The members of the Board of Trustees are representatives from the local politics, industry, science, and the media, and they are appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society. The Board meets once a year at the Institute and the Managing Director reports about news, outreach activities and latest developments in general.

Name Institution

Dirk Birgel

Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Heribert Heckschen

Heckschen & van de Loo Notare

Joachim Hoof

Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Harald Isemann

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology

Matthias Kleiner

Leibniz Association

Michael Madeja

Hertie Foundation

Hans Müller-Steinhagen (Chair of the Board of Trustees)

Technische Universität Dresden

Eva-Maria StangeState Ministry of Science and the Arts

Helmut Schwarz

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Klaus Vogel

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

Wilhelm Zörgiebel

Grundbesitz Hellerau GmbH

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