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.




Paola ArlottaHarvard UniversityUSA

John Briggs

European Molecular Biology Laboratory


Colette Dehay

Stem Cell and Brains Research Institute


Richard Durbin

University of Cambridge


Jean Gruenberg (Chair of the SAB)

University of Geneva

Maria LeptinEuropean Molecular Biology OrganizationGermany
Helen McNeillMount Sinai HospitalCanada
Alexander van OudenaardenHubrecht InstituteNetherlands
Rohit PappuWashington University in St. LouisUSA
Stephen QuakeStanford UniversityUSA
Aurélien RouxUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland
Konrad SandhoffUniversität BonnGermany
Jason R. SwedlowUniversity of DundeeUK
Julie A. TheriotStanford University School of MedicineUSA

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.