Research group leaders do not get permanent positions. We believe that balancing a constant turnover of new people bringing fresh ideas on the one hand and a good career mentoring, fair support, and appropriate employment conditions on the other hand is essential in order to be a successful research institution today.

Simon Alberti

Simon Alberti

Group Leader 2010 – 2018

Biotechnology Center, TU-Dresden
www.biotec.tu-dresden.de
Professor of Cellular Biochemistry

Matthias Bochtler

Matthias Bochtler

Head, Joint MPG-PAN Junior Research Group 2001 – 2010

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Professor of Biological Sciences
www.iimcb.gov.pl

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Michael Brand

Michael Brand

Group Leader 1999 – 2006

CRTD - Center for Regenerative Therapies at TU Dresden
www.tu-dresden.de/cmcb/crtd/forschungsgruppen/crtd-forschungsgruppen/brand

 

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Frank Buchholz

Frank Buchholz

Group Leader 2001 – 2010

TU Dresden, Professor for Medical Systems Biology
Functional Genomics in mammalian cells: Applications to cancer- and stem cell-biology

 

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Christian Dahmann

Christian Dahmann

Group Leader 2001 – 2012

TU Dresden, Professor of Systems Biology and Genetics
www.tu-dresden.de

 

Stefan Diez

Stefan Diez

Group Leader 2004 – 2015

B CUBE, TU Dresden, Heisenberg Professorship for BioNanoTools
www.bcube-dresden.de

 

Christian Eckmann

Christian Eckmann

Group Leader 2004 – 2014

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,
Heisenberg Professor of Developmental Genetics
https://blogs.urz.uni-halle.de/eckmannlab/

 

Suzanne Eaton

Suzanne Eaton

Group Leader 2000 – 2019

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Marcos Gonzalez Gaitan

Group Leader 2000 – 2006

University of Geneva
cms.unige.ch

 

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Group Leader 2000 – 2010

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
www.ist.ac.at

 

Michael Hiller

Michael Hiller

Group Leader 2011 – 2021

Professor at LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG), cooperation between Senckenberg Nature Research Society, and Goethe University

Joe Howard

Joe Howard

Group Leader and Director 2001 – 2014

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics, Yale University
https://howardlab.yale.edu/

 

Jan Huisken

Jan Huisken

Group Leader 2010 – 2017

Director of Morgridge Medical Engineering Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Madison
morgridge.org/research/medical-engineering/huisken-lab/

 

Florian Jug

Florian Jug

Group Leader 2017 – 2021

Human Technopole
https://humantechnopole.it/en/research-groups/jug-group/

Teymuras Kurzchalia

Teymuras Kurzchalia

Group Leader 1998 – 2020

Eckhard Lammert

Eckhard Lammert

Group Leader 2002 – 2008

Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf
www.stoffwechsel.hhu.de

 

Daniel Müller

Daniel Müller

Group Leader 2001 – 2006

ETH Zürich
https://bsse.ethz.ch/department.html

 

Karla Neugebauer

Karla Neugebauer

Group Leader 2001 – 2014

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/karla_neugebauer/

 

Caren Norden

Caren Norden

Group Leader 2010 – 2020

Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência, Deputy Director for Science
gulbenkian.pt/ciencia/homepage/igc/organization/board/caren-norden/

Andy Oates

Andy Oates

Group Leader 2003 – 2013

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
https://oateslab.epfl.ch/

 

Ewa Paluch

Ewa Paluch

Group Leader 2006 – 2013

Professor of Cell Biophysics, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK
www.ucl.ac.uk

Gaia Pigino

Gaia Pigino

Group Leader 2012 – 2020

Human Technopole
https://humantechnopole.it/en/research-groups/pigino-group/

Jochen Rink

Jochen Rink

Group Leader 2011 – 2020

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
www.mpibpc.mpg.de/rink

Kai Simons

Kai Simons

Group Leader and Director 1998 – 2012

CEO of Lipotype GmbH, a spin-off company from MPI-CBG
www.lipotype.com

 

Iva Tolic

Iva Tolic

Group Leader 2005 – 2014

Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
www.irb.hr

 

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Elly Tanaka

Elly Tanaka

Group Leader 1999 – 2007

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
www.imp.ac.at

 

Christoph Thiele

Christoph Thiele

Group Leader 2000 – 2009

University of Bonn
www.limes.uni-bonn.de

 

Nadine Vastenhouw

Nadine Vastenhouw

Group Leader 2012 – 2021

Associate Professor at the Center for Integrative Genomics at the UNIL | University of Lausanne
https://www.unil.ch/cig/en/home/menuinst/research/prof-vastenhouw.html

Christiane Walch-Solimena

Christiane Walch-Solimena

Group Leader 2001 – 2007

Max Planck Society Administration
www.mpg.de

 

Wolfgang Zachariae

Wolfgang Zachariae

Group Leader 1999 – 2010

MPI of Biochemistry in Martinsried
www.biochem.mpg.de