The Office of Finance and Research Grants acts as liaison between researchers, funding agencies and inhouse administration to support scientists while ensuring that formal legal, financial and grant requirements are met. The Grants Team is in charge of pre-award and post-award support, and the management of third-party funded projects at MPI-CBG. Post-award support is in close cooperation with the finance department. On this page you’ll find information about the main funding sources, as well as some additional opportunities for researchers who are thinking of applying. This is also your first port of call if you’ve decided to apply but you are not sure where to start from.

Our Team

Max Planck Institute of Molecular
Cell Biology and Genetics
- Office of Research Grants -

Pfotenhauerstr. 108
01307 Dresden

Phone +49 351 210-2583
Fax +49 351 210-1689

Konstantin Dienel

Grants Manager

Konstantin Dienel

Grants Manager
+49 351 210-2583

Karyme Garzon Mahmud

Grants Officer

Karyme Garzon Mahmud

Grants Officer
+49 351 210-2148

Sophie Umlauft

Senior Grants Manager

Sophie Umlauft

Senior Grants Manager
+49 351 210-2862

Our Services


  • Provide information about funding opportunities
  • Inform on guidelines and eligibility
  • Set up budget and provide consultation
  • Complete administrative forms
  • Contact funding organizations


  • Set up the project budget
  • Provide advice on eligible costs
  • Prepare financial reports and audit documents
  • Provide regular updates on the project budgets
  • Coordinate with the MPI-CBG administration
  • Contact funding organizations and the headquarters of the Max Planck Society