Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

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The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany is one of the sixteen research centers of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. The Max Delbrück Center was founded in January 1992 as successor of the Zentralinstitut für Molekularbiologie that depended of the German Academy of Sciences Berlin until 1990. The center is named after Berlin-born Nobel prize laureate Max Delbrück. The institute combines basic research in Molecular Biology with clinical research. The following three disease areas are focused on:

The current scientific director is Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal. He is also a professor at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, one of the largest university hospitals in Germany.


The MDC was ranked 14th in the Thompson Reuters list of the world’s 20 best research institutes for molecular biology and genetics, based on its publication record.

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Coordinates: 52°37′29.4″N 13°30′9.4″E / 52.624833°N 13.502611°E / 52.624833; 13.502611