Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG)

Address

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestra├če 63-73
D-14195 Berlin
Germany

Phone:+49 30 8413-0
Fax:+49 30 8413-1207

Email: info@molgen.mpg.de
Web: http://www.molgen.mpg.de/

About

All living creatures on Earth carry their own blueprint in their genetic material, the DNA. Research at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is dedicated to decoding the DNA of human beings and other organisms. The Institute’s scientists study the function of genes and their role during development, from the fertilized egg to the embryo and on to the mature organism. They are particularly interested in genes that can trigger diseases when they malfunction. For a quick and precise analysis of the genetic material, the scientists rely on state-of-the-art sequencing devices, which can decode the entire genetic material of a human being within a few days. Special computer programs designed at the Institute help them to analyze and interpret the resulting data.

Website

http://www.molgen.mpg.de/

Directors in the Area of Computer Science

Martin Vingron
Computational Molecular Biology