The Max Planck Institute for Medical Research currently consists of four departments and five additional independent research groups.
Board of Directors
The institute is led scientifically and administratively by the directorate, comprising the departmental directors. The directorate is chaired by one of the directors, the managing director, for periods of two years in turn. The managing director or his/her deputy is responsible for implementing decisions of the directorate and handling day-to-day business. The directors are also Scientific Members of the Max Planck Society, and are currently four in number.
Managing Director: Kai Johnsson
Deputy Managing Director: Ilme Schlichting
Head of Administration: Nico Frisch
Scientific Coordinator: Elisabeth Fuhry
Ombudsperson of the Institute: Richard Wombacher
Representative of the institute in the Biomedical Section of the MPS: Elisa D'Este
Equal Opportunity Representative: Elisabeth Fuhry
Deputy Equal Opportunity Representative: Jade Cottam Jones
The faculty of the institute comprises all indepented researchers, i.g. the directors and research group leaders. The faculty discusses organizational questions that affect the institute in general and gather relevant information on institute affairs.