These groups have been a key part of support of junior scientists for over 50 years at the MPG. The appointment of Group Leader positions is subject to a rigorous, centrally managed selection procedure.
The group leaders of these groups provide support within their areas of expertise for other institute scientists while most of them simultaneously run their own research programmes.
To tighten our links with German universities, we maintain joint projects with university research groups. Such cooperation allows an intense exchange of scientific information and expertise.
Emeriti of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology