Life in Berlin

Coming to Berlin

If you are planning to move to Berlin from abroad, please visit the MDC Welcome Center site for detailed information on visa requirements and general information to help you set up your new life in Germany.


Activities in Berlin

Berlin is a lively city with lots of cultural events, restaurants, cinemas, and outdoor activities. For more information on what is going on as well as on the history, politics, and economy of Berlin, check out or

There are also a few German websites on current activities and events to visit, e.g., or


Travel in and outside of Berlin

It is easy to get around Berlin using the public transportation system. Please visit the BVG website to plan your journey, buy tickets etc.´If you are planning to travel outside of Berlin, to visit the surroundings, the Baltic Sea, or nearby cities such as Dresden or Weimar, the Deutsche Bahn is probably the easiest way to get around.


April 2016
New TransCard Student
Please welcome Laura M. Mueller (Spagnoli lab), who has joinded the TransCard program on April 18th, 2016.

February 2016
Research Highlight for Holger Gerhardt
It is blood pressure that drives the opening of small capillaries during angiogenesis. A team of researchers led by Holger Gerhardt observed the process for the first time and published their findings in Nature Cell Biology. If you are interested please click here to enter the research highlights.
New TransCard Students
Please welcome Valentin Schneider (Huebner lab), Judith Huettemeister (Gotthardt lab), and Marta Bastos de Oliveira (Gerhardt lab), who have joined the TransCard program in February 2016.

January 2016
New TransCard Student
Please welcome Kristin Kraeker (Dechend/Mueller lab), who has joined the TransCard program on January 28th, 2016.

Application Fall 2016


Dr. Inka Gotthardt
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Robert-Rössle-Str 10
D-13125 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 9406 4258
Fax: +49 30 9406 2170