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As a publically funded biomedical research institute, the MDC has a responsibility to inform and engage with the public, communicating its research and activities in an open and transparent way. The  role of the MDC communication department is to support communication both within and by the institute, addressing our researchers and employees as well as political and public authorities, media, local residents neighbouring our campus, pupils, teachers, national and international research communities. Initiating a dialogue between and with different stakeholder groups is particularly important to us.


Contact person for press and media

Dr. Annette Tuffs

Our areas of activity include:

Conferences & events

Our event team supports the research groups and departments of the MDC in organising various events over the course of the year, including international conferences, meetings, symposia and seminars.

MDC Events database

Websites & online communication

In collaboration with the IT department, the communications department is responsible for curating and developing the MDC website. Additionally we are responsible for maintaining the MDC’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).

With MDC-Insights as the number one source for news about the institute, the Campus Berlin-Buch and research at the MDC, the communications department along with its authors maintain a blog that appeals to all internal and external interest groups. Insights is accompanied by a monthly digital newsletter that you can subscribe to here.

Writing & publications

The Communications department also produces a range of published materials including brochures, flyers, books and a biennial research report. If you have further questions about our logo and corporate design, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Outreach activities, Dialog events and training

Our innovative secondary-school teacher training scheme “Labor trifft Lehrer” offers insight into modern-day research in the life sciences and an accurate picture of life at our institute.

The MDC takes part in the annual Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, a city-wide public science event with lab tours and scientific activities, co-ordinated on our campus together with the Gläsernes Labor and Leibniz Institure for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP).

Throughout the year, we welcome diverse groups of visitors to the institute, offering tours of relevant labs and facilities.

Communicating the field of animal research in an open and transparent way is a particularly important topic for us. For journalists as well as decision makers from politics, government and industry, we offer tours through our animal facilities and discussions with our scientists. You can find the most important facts and figures about the MDC’s animal research online here.

Every two months, together with the BBB campus management, we offer a campus tour which takes in the sculpure park and explains the history of the biomedical research campus in English and German.

To learn more about the history of the campus check out our interview series, „Zeitzeugen (Witnesses to Living History)“ campus.