When the MDC was founded in 1992 it was not difficult to decide whom to name it after. The German-American biophysicist and Nobel laureate Max Delbrück stands for the courage to pursue one’s own ideas (no matter how unusual), the ability to think beyond the borders of individual disciplines, and the open-mindedness of an international perspective.
Twenty-five years later, the MDC – home to roughly 1,600 employees and guest researchers – is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. Their aim is to shed light on the complex causes of widespread diseases – you can read some of their results in this newsletter. The interview with Jens Reich, who has been working on campus for nearly 50 years now, is testament to the changing times in science and society.
Today and tomorrow, we would like to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of the MDC with you. The festivities start with a scientific symposium with eight leading scientists who have close ties to the MDC – among them Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover. You are very welcome to join us! On December 1st, we celebrate the official Silver Jubilee, where we will be giving you an insight into what makes our work so fascinating.
Thank you for reading,
Your MDC Insights Team