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The Society of Friends of the MDC

Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Max-Delbrück-Centrums für Molekulare Medizin (MDC)

The Society of Friends of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) aims to improve and serve MDC research.

Aims and Benefits

The society has the following goals:

  • To support MDC research;
  • To support and help expand scientific relationships between the MDC and its partners in Germany and abroad;
  • To award research scholarships to young scientists;
  • To expand contacts between the MDC and the public, particularly by educating non-specialists about current issues in medical research;
  • To help organize scientific meetings;
  • To support equal rights for men and women within the research activities of the MDC, by promoting measures that ease the relationship between work and family life;
  • To promote art and cultural activities at the MDC;
  • To promote sports activities at the MDC.

Advantages

Membership comes with the following advantages:

  • You will be informed about current events and developments on the Berlin-Buch campus.
  • You will be invited to campus events including talks, discussion round tables, seminars, the New Year’s party, and the Long Night of Science.
  • You will receive (at no cost) MDC publications such as the Research Report, campus news, popular books, etc.
  • We will organize an experimental course in our learning lab for you
  • You will stay up-to-date on the newest results of research in the fields of molecular biology and molecular medicine.

By making a donation or becoming a member you can help support the work of the Society of Friends. The membership fee and additional donations are tax-deductible.

Current Projects and Activities

 

Promoted projects

Promotion of scientific exchange by supporting

  • Max-Delbrück-Lectures  / Elena-Timoféefff-Ressovsky-Lecture Series
  • Child care during congresses

Awarding of prizes

  • Best Scientific Image Contest during the Long Night of Sciences in cooperation with Nikon GmbH
  • Best Poster and Best Talk dring the yearly PhD Retreats of MDC and FMP
  • Silent Hero Prize

Promotion of sports and networking by supporting the participation in:

  • Berlin Table Tennis Company-Cup
  • VitalLaufFest of HOWOGE
  • Berliner Firmenlauf in Mitte and Tiergarten
  • Berliner Wasserbetriebe 5x5 km TEAM-relay in the Tiergarten
  • Allod Gesundheitslauf in Berlin-Karow
  • TÜV Rheinland Berliner marathon relay on the former airport Tempelhof
  • and support of work-place health promotion and the further development of Campus Vital

Promotion of science, art, culture and history:

  • Local culture: the sculpture park and the Jeanne-Mammen-collection of the MDC
  • Scientific historical events.
  • maintenance about the grave of Karl Lohmann

Promotion of school's work at the Scientific Learning Lab

Promotion of the network between science and economy

Interlinking of Alumni-work with activities of Freundeskreis

Active involvement in and for the health city Berlin-Buch

  • Benefizconcerts 
  • Support of cultural events on Campus and in Buch
  • Movie Series „Cinema under the campus sky“ on Campus Buch
  • Support of integration of refugees in the neighbourhood

Membership Form

 

Here you find the Membership Form. Please note the possibility to pay the membership fee via direct debit from your bank account.

Please send the complete and signed form

via fax to:            +49 (0)30 94 06 27 00

or via email to:    d.lafuente@mdc-berlin.de

Board

 

The Board of the Society of Friends is elected by the general membership meeting. The following members work in the Board in an honorary capacity:

Chair

Peter Albiez
Peter Albiez

 

Deputy Chair

Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten
Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten

 

Secretary

 

Scientific Director of the MDC

 

Treasurer