The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (German: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V.; abbreviated MPG) is a non-governmental and non-profit association of German research institutes publicly funded by the federal and the 16 state governments of Germany. It is named in honor of its former president, theoretical physicist Max Planck. The 82 research institutes of the Max Planck Society (as 2013) conduct basic research in the interest of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. They have a total staff of approximately 17,000 permanent employees, including 5,470 scientists, plus around 4,500 non-tenured scientists and guests. The Max Planck Society has a world-leading reputation as a science & technology research organization, with 32 Nobel Prizes awarded to their scientists, and are generally regarded as the foremost basic research organization in Europe and the world.

Research Grants 3,255 show all


$381M
2016

$320.5M
2017

$382.6M
2018

$377.5M
2019

$12.4M
2020

Publications 30,565 show all

  • 184
    Neurons/physiology
  • 164
    Escherichia coli/genetics
  • 146
    Calcium/metabolism
  • 146
    Genes, Bacterial
  • 146
    Mutation
  • 134
    Models, Biological
  • 131
    Proteins/chemistry
  • 129
    Models, Chemical
  • 119
    DNA-Binding Proteins/genetics
  • 118
    Plant Proteins/genetics

Patents 9,179show all

  • 1,494
    A61K - Preparations for medical, dental, or toilet purposes
  • 1,217
    C12N - Microorganisms or enzymes
  • 1,206
    G01N - Investigating or analysing materials by determining their chemical or physical properties
  • 1,165
    C07K - Peptides
  • 484
    C12Q - Measuring or testing processes involving enzymes, nucleic acids or microorganisms
  • 370
    H01L - Semiconductor devices
  • 296
    C07D - Heterocyclic compounds
  • 295
    H01J - Electric discharge tubes or discharge lamps
  • 271
    Y02A - Technologies for adaptation to climate change
  • 229
    B82Y - Specific uses or applications of nanostructures

Clinical Trials 44show all

18N/A9Phase 45Phase 23Phase 32Other

Contact Information

Hofgartenstraße 8
Munich 80539
Germany

Overview

Total FundingEmployeesLast Funding DateStatus
10000+Operating