Scientific Advisory Board

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are internationally recognized scientists who evaluate the academic work of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology and advise its leadership. They are nominated by the Directors of the Departments and are appointed by the President of the Max Planck Society.

Michael Akam
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Witold Filipowicz
Friedrich Miescher Institute
for Biomedical Research
Basel, Switzerland
Ueli Grossniklaus
Institute of Plant Biology
University of Zurich  
Zürich, Switzerland
Christian Lehner
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
University of Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland
Ottoline Leyser
The Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Trudy F. C. Mackay (Chair)
Deptartment of Genetics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, USA

Rob Martienssen
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Hartmut Oschkinat
Department NMR-supported
Structural Biology
Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare
Pharmakologie (FMP)
Berlin, Germany
Chris Ponting
Department of Physiology, Anatomy
and Genetics
University of Oxford
MRC Functional Genomics Unit
Oxford, UK
Irmgard Sinning
Biochemistry Center (BZH)
Heidelberg University
Heidelberg, Germany
Janet Thornton
EMBL Outstation Hinxton
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus   
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peter Walter
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Biochemistry and
University of California
San Francisco, USA