A tour through the institute

Why not visit our laboratories? Our institute's videos take you on a virtual tour of the FMP. For a deeper look, please don't hesitate to contact our research groups directly.

Currently, 270 researchers and administration staff work at the institute. A directory is available under the Staff A-Z link.

 

A brief history

The FMP was founded in 1992 as a successor to the "Institut für Wirkstofforschung", an Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. It was renamed "Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie" - hence, its acronym FMP. Then as now, the institute focused on proteins as basic structures of the lives of all cellular organisms.

From the beginning, the FMP has been a member of the Leibniz-Association and is now called Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie. The FMP and seven other Berlin Leibniz-Institutes are legally represented by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. 

 

The Leibniz Association

Theoria cum praxi: science for the benefit and good of humanity

The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities. Leibniz institutes address issues of social, economic and ecological relevance. They conduct knowledge-driven and applied basic research, maintain scientific infrastructure and provide research-based services.

The Leibniz Association identifies focus areas for knowledge transfer to policy-makers, academia, business and the public. Leibniz institutions collaborate intensively with universities – in the form of “WissenschaftsCampi” (thematic partnerships between university and non-university research institutes), for example – as well as with industry and other partners at home and abroad. They are subject to an independent evaluation procedure that is unparalleled in its transparency.
Due to the importance of the institutions for the country as a whole, they are funded jointly by the Federation and the Länder, employing some 18,100 individuals, including 9,200 researchers. The entire budget of all the institutes is approximately 1.6 billion EUR.