Imprint & Legal Notice

Imprint & Legal Notice

Information pursuant to Sec. 5 TMG (German Telemedia Act)

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80639 München

Represented by the Board

Dr. Andrea von Drygalski, Dr. Horst Goß, Dr. Paul Lerbinger, Dr. Dietmar Scheiter, Dr. Simone Schwanitz


Johanna Pöllath
Telephone: +49-89-230 2260-31


Regulatory Authority

Government of Upper Bavaria (Foundation Supervision)
Maximilianstraße 39
80538 München 

Responsible for the Content Pursuant to Sec. 18 par. 1 MStV

Johanna Pöllath
Aldringenstraße 4
80639 München

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Dispute Resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for on-line dispute resolution (ODR): .

We are neither obliged nor prepared to take part in consumer-related procedures before a dispute resolution authority.

Liability for Content

As a service provider, pursuant to Sec. 7 par. 1 TMG, we are responsible for content we present ourselves on these pages according to the general laws. Pursuant to Sec. 8 through 10 TMG (German Telemedia Act), however, we are neither required to monitor transferred or stored third-party content nor to inquire as to causes indicating illegal activities.

Our obligation to delete or block the use of certain content pursuant to the general laws shall remain unaffected. We shall, however, be solely liable, if we have positive know­ledge of an actual rights-infringement. As soon as we are made aware of such an infringement, we shall delete the content concerned.

Liability for Links

Our internet presence provides links to third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Hence, we cannot accept any liability for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the websites we link to is/are solely responsible for the content of their sites. These sites have been examined for possible legal violations at the time of linking; at that time no such violations were apparent.

A continuous monitoring of the linked content without actual indication of an infringement is not reasonable. As soon as we are made aware of any infringement we shall delete the content concerned. The Max-Planck-Förderstiftung explicitly distances itself from any content infringing or violating law.


The content created and/or provided by the operator of this site is protected under German and European copyright laws. Any reproduction, editing, dissemination/dis­tribution as well as any kind of exploitation outside the boundaries of copyright laws need the explicit, prior, and written consent of the respective copyright-holder. Downloads and printouts of this website (including all its subpages) are permitted for private use only and are prohibited for commercial use.

Any content not compiled by the operator of this website, is used while observing the respective copyrights. Third-party content, in particular, is identified as such. Should you, however, become aware of any copyright infringement, we would kindly ask you to advise us of it. We will then immediately attend to the matter by deleting the respective illicit content.

Objection Against Advertisement E-Mails

It is explicitly forbidden to use the contact-information given above for advertisement or marketing purposes or for any communication we did not expressly solicit. We reserve the right to take legal action against any person or entity acting contrary to this provision.

Design and Implementation

MOTO [Intermedia]
Heiko Gehrke
Oefelestraße 9, 81543 München

Picture Copyrights (by sub-page)

assalve (Slideshow 1), Thomas Faull (Slideshow 2), DoucetPh (Slideshow 3), fotohunter (Slideshow 4), ThomasVogel (Slideshow 5 )
Thomas Brill (projects – Florence), demaerre (projects – bachelor-scholarships), jm1366 (projects – gravitational waves), Lisa5201 (projects – childhood illnesses), USO (projects – nature conservation and protection of species), Hallbauer & Fioretti (projects – Emmanuelle Charpentier)
bjdlzx (sponsoring), RomoloTavani (commitment)

About Us:
kimberryood (cover)

Hanrieder Foundation for Excellence:
Thurtell (cover)

danilovi (cover), Thomas Brill (projects – Florence), demaerre (projects – bachelor-scholarships), jm1366 (projects – gravitational waves), Lisa5201 (projects – childhood illnesses), USO (projects – nature conservation and protection of species), Hallbauer & Fioretti (projects – Emmanuelle Charpentier), hsvrs (projects – fossile logistics), 1001nights (projects -schizophrenia), ugurhan (projects – rapidly dividing cells), BlackJack3D (projects – Neanderthal’s Man DNA), Harvepino (projects – global climate), bodym (projects – virus database), number1411 (projects – cryogenetics), BraunS (projects – Alzheimer’s disease), pattonmania (projects – cancer medication), Scharfsinn86 (projects – sun activity), utah778 (projects – Islamic legal system), fzant (projects – ageing of the human being), borgogniels (projects – languages culture), martin-dm (projects – depression-therapy), Andreas Muhs (projects – Harnack House), Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (projects – Theodor W. Hänsch), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (projects – personal project)

valio84sl (cover), Ridofranz (personal assistance), kangarooarts (a day with science), Axel Griesch (honor board)

Savushkin (cover)

Nikada (cover)

For copyrights on all other pictures shown on the sub-pages “Team” and “News” please see the information given at the respective pictures.