Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (Seewiesen site)
The Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence emerged from the two Max Planck Institutes of Neurobiology and for Ornithology in January 2022. The final, legal establishment of the institute took place on January 1, 2023. About 500 employees from more than 50 nations are dedicated to basic research on topics in behavioral ecology, evolutionary research and neuroscience. The institute research focuses on biological intelligence, i.e. the abilities of animal organisms that have evolved through evolution to acquire, store, apply and pass on knowledge about their environment in order to find ever new solutions to problems and adapt to a constantly changing environment. The mechanisms of biological intelligence are being examined at various levels: studies range from molecular interactions to entire groups of individuals.
The institute has two locations, the nature-oriented Campus Seewiesen near Starnberg, and the Campus Martinsried in the southwest of Munich.
Phone: +49 8157 932-0
Fax: +49 8157 932-209
This institute has an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS):IMPRS - Biological Intelligence
In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.