A portrait of Martin Stratmann

On June 5, 2014, Martin Stratmann assumed the office of President of the Max Planck Society. The Senate of the Max Planck Society elected him one year ago for the 2014-2020 term of office. more

New momentum for Open Access

In his guest contribution for the Tagespiegel newspaper, Martin Stratmann pleads for open access to become the rule in scientific publishing. This is essential for both research and innovation - and, as studies show, it can be achieved without additional financial resources. [more]

'There is clearly a great sense of uncertainty'

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, on developments in the light of Brexit and the election of Donald Tump as US President. [more]

Medical advancement requires animal research

Systematic research into the mechanisms of life is the foundation of modern medicine. Yet while certain diseases have meanwhile become practically irrelevant, new, unknown clinical pictures are emerging. Without animal research it will not be possible to develop new strategies to prevent or at least alleviate these diseases. [more]
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