Welcome to MDC Insights, the online news platform of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). Here we will bring you stories and press releases from our institute: our research, our scientists, and life on campus.



The MDC carries out basic biomedical research with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of health and disease, and translating these findings as quickly as possible into clinical application. The research involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as their prevention. Our research is divided into four main areas: cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer, diseases of the nervous system and systems biology. If you want to learn more about our institute, please visit our homepage.


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Editorial team

MDC Insights is edited by MDC communications department, primarily:
Jana Schlütter (Editor)
Martin Ballaschk (Editor)
Wiebke Peters (Editor)
Russ Hodge (Editor)
Silvio Schwartz (Online Editor)
Stephanie Sturm (Editorial Assistant)