This page will gradually be enriched with videos, podcasts and images of the new Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence. Below, you will find interesting background information about the institute visually displayed.
Since January, we are the MPI for
Biological Intelligence, in foundation. But - what actually is #biologicalintelligence? It describes the way in which animal organisms 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.
Our logo symbolically unites all previous research fields and lets something new emerge from them. From the abstract silhouettes of a mouse, a fish, a bird and a fly, a creature emerges in the center that connects the organisms. At the same time, there are allusions to a nerve cell, a family tree and a labyrinth in which an animal must find its way. All these aspects form an interaction that reflects the research interests of the new institute and at the same time leaves room for new things.
This is us (in brief): The MPI-BI (in foundation) currently consists of about 490 employees from more than 50 nations. Our seven departments, more than 20 research groups and several service groups are located in Martinsried, in the southwest of Munich, and in Seewiesen, our campus near Starnberg. Here, we conduct joint research on exciting projects on biological intelligence. #biologicalIntelligence