About us

The University of Bristol and the Max Planck Society have jointly founded an innovative new Max Planck Bristol Centre for Minimal Biology.

The Centre will pursue game-changing research and post-graduate training in the emerging field of minimal biology to address some of the most complex challenges in fundamental science.

The MPBC Minimal Biology Directors

Based in Bristol and Germany, the MPBC Minimal Biology Directors draw together expertise from across the Physical and Life Sciences.

Imre Berger, University of Bristol

Imre Berger,
School of Biochemistry
University of Bristol

Stephen Mann, University of Bristol

Stephen Mann,
School of Chemistry
University of Bristol

Petra Schwille, Max Planck Institute

Petra Schwille,
Max Planck Institute for
Biochemistry, Martinsried

Joachim Spatz, Max Planck Institute

Joachim Spatz,
Max Planck Institute for
Medical Research, Heidelberg

Tanja Weill, Max Planck Institute

Tanja Weill,
Max Planck Institute for
Polymer Research, Mainz

Dek Woolfson, University of Bristol

Dek Woolfson,
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Bristol