The 20th century is a time of great upheavals and groundbreaking discoveries for biology. It is also marks the birth of molecular biology – and the Biozentrum. It was brought into being 50 years ago by the boundless pioneering spirit and remarkable courage of its founding fathers.
Since then its researchers have embarked on a journey, following the tracks of molecules, cells and organisms, with the goal of better understanding the fundamental processes of life. During this time, the Biozentrum has lived up to its name and advanced to becoming a worldwide acclaimed institute for molecular biology research and teaching.
On 1 October 2021, the Biozentrum celebrates its 50th birthday. On the following pages, as well as in the Jubilee Brochure, you will learn more about the history, the world of research from 50 years ago till today, about cutting-edge technology and the newest approaches in research, its innovations and successes and importantly also its employees, who have played a decisive role in shaping the Biozentrum over the decades.