As of 2020, caesar hosts two research departments and many research groups. Like all Max Planck Institutes, the directors of caesar are scientific members of the Max Planck Society.
caesar is part of a cluster for neurosciences in the Bonn-Cologne region and has multiple ties with the University of Bonn and University of Cologne. In collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University, caesar runs the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior. This first transatlantic IMPRS graduate program aims to train students in a large range of cutting-edge techniques which are currently instrumental in the quest for understanding brain circuit function in the whole animal and its role in defining behavior.
The institute is operated by a non-profit foundation under private law. The president of the Max Planck Society chairs the foundation board. Trustors are the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. caesar is evaluated by a scientific advisory board. The evaluation is effected according to the procedures and criteria of the Max Planck Society.
research center caesar is lead by a board of directors – two scientific and one administrative director.Learn more.
caesar is evaluated by a scientific advistory board. It adheres to the scientific principles of the Max Planck Society.Learn more.
Currently, a staff of 290 works at caesar, among them 180 in the field of science. Additionally, 70-80 guest scientists are hosted at our institute, in a variety of cooperations.Find a staff list here.
caesar is financed by an independent foundation of private law. The president of the Max Planck Society is chairmain of the foundation board. Donors are the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of North Rhine Westfalia.Learn more.
caesar is associated with the Max Planck society and shares it's scientific principles.
Caesar offers a variety of services - a café, a restaurant and comprehensive conference facilities.Learn more.
In 1995, caesar was established as a non-profit foundation of private law, by the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of North Rhine Westfalia. The foundation capital amounts to 383,4 € Mio, with real estate property donated by the city of Bonn, valuing 6,6 Mio. €. 286,3 Mio. € are invested in to the capital market. caesar finances it's research - among other things - by capital returns, external funding and patents.Learn more.
Every year, caesar published a report, portraying our recent work and news from our research.Learn more.
Ever since their existence, humans have been seeking knowledge. Such knowledge enables them to evaluate the possible consequences of their actions and, where appropriate, look for alternatives. The insights gained in basic research also serve as the basis for new technologies, materials, treatments, and drugs.
However, to gain biological and medical insights scientists often must rely on studies with living organisms.Learn more.