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The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Phone: +49 89 2108-0
Register of Societies and Associations
The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.
The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors, which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann and by Secretary General Dr. Ludwig Kronthaler.
Value Added Tax Identification Number
The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.
Online editor: Lisa Dennison
Responsible editors for the contents of the Science Sketches website with regard to media law:
Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik
The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.
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