Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)

IMB is a modern, international research institute in Mainz, Germany. We are a non-profit organisation opened in 2011 with funding from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Our mission is to answer key questions in how organisms grow, age, and develop disease through basic research in epigenetics, genome stability and related fields.

IMB now has over 200 researchers. We attract top students and young scientists from all over the world, with more than half of our PhD students and postdocs coming from abroad. Labs are run with an informal atmosphere and our working language is English.

We perform basic research in the life sciences, ranging from epigenetics, DNA repair & genome stability to developmental biology, biophysics, and computational biology. See our research pages for more information.