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Jens Peter von Kries

Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie & Max-Delbrück-Centrum Berlin

Director of the technology platform for active ingredient search and genome-wide RNA interference

"A unique link between basic research and clinical research involving biotechnology companies from various locations."

How long have you lived in Berlin?

Since 1995.

Why did you choose Berlin?

Unique research community of scientists and clinicians plus biotechnology companies. Cosmopolitan city with a multicultural background. Very beautiful lakes around the city.

What excites you about Berlin?

Direct contact between politics and science with mutual exchange of experiences in a metropolitan setting. Private interests and hobbies: Photography, basketball, nature.

What is your personal message for Berlin as a center for science?

Berlin offers great opportunities for research, study, teaching and innovation in modern optics and photonics. We invite you to take advantage of them!