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Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Daniel Haun
Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 3550 400

Research Coordinator

Dr. Jörg Noack 
Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 3550 120 

Administrative Manager

Marzela Scheller
Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 3550 112


Prof. (Univ. Auckland) Dr. Russell Gray
Prof. Dr. Daniel Haun
Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause
Prof. Dr. Richard McElreath
Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo

Directors Emeritus

Prof. Dr. Christophe Boesch
Prof. Dr. Bernard Comrie
Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin
Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello

Press and Public Relations

Sandra Jacob
Phone: +49 (0) 341 - 3550 122

Lise Meitner Group Leader

Dr. Lydia Luncz

Max Planck Research Group Leader

Dr. Heidi Colleran
Dr. Benjamin Vernot

Minerva Research Group Leader

Dr. Janet Kelso (Dept. of Evolutionary Genetics)

Max Planck Fellow

Prof. Dr. Philipp Khaitovich, Director, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai, China & Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology(Skoltech), Moscow, Russia

Staff Figures

At the end of 2020 there was a total of 428 employees at the institute, including 79 scientists, 171 junior and guest scientists and 45 employees paid with third-party funds.