Tübingen, July 14th 2010. The Royal Society of London is the oldest, continuously active, scientific academy in the world. Last month it celebrated its 350 birthday with a big ceremonial act in the presence of the royal family. On the 16th of July eight new foreign members will be accepted in a solemn ceremony, among them Carl Djerassi, the inventor of the birth control pill, and Detlef Weigel, director at the Max Planck Institute for Development Biology.
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Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel
Phone: +49 7071 601-1410
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Phone: +49 7071 601-333
The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology conducts basic research in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and evolutionary biology. It employs about 325 people and is located at the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen. The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology is one of 80 research institutes that the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science maintains in Germany.