The BMLS was founded in 2009 as part of the Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. It is embedded in a vibrant scientific environment at the Campus Riedberg near the Biocentre and the Max-Planck-Institutes of Biophysics and Neurobiology. BMLS PIs are appointed at the Goethe University and have several bilateral links between other University departments and Frankfurt research institutions.
Research at the BMLS emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology and bioinformatics. Research is supported by the Core Facilities like for e.g. Electron Microscopy, Advanced Light Microscopy and 3D-Crystallization.
The building will provide 3000 m² of net space (70% laboratories, 30% offices). Specialized research facilities in the building will include cryo-electron microscopy, advanced light microscopy and 3D-crystallograph