Research Groups


BMLS Building

In 2008, scientists of the Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes (CEF) successfully applied for funding of a dedicated research building according to Art. 91 b Abs. 1 Nr. 3 GG. In 2009, the diggers started ripping up the designated area on the South Western edge of Riedberg Campus. The construction phase was completed in August2011, when the first BML research groups were able to move in. The building brings several state-of-the-art technology platforms to the campus which can be used by internal as well as external scientists, including the Electron Microscopy Lab, the Frankfurt Centre of Advanced Microscopy (FCAM), and the Crystal Facility.

Building facts:

Planning:                             Gerber Architekten, Dortmund
Construction period:             March 2009 - August 2011
Foundation stone laid on:      5th June 2009
Constructor:                        State of Hesse, represented by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of Hesse (HMWK), represented by the ‘Hessische Baumanagement’ (hbm)
Funded by:                           Federal Government and State Government of Hesse
Net Internal Area:                 3.100 m²
Gross External Area:             7.000 m²
Gross Cubic Volume:             29.000 m³
Cost:                                    € 24.5 M for construction plus € 2.4 M for equipment
Number of workplaces:          180

Pictures of building phase:
BMLS Building
BMLS Building
BMLS Building 
BMLS Building          April 2009
BMLS Building         March 2010
BMLS Building         October 2010
BMLS Building          Mai 2012