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Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Our Mission


The mission of the institute

It is our mission to seek an in-depth understanding of the process of life, especially human life, and through this understanding, work towards unlocking the mysteries of human health and disease.

We assemble a small group of talented scientists and provide them with the freedom and support to pursue their research single-mindedly. In this way, the scientists can focus all of their creative talents on generating new knowledge, which will be the foundation for the medicine of the future. We also recruit and train the brightest postdoctoral fellows. They work and learn in our laboratories and are encouraged to establish their own research programs here or elsewhere.

Finally, we recognize that the Institute must retain the flexibility to change directions when necessary to take advantage of new scientific opportunities. The overriding principle is that the scientific endeavors of the Institute must be of the highest possible quality.