The Ernst Schering Research Foundation (ESRF), Berlin, Germany was founded in 1991 by Schering AG, a pharmaceutical company located in Berlin, Germany. It is the aim of the ESRF to build bridges between basic and applied research. To fulfill this goal, the ESRF organizes international scientific workshops on hot topics in biomedical research. 60 workshops have been organized so far and published by the renowned scientific publisher Springer, Heidelberg.
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization in Germany. It was founded on February 26, 1948, and is the successor organization to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, which was established in 1911. The 78 research institutes of the Max Planck Society perform basic research in the interest of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. The variety of topics in the natural sciences and the humanities at Max Planck Institutes complement the work done at German universities and other research facilities in important research fields. In certain areas, the institutes occupy key positions, while other institutes complement ongoing research. Moreover, some institutes perform service functions for research performed at universities by providing equipment and facilities to a wide range of scientists, such as telescopes, large-scale equipment, specialized libraries, and documentary resources.
The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) was launched in April 2000 under the auspices of the Millennium Project research initiative that was established to drive research in the fields of information technology, environmental science and the study of aging, areas of vital importance to both Japan and the world in the 21st century. The drafters of this plan recognized the great potential for contributions by developmental and regenerative biologists in addressing the healt
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