Imprint/Provider Identification

The following provides mandatory data concerning the provider of this website, obligations with regard to data protection, as well as other important legal references involving the Internet site of the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (http://www.mpi-bn.mpg.de) as required by German law.


The provider of this Internet site within the legal meaning of the term is the registered association Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V.


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 89 2108-0
Internet: www.mpg.de
E-Mail: presse@gv.mpg.de

Register of Societies and Associations

The Max Planck Society is registered in the Official Register of Societies and Associations at Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court under the register number VR 13378 B.


The Max Planck Society is legally represented by its Board of Directors which, in turn, is represented by the President of the Society, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss and by Secretary General Dr. Barbara Bludau.

Value Added Tax Identification Number

The value added tax identification number of the Max Planck Society is DE 129517720.

Responsible editors for the contents of this website:

Aaron Ruhs
Max-Planck-Institut for Herz- und Lungenforschung
W.G. Kerckhoff-Institut
Ludwigstrasse 43
D-61231 Bad Nauheim

Legal Structure

The Max Planck Society is a non-profit research facility which is organized as a registered association. All of the institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society are largely autonomous in terms of organization and research, but as a rule have no legal capacity of their own.

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.


Die nachstehenden Informationen enthalten die gesetzlich vorgesehenen Pflichtangaben zur Anbieterkennzeichnung sowie wichtige rechtliche Hinweise zu dieser Internetpraesenz des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Herz- und Lungenforschung (http://www.mpi-bn.mpg.de).


Anbieter dieser Internetpraesenz ist im Rechtssinne die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.


zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Telefon: +49 (89)2108 - 0
Internet: www.mpg.de


Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Registernummer VR 13378 Nz eingetragen.


Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft wird gesetzlich vertreten durch den Vereinsvorstand, und dieser wiederum durch den Praesidenten, Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, und die Generalsekretaerin, Frau Dr. Barbara Bludau.


Die Umsatzsteueridentifikationsnummer der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft lautet: DE 129517720

Redaktionsverantwortlicher fuer die Internetpraesenz

Aaron Ruhs
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Herz- und Lungenforschung
W.G. Kerckhoff-Institut
Ludwigstrasse 43
D-61231 Bad Nauheim

Rechtliche Hinweise zur Organisationsform

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist eine gemeinnuetzige Forschungseinrichtung, die in der Rechtsform eines eingetragenen Vereins organisiert ist. Die Institute und Einrichtungen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft sind organisatorisch weitgehend selbstaendig und haben in der Regel keine eigene Rechtspersoenlichkeit.