After the reunification of Germany, the former ZIMET Institute (Zentralinstitut für Mikrobiologie und Experimentelle Therapie) of the "DDR Academy of science" (Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR) was split mainly into two entities in 1991: Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI) and the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMB), the predecessor of today's Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI).
Many PhD students have finished their thesis since 1991 and many other employees have worked for several years in the institute. In order to maintain the personal contact to these former students and employees, FLI Alumni was established. Former employees have the opportunity to use the institute as a lifelong research platform. New graduate students can easily get contact to people with a wide range of expertise. FLI Alumni can also provide a mentorship in the career development of our PhD students.
If you are a former employee of the IMB or FLI and if you have keen interest in reviving you contact to the institute, we cordially invite you to provide us with your contact information.