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IRI Life Sciences
Illustration: Felix Scholz

An exciting place for independent and curious minds

Exceptional research and scientific training in an international environment

The Integrative Research Institute for the Life Sciences, (in short: IRI Life Sciences) belongs to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). With its cross-institutional set-up, our institute is a blue-print for a modern research institute at a university: we advance research and quality by drawing on complementary expertise and open exchange with shared resources among HU, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).

We are located at the Campus Nord, oasis of green in the middle of downtown Berlin. The campus houses the labs of the IRI core groups, the IRI Life Sciences head office and many of the IRI Life Sciences members. The HU and Charité are mainly located on the Campus Nord, and BIMSB moved here, too, in spring 2019.

The resources concentrated in this small area of Berlin in terms of infrastructure, instrumentation and scientific expertise are enormous. IRI Life Sciences aims to pool those resources by bringing together researchers from various disciplines and different institutions.

Furthermore by establishing the core groups as new professorships and independent junior research groups at IRI Life Sciences, we bring new expertise and energy to the goal of developing the Campus Nord to a synergistic and joint research area for (biomedical) research.

Getting there

Campus Nord comprises the facilities of the Humboldt-Universität north of the Friedrichstraße station. You find our four-storeyed brick stone IRI building (named after the biochemist, physical chemist, and physician Leonor Michaelis) in the middle of the Campus Nord, right across the lawn with the red container coffee bar.

IRI Life Sciences
Philippstr. 13, Building 18
D-10115 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 2093-47905
For contact details of individuals, visit the people page.

You can enter the Campus (on foot or bicycle) from all sides
From the south through a foot path from Reinhardtstraße, from the east through Claire-Waldoff-Straße and then turn into the Campus on the right hand side, from the north through Philippstraße, passing the green elliptic biology building and from the west through Luisenstraße, through either of the portals on the right and left of the light yellow Humboldt Graduate School building on number 56 (see also our Campus map).

U-Bahn / Subway
U-Oranienburger-Tor (U6)
Friedrichstraße (S1, S2, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6)

Tram / Cable Car
Torstraße/U-Oranienburger Tor (12)
U-Oranienburger-Tor (M1)

Robert-Koch-Platz (240, 123)
Charité-Campus-Mitte (147)
Invalidenpark (120, 245)

Find out which connection is the best for you.

The Airport Express and regional trains together run four times an hour from the station under Terminal 1 to Berlin Central Station. From there walk (appr. 15 minutes) OR take Bus 142 to Robert-Koch-Platz.

From Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Take Bus 147 (Direction S-Unter-den-Linden/Glinkastraße or Puschkinallee/Elsenstraße) to Charité-Campus-Mitte
OR  Bus 123 (Direction Robert-Koch-Platz) to Robert-Koch-Platz
OR Bus 120 (Direction Hainbuchenstraße)
OR Bus 245 (Direction S-Nordbahnhof) to Invalidenpark.

WALK: at Hauptbahnhof exit north and walk the Invalidenstraße heading east and then turn right at Luisenstraße.

From Berlin Zoologischer Garten
S-Bahn (S5, S7, S75, S9) to Friedrichstraße
Walk OR U6 (Direction Alt-Tegel) to U-Oranienburger-Tor (one stop)

By train from Berlin Ostbahnhof
S-Bahn (S5, S7, S75, S9) to Friedrichstraße
Walk OR U6 (Direction Alt-Tegel) bis U-Oranienburger-Tor (one stop)

Find out which connection is the best for you.


Artwork by Felix Scholz

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