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The place for life sciences

Campus Nord houses the labs of the IRI Life Sciences core groups, its head office and many of the members

The northern campus of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, also known as "Campus Nord", is located in the heart of Berlin's lively Mitte district, in the area between Invalidenstraße and Luisenstraße.

The core of the campus is an 80,000 square metre park-like area with old trees and historic red clinker brick buildings, which were built from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century. These include the Anatomical Theatre of the Royal School of Veterinary Medicine and later the University of Veterinary Medicine, designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, the architect of the Brandenburg Gate, over two hundred years ago.

The modern Life Sciences Campus grows around this building, popularly known as the "Trichine Temple". It is home to the faculty of the same name, which includes the Institutes of Biology, Psychology, the Thaer Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences.

IRI Life Sciences, also located on Campus Nord, has an important pivotal function in this context. Here, Humboldt Universität, Charité-Universitätsmedizin and the Max Delbrück Centre cooperate in the fields of systems biology, theoretical biology, neurosciences and infection biology.