Inauguration of our new building in Erlangen-West
The official inauguration and symbolic hand-over of the key of our new building in Erlangen-West (Ulrich-Schalk-Street 3, 91056 Erlangen) took place on 8th July 2016 with the presence of authorities of the state of Bavaria, the city of Erlangen and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), including, among others, FAU vice president Prof. Dr. Günter Leugering, Mr Bernd Sibler, State Secretary in Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts, Mr. Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister of the Interior, for Building and Transport, Dr. Florian Janik, major of the city of Erlangen, Prof. Dr. Peter Greil, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kießling, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Natural Scienes, Mr. Dieter Maußner, Planning Director of the State Construction Office Erlangen-Nürnberg, in addition to numerous guests. The new laboratory complex is a fundamental component of the interdisciplinary Biotechnology Campus on the 9,000 m² area in Ulrich-Schalk-Str., an investment of 12.4 million Euro from the state of Bavaria, complementing the existing buildings at the site, which house offices and seminar rooms for the scientific personnel and international visitors. Three Institutes will perform research in this site, namely, our Institute (the Institute of Biomaterials), the Institute of Medical Biotechnology and geoscientists of the Institute of Endogenous Geodynamics. World class laboratories for materials science and biotechnology, processing of novel bio(nano) materials as well as cell biology laboratories with safety levels S1 and S2 complete the facilities available for our Institute at this Campus. Further information (in German) is available, including the report from the local press.