About the Institution
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) conducts research in bio- and geosciences within six research institutes and three natural history museums in Germany. The mission of the SGN is to make science and scientific findings accessible to the public through teaching, publishing, museums and special exhibitions in Frankfurt, Dresden, Görlitz and Tübingen. Senckenberg's research activity is divided into four large research fields: Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment, Biodiversity and Climate & Biodiversity and Earth System Dynamics.
With about 40 million objects/items in currently more than 200 collections the SGN has one of the largest scientific collections in Germany. The objects involve a herbarium, zoological, anthropological, paleontological and mineralogical collections plus a DNA Bank. SGN is part of the Leibniz association.