Popular with national and international guests to the Martinsried Campus


Life sciences in southwest Munich: The Science Campus Martinsried/Grosshadern is one of the top ten scientific locations in Europe. It is the center for basic scientific research, teaching, clinical research, biotechnology innovations and technology transfer. Here, almost everything seems to take place under one roof. All institutes, faculties, research establishments and the Grosshadern Clinic can be reached by foot. The two Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry and Neurobiology, the Innovation and Start-Up Center for Biotechnology (IZB), as well as eight institutes of the Ludwig Maximilian University, with the new Biomedical Center (BMC), the faculty of chemistry and pharmacy, the Prion Center and the Gene Center, as examples, as well as the Grosshadern Clinic, create ideal conditions for students and scientists, especially through their networking opportunities and spin-offs. One by one, we want to present all the campus facilities.


Room at the IZB Residence CAMPUS AT HOME


Faculty Club G2B (Gateway to Biotech)

Unique campus residence
For almost three years now, the Martinsried campus has had a landmark, an architectural lighthouse: the seven-storey IZB Residence CAMPUS AT HOME. It provides 42 luxurious, ultra-modern rooms and suites to rent to guests of the entire Martinsried / Grosshadern campus, at very moderate prices. Time to review. With great energy, Dr. Peter Hanns Zobel, CEO of the IZB, and his staff have succeeded in making the Residence, with its publicly accessible restaurant SEVEN AND MORE and the Faculty Club G2B (gateway to Biotech) located on the seventh floor, known far beyond the boundaries of the campus. Usually it is well occupied, and often booked out. The IZB Residence has become an important location factor.

A great success: the Faculty Club G2B
The IZB Managing Director is particularly proud of the development of the Faculty Club G2B, which has become a lively venue for many biotech events. The IZBrunch takes place once a month, and the Biotech press lounge is held three times a year, to name only a few of the most important events. Today the Faculty Club has 350 members, with a growing tendency among about 1200 professors who work on the campus. Members include directors and junior group leaders of the Max Planck Institutes, professors of the LMU institutes, and Managing Directors and CEOs of biotech and IZB companies. The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs Ilse Aigner is also an honorary member. The Nobel laureate for medicine in 2014, Prof. Edvard Moser, is a frequent guest on the campus and at the IZB Residence CAMPUS AT HOME. “The concept of keeping and linking the guests to Campus Martinsried / Grosshadern has worked amazingly well,” says Zobel, delighted at the acceptance of the designer residence.

Public Restaurant SEVEN AND MORE



National and international guests
If you want a closer look into life at the IZB Residence, you only need to ask Oliver Bohrmann. From the very beginning, he has headed reception, an experienced hotel manager who speaks English, French and Italian, and has worked in the business in several places, including London and Zurich. “We have approximately 50 percent German guests and 50 percent international guests from biotech, pharmaceutical and venture capital sectors,” says Bohrmann about the interesting and pleasant guests of the residence.

The ambiance is appreciated by the guests
Bohrmann has 24 single rooms, 12 double rooms and six suites available to book, and 90 percent of his guests are individual travelers. Bohrmann is proud of his staff whose input is reflected in the evaluation of the guests’ feedback:  “We have practically no complaints. The ambiance, the architecture, the infrastructure – and the peace and quiet are all praised.” Bohrmann would not want to give up his job: “It is still a lot of fun – especially with our great team and the excellent atmosphere.” (Author: Rainer Rutz)