State Secretary Guido Wendt visited the Max Planck Institute in Plön
Schleswig-Holstein's State Secretary for Science, Research and Culture Guido Wendt visited the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI) yesterday as part of an inaugural visit and got an idea of its research and daily challenges.
The new State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein, Guido Wendt, visited the MPI in Plön on Thursday. The occasion of his visit was his inauguration as State Secretary and his introduction as a new member of the Institute's Board of Trustees. In addition to a detailed discussion with the Managing Director Prof. Paul B. Rainey, in which among other things the strategy of the State of Schleswig-Holstein in relation to the Max Planck Society and current topics of the Institute were discussed, Guido Wendt took the opportunity to personally view the premises of the Institute and the progress of the new building. He was impressed by both the research fields and the environment in which the Institute is located. After all, the MPI in Plön is the only one in Schleswig-Holstein.
"I was delighted with the visit of Guido Wendt, pleased to have him as a new member of our Institute's Board of Trustees, and I am looking forward to work with him in the future," says Professor Rainey.
Guido Wendt's tasks as a future member of the MPI's Board of Trustees include establishing ties to the general public, particularly to those circles interested in and potentially willing to support the research performed at the institute, liaising on behalf of the institute, promoting the institute’s interaction with the scientific community and the general public, and strengthen the confidence of the public in the work of autonomously organized research.