Cooperations & Institutes

CFEL >>> PIER >>> Hereon >>> EMBL >>> Uni Hamburg >>> CSSB >>> CXNS >>> MPSD >>> Startup-Labs Bahrenfeld >>> CDCS >>>

Top-level research is scarcely possible today without networking and cooperation among various institutes, countries and scientific disciplines. DESY too operates within strong networks. Each year, the research centre’s unique facilities draw more than 3000 guest scientists from over 40 countries to Hamburg. To work as closely as possible with DESY, more and more institutions are establishing outstations on the campus itself.

  • CFEL: The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science on the DESY campus in Hamburg is a centre of excellence for science at new-generation light sources that is unique in Europe.

  • CDCS: The Center for Computing in Natural Science combines scientific research with state-of-the-art information technology.

  • CSSB: The new Centre for Structural Systems Biology on the DESY campus in Hamburg is an interdisciplinary centre for infectious diseases reseach.

  • CXNS: The Centre for X-ray and Nano Science is a place for research with X-ray light in combination with nano and material sciences.

  • PIER: The strategic Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research strengthens the cooperation between DESY and the University of Hamburg.

  • EMBL: The European Molecular Biology Laboratory maintains a research unit for structural biology at DESY.

  • Hereon: The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (formerly: Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) maintains an outstation for materials research at DESY  .

  • MPSD: The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter studies the dynamic phenomena that occur in matter on the elementary timescales of atomic and electronic motion.

  • University of Hamburg: The DESY campus in Hamburg hosts several of the university’s institutes, which collaborate closely with DESY.

  • Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld: “Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld” is a centre for innovation located on the research campus and a collaborative project involving DESY, the University of Hamburg and the City of Hamburg.