The SGBM is built around Principal Investigators from seven different research areas of life sciences and medicine at the University of Freiburg, the University Medical Center and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE):
- Developmental Biology
- Immunology and Virology
- Molecular Medicine
- Molecular Plant Sciences
- Protein Structure and Function
- Synthetic Biology and Signalling
A large number of SGBM Principal Investigators is also affiliated with Collaborative Research Centers (in German Sonderforschungsbereiche - SFB) and the Excellence Clusters CIBSS (Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies), BIOSS (Centre for Biological Signalling Studies) and BL-BT (BrainLinks-BrainTools). These programs closely cooperate at different levels.