The creation of the Biomedicine Research Institute of Buenos Aires – CONICET – Partner Institute of the Max Planck Society (IBioBA – CONICET – MPSP) is the result of over 20 years of fruitful relationship between the Max Planck Society (MPS) and researchers from Argentina. It is based in different scientific collaborations, joint projects and visits of Argentine scientists to Max Planck Institutes. This relationship laid down the foundations for greater cooperation between both parties.
In November 2007 an agreement was signed between Argentine authorities and the Vice President of the MPS, Dr. Herbert Jäckle, for the creation of an Institute in Biomedicine. This was formalized with the signing of the corresponding statute between the Max Planck Society and the CONICET.
On October 6, 2011, the new building of the IBioBA at the Scientific and Technological Polo of Buenos Aires, was inaugurated. The international symposium Frontiers in Bioscience, organized in the scientific ‘Polo’ from April 22 to 25, 2012, marked the beginning of the activities for graduates and outreach actions of IBioBA. And in October 2012 the first reseach group moved into de new building.
The Institutes of the Max Planck Society are institutions for basic research that focus in excellence. The IBioBA-MPSP contributes to the development of biosciences in Argentina, and focuses its investigations to researches in the edge of knowledge.