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pursuant to Section 5, TMG
(German Telemedia Act):
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt on the Main
Telephone: +49 69 7542 0
Fax: +49 69 746238
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Senckenberg Natural Research Society, SGN) is an association vested with legal capacity pursuant to Section 22 of the German Civil Code, which was bestowed with the rights of a corporate body by dint of a sovereign decree on August 17, 1867. According to Section 28 of the valid bylaws, the association is represented judicially and extrajudicially by two members of the board of directors as defined by Section 26 of the German Civil Code; one of these two members has to be the General Director or Deputy General Director.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger (General Director)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch (Deputy General Director, Director Frankfurt Museum)
Stephanie Schwedhelm
Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
Prof. Dr. Uwe Fritz
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kröncke


Dr. h.c. Beate Heraeus

Regulatory body

Magistrate of the City of Frankfurt/Regulatory Authority

VAT Id: 114235295

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