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Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 69 7542 0
Fax: +49 69 746238

The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research is an unincorporated association according to § 22 of the BGB (German Civil Code) that was awarded the rights of a legal person by sovereign decree on 17 August 1867. According to § 28 of the currently applicable statute, the association as defined by § 26 of the BGB is represented judicially and extrajudicially by two members of the Board of Directors, which must include the Director General or the Deputy Director General.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Volker Mosbrugger (Director General)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Mulch (Deputy Director General)
Stephanie Schwedhelm
Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
Prof. Dr. Karsten Wesche

Supervisory Authority

Magistrate of the City of Frankfurt / Office of Public Order
USt-Id: DE114235295

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