From an international perspective, the quality of research at the Biocenter is outstanding. In several rankings the Biosciences have constantly occupied the leading places. For this reason, it is among the top 13 universities in Germany, the top 30 in Europe and among the best hundred of Europe. Research is conducted in areas of a high molecular biological and biomedical function like Cell and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biophysics, Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Biophysics , Pharmaceutical Biology, Bioinformatics, Neurobiology and Genetics. Additionally, there is likewise the internationally recognized organismic biology that is represented by Ecology and Tropical Biology, Behavioral and Sociobiology and Ecophysiology and Vegetation Ecology. The close interaction with medicine and other natural sciences at the Biocenter extends the range.