On 11 November 2011 the MP-IE and many other Max Planck Institutes joined the celebrations for the 100-year anniversary of the Max Planck Society with special events for students. This year commemorates the founding of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft in 1911, which was succeeded by the Max Planck Society in 1948.
The event at the MPI-IE aimed at bringing school classes in contact with research, work and life at the institute. The program consisted of presentations about immunobiology and epigenetics, selected science movies, a tour through the institute, and the workshop “DNA kitchen”. The trainees of the institute also presented their work to the students.