Our Campus

Situated in the new biosciences cluster in scenic Palm Beach County in south Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience provides a vibrant, interactive environment where scientists are provided generous ongoing support to conduct high impact research at the cutting edge.

Our Building

Our LEED-NC Gold Certified, 100,000 square foot institute is located on 6 acres of Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, Florida, neighbored by FAU’s Wilkes Honors College and Scripps Florida. Construction of our state-of-the-art research facility began in June of 2010 with a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society (2002-2014). The building’s grand opening was in December of 2012. Some unique features of our facility include:

  • State-of-the-art energy recovery wheels used to capture useable energy from building exhaust
  • Recycling of moisture removed during dehumidification contributes to the building’s cooling system
  • Building structure provides high levels of stiffness and vibration isolation for sensitive imaging technologies
  • Landscaped with drought-tolerant native species; irrigation provided by a municipal reclaimed water system
  • External sunshades calibrated to provide ample daylight while minimizing heat and glare


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Visit Our Campus

We offer individual or group tours to members of our community on select days. Learn more about our science and how we are making a difference in the field of neuroscience.

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South Florida Biotech Cluster

The Jupiter Neuroscience Campus consists of collaboration between neuroscientists from MPFI, Scripps Florida, and Florida Atlantic University, with an extended network of research excellence in nearby Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.


Scripps Florida – a division of The Scripps Research Institute, headquartered in La Jolla, California – is a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility located on 30 acres in Jupiter, Florida (Palm Beach County). An additional 70 acres are available for expansion on the large adjacent "Briger" tract of land in the city of Palm Beach Gardens.

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Built on a rich tradition as a teaching university with a respected faculty, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is earning a reputation as a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security.

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies is a non-profit research center dedicated to conducting basic research to advance the understanding of human disease and the improvement of human health.

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At MPFI, collaboration is key.

Faculty, investigators, and students regularly organize seminars, poster sessions, training activities, symposia, and networking events to help foster collaborative exchange of scientific ideas and to increase exposure and opportunities for scientists and students.