The Friedrich-Miescher Laboratory (FML) is a research institute belonging to the Max Planck Society, named after Friedrich Miescher, a renowned Swiss biologist who discovered DNA whilst carrying out research in Tübingen. The Institute was established in 1969 with the objective of giving outstanding young scientists the opportunity to carry out research within independent research groups. The projects all last five years. The FMO is on the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen, which also hosts the Max Planck Institutes for Developmental Biology and Biological Cybernetics. The FML consists of up to four independent research groups headed by junior group leaders who work on different aspects of biology. The Antonin lab deals with nuclear envelope dynamics, the Hauf lab with chromosomal segregation, the Ivanov lab with the cohesion of sister chromatids and the Rätsch lab with machine learning in biology.