IMB boasts an active and diverse social environment. Employees regularly get together for a variety of social events, including:
- weekly happy hours in IMB’s Science Lounge
- regular open mic and movie nights
- beach volleyball and foosball tournaments
- PhD student, group leader, and all-staff retreats
- Annual summer and Christmas parties
In addition, IMB staff team together to compete in yearly events around Mainz, including the Gutenberg Marathon Mainz and Firmenlauf 5K races. Inside the institute, employees take breaks together to play table tennis, join around the electric piano, and practice together in the IMB choir and ukulele orchestra.
IMB’s Science Lounge functions as a casual and laid-back meeting space where great minds brainstorm and recharge. Here, the two high-end coffee makers and common kitchen space are always abuzz, whether being used for lunch, coffee breaks, or after-hours events and staff gatherings.