Our Campus

Jupiter Neuroscience Campus

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 and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. 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.

Living in Palm Beach County

Our South Florida location hosts a growing bioscience community, with institutes such as Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Scripps Florida, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, the Vaccine and Gene Institute of Florida, and Florida Atlantic University all calling Palm Beach County home.

Our institute’s location, along with the beautiful South Florida climate, allows MPFI scientists, students and staff to bike to work year round from neighboring housing developments, such as Abacoa. Palm Beach County is also home to a young and rapidly growing downtown area in West Palm Beach, with the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami easily accessible via car, train, or boat.

Discover Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County in numbers

  • 47 miles of beaches
  • 82 parks (8,000 acres)
  • 3 international airports serving the county
  • 60 miles from Fort Lauderdale
  • 80 miles from Miami
  • 133 athletic fields

Our Building

Our LEED-NC Gold Certified, 100,000 sqft 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

LEED Certification

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification, governed by the the US Green Building Council, is internationally recognized as a premier mark of achievement in green building. LEED certification requires proven excellence in categories including Location and Transportation, Materials and Resources, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Sustainable Sites, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation.