Martinsried is mostly known as the location of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and the accompanying biotechnology campus, which actually straddles the Munich/Planegg border. The campus is contingent with the Großhadern hospital campus, housing most of the Faculty of Medicine of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. The Faculty of Chemistry and a part of the Biology Faculty of the university have relocated to this new campus in 1999 and 2005.
Mailing addresses in Martinsried are assigned the postal code 82152, as are all addresses in Planegg. The Martinsried research campus can be reached by the Munich subway line U6 from the Großhadern (change to bus 266) or Klinikum Großhadern stations (15 min. walk). Planning is now underway for a possible future extension of the U6 line to Martinsried.