The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding unites the partners Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR), Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Technische Universität Dresden (Technical University of Dresden – TUD) and Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG). This makes it a unique combination of institutes of the Helmholtz Association and the Max Planck Society with the “University of Excellence” Technische Universität Dresden.

CASUS is a joint German-Polish research institute, with strong scientific collaboration with Wrocław University, Warsaw University, the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), the Warsaw University of Technology.