The IPB is actively participating in the following national and international research networks:
The ScienceCampus Halle joins the four regional Leibniz Institutes (IPB, IAMO, IPK and IWH) with the corresponding departments and institutes of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. The topic of the campus is the plant-based bioeconomy, i.e. the sustainable industrial production, processing and use of plant resources with emphasis on food and high value plant products under socio-economic aspects. This close cooperation in the field of plant-based bioeconomy will promote the scientific excellence in research and teaching, and enable the transfer of knowledge into applications.
Funding: Leibniz Association, European Fonds for Regional Development (EFRE)
Funding period: from 2012 until 2018 (Leibniz Association), until 2022 (EFRE)
Coordinator: Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)
Contact: Professor Klaus Pillen
Members: Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB),
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO),
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK),
Faculty of Natural Sciences I,II,III and Faculty of Law and Economics
of the MLU
as well as several associated members
Contact at the IPB: Prof. Ludger Wessjohann
German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
The iDiv is a hub of international biodiversity science jointly hosted by the universities in Leipzig, Jena and Halle. The mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in biodiversity research. Along with the IPB, seven other non-university institutes are associated.
Leibniz Research Alliance Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology
Advances in medicine, safe agricultural production, a healthy diet and personal hygiene are unimaginable without the development of active pharmaceutical agents. The Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology" was initiated by the IPB in 2012 and brings together the research of 17 Leibniz institutes on molecules with biological effects.
Leibniz Research Alliance Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the basis for health, contributes to food security and attenuates the effects of climate change. The aim is to reconcile the goals of biodiversity agreements with the often competing objectives of climate, energy, agricultural and economic policies. The Leibniz Research Alliance "Biodiversity" combines the expertise of 22 Leibniz institutes from different disciplines in the field of biodiversity research.
Leibniz Research Alliance Food and Nutrition
The Leibniz Research Alliance "Food Production and Healthy Nutrition" confronts the challenges of a complex world in which food production and a healthy diet are highly dependent on scarce resources, climate conditions, and the interaction with the environment. The alliance links 14 Leibniz Institutes along the value chain and thus creates a wide cross-disciplinary scientific network. Through intensive communication, the researchers can jointly pursue the global goals of food security, human health and environmental protection.
Leibniz Omics Network
LiON brings together the existing Omics expertise and instrumentation of the Leibniz institutes to further develop and significantly expand the available analytical and IT capacities and related databases. LiON will concentrate on the analysis of non-clinical microbial model organisms and communities and on natural and selected populations of important animal and plant species, which complements both current strategic goals for the development of the bioeconomy as well as the specific expertise of institutes of the Leibniz Association in these fields of research.
EU-OPENSCREEN is a large-scale Research Infrastructure with an ‘open’ pre-competitive character that makes all generated tools and data publicly accessible. The aim is the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the life sciences by providing transnational open access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources, and expertise. This will support European life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bio-industries and society.
COST Action PROTEOSTASIS
European network to integrate research on intracellular proteolysis pathways in health and disease (BM1307)
The COST Action PROTEOSTASIS is a European network with members from almost all countries in Europe. Its main objective is to facilitate research and collaborations in the fields of ubiquitin/proteasome, ubiquitin-likes, autophagy and lysosomal systems in health and diseases. Contact: Dr. Luz Irina A. Calderón Villalobos, Dr. Nico Dissmeyer und Dr. Marco Trujillo.
COST Action STREAM
STRigolactones Enhance Agricultural Methodologies (FA 1206)
The COST Action STREAM provides a European network for strigolactone research. These plant hormones contribute to plant morphology as well as soil quality. Thus, they are of great interest for modern agriculture and sustainable agro-technologies. Contact: Dr. Michael H. Walter.
Period: 04/2013 - 04/2017
Contact at the IPB: Dr. Michael H. Walter
COST Action PlantEngine
Plant Metabolic Engineering for High Value Products (FA 1006)
COST Action Bioflavour
New biocatalysts and novel molecular mechanisms (FA 0907)
The COST Action Bioflavour will build a unique European Yeast Flavour Network addressing fundamental research in natural bioflavour production through an innovative systems biology approach. The aim is to establish an eco-efficient alternative for flavour production usually done through chemical synthesis or by extraction from plants. Contact: Prof. Ludger Wessjohann.
weinberg campus e.V.
The aim of the weinberg campus e.V. is the development and marketing of the science and business cluster in the Weinberg region in Halle. This should further increase the location´s competitiveness and innovation capacity, the technology transfer and the promotion of start-ups and business foundation projects.